Hamburg has been a famous trading city for centuries and today this history is reflected in the incredible selection of shopping opportunities on offer. With the city’s wide range of shopping streets, malls, markets and boutiques there is something for everyone’s taste, ensuring you a great time finding new treasures.
The highlightsThe tree-lined Mönkebergstrasse is the oldest retail avenue in the city and home to many department stores and fashion boutiques. For a luxury retail experience, head to Neuer Wall for exclusive brands and haute couture, as well as elegant jewelers and interior stores. The highlight of the street has to be Unger, where over 100 designers are found under one roof.
The Colonnaden is an architectural gem offering Neo-Renaissance buildings along a charming pedestrianized street. Inside, you find boutiques, specialist stores and the larger chains. Browse through fine teas, bookstores, handmade jewelry, stationary and a good selection of coffee shops for that much needed rest along the way.
Everything under one roofWhen looking at the outer façade, Europa Passage looks like a luxury cruise liner. Step inside and you will find five decks filled with more than 120 stores, making this the largest mall in central Hamburg. Alstertal Einkaufs Zentrum is a mall found in the Poppenbüttel area of the city. This modern three-story building has been renovated and extended on several occasions throughout its history and now houses around 240 shops which include everything from chain stores like Zara and H&M to upscale brands such as Hollister, Michael Kors and Boss.
Explore Hamburg’s MarketsFlea markets can be found across the city offering a treasure trove of goods to antique hunters or that perfect vintage piece for your home. Food markets are also a delight to stroll around and sample local, organic produce. The highlight is the famous Fish Market. It requires an early rise on a Sunday morning but is well worth it for both the atmosphere and food.
Stroll the charming streetsWith an abundance of enchanting and charming streets, Hamburg is the perfect place to get lost in for a few hours. Take a leisurely stroll, stop by a café for some tasty pastries and browse the unique stores while you walk among picturesque houses. Mönkebergstrasse, which is located in the Old Town, is often referred to as the traditional shopping street of Hamburg. Here you will find department stores, international chains and an eclectic selection of independent boutiques and quirky shops. Stop by Saturn and delve into their impressive selection of CDs and vinyl.
Grosse Bleichen runs parallel to high-end Neuer Wall and offers a wide range of top luxury-brands, perfect for a “me-day”. Pairing stunning views over the Alster with fantastic boutiques, Jungfernstieg is the perfect place to spend a full day of shopping and sightseeing. Last but not least we have the hip, up-and-coming Scanzenviertel which is packed with great eateries and independent stores from some of Hamburg’s emerging designers.
Whether you are on a stopover or staying at the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel in Hamburg for a few days, make sure you set aside time for a spot of retail therapy and enjoy the city’s shopping experience.