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Hamburg shopping has much to offer its visitors. With over nine malls and plenty of shopping streets, you can get some much needed retail therapy even during a short stay in the city.
Hamburg Shopping Tip
Don’t save your shopping for Sunday since most stores are closed. Shop hours are usually Monday through Friday from 9 am to 8 pm. Shorter hours are typical on Saturdays, generally from 9 am to 2 pm, yet locally even until 8 pm.
This street is widely regarded as THE shopping street of Hamburg. Mönckebergstraße is a pedestrian street that stretches from the train station to the City Hall. Hamburg shoppers commonly refer to this tongue-twisting street name as the “Mö.”
Here you’ll find all the big-name department stores. Karstadt, Europe’s biggest sports store, and Saturn, the world’s largest electronic store, are both located here.
Not far from the Mö and the Hamburg Stock Exchange is the Neuer Wall. This shopping street tailors to the world of high finance and high fashion. Many designer boutiques for upscale shoppers are here. You’ll find Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany’s, Armani and Louis Vuitton to name just a few.
This picturesque street is located just next to one of Hamburg’s many canals. So it’s a double bonus for shoppers and sightseers. Shoes and leather items are the specialty here, as well as the internationally-known Alterhaus department store. The Hamburger Hof, a beautifully-designed shopping mall, is not far from Jungfernstieg either.
The trendy Eppendorf neighborhood is a great spot to find hip, youthful trends. Ironically, this modern center of the avant-garde is Hamburg’s oldest district. Be sure to wander around this interesting street and you might glimpse some goldsmiths or weavers in the midst of performing their craft.
Hamburg Fish Market
Don’t let the historical name fool you, there’s much more than just smelly fish on sale in the Hamburg Fish Market district. Located between Hexenberg and Grosse Elbstraße, every Sunday there are fresh flowers, produce and even pets are on offer at this market that has been around since 1703. Live music is usually played at this outdoor venue as well.
Hanse Viertel Galerie Passage
This is one of nine large shopping malls within Hamburg. Shopaholics will find much to love in this 660 foot retail heaven, from women’s fashions, wine, jewelry, leather goods and perfume.