Hanover shopping offers internationally-known designer names in a variety of different shopping venues. See my hot tips for this German city below…
Hanover Shopping Tip
Most shops are open from Monday through Saturdays until 8:00 pm, locally until 10:00 pm, although some will close earlier than that. Sunday is not a good day for shopping since all but a few stores will be closed. So plan accordingly.
Kröpcke and Pedestrian Zone
This Hanover shopping area consists of Bahnhofstraße, the street that connects the train station to the central point of Kröpcke, as well as the surrounding areas of Große Packhofstraße and Platz der Weltausstellung. And what can you find here?
There are department stores with women’s and men’s fashions, cosmetics and perfumeries, shoes, bookstores (including the city’s largest: Schmorl & von Seefeld) and telecommunications companies. Be sure to poke your head down some of the smaller side streets. You never know what you might find.
Altstadt (Old Town)
If you want some eye candy to go along with your window shopping, then head to Hanover’s Old Town a.k.a. Altstadt. This district has many smaller, more unique shops that are housed in elegant half-timbered buildings. You can find clothes, shoes, books and jewelry in this picturesque center.
Georgstraße is the city’s own Fifth Avenue. It has also been pedestrianized, so that shoppers have the full run of the place. You can see and feel the classiness of Georgstraße with its proximity to the Opera House and Aegidientorplatz.
If you want the latest in trendy fashions or expensive jewelry, this is the street for you.
This subterranean shopping street of Niki-de-Saint-Phalle-Promenade is a highlight of Hanover shopping. You can find this unique shopping spot just off of Kröpcke and the Raschplatz.
Hanover Market Hall
Those who insist on sampling some local produce and meats should head to Markthalle with an empty stomach. This covered market has fresh fruits and bread, green vegetables, pastries, meats and fish. Whether you’re looking for some take-home treats or a lunch on the go, the Market Hall will provide it for you.