Indulge in a spot of shopping in Hamburg
Hamburg has been a famous trading city for centuries and today this history is reflected in the incredible range 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, so you will have a great time choosing your next purchase.
The 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 can be found under one roof. The Colonnaden is an architectural gem offering Neo-Renaissance buildings along a charming pedestrianized street. Inside, boutiques are filled with specialist stores as well as larger chains. Here you will find fine teas, bookstores, handmade jewelry, stationary and a good selection of coffee shops for that much needed rest along the way. Grosse Bleichen is another major shopping street.
Everything under one roof
When looking at the outer façade, Europa Passage looks like a luxury cruise liner. Step inside and you will find five decks filled with 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.
Flea markets can be found across the city offering a treasure trove of goods to antique hunters or if you are looking for that perfect vintage piece for your home. Food markets are also a delight to stroll around and sample local, organic produce. The highlight though 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.
Whether you are on a stop over and have some hours to spare or are staying at Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport, make sure you set aside time for a spot of retail therapy and enjoy the city’s shopping experience.