Colonnaden Shopping Street
Colonnaden was built in 1874 as a private street by the Wex brothers, who owned a selection of properties in central Hamburg. Many of the street’s original Neo-Renaissance style façades remain intact. The name ‘Colonnaden’ stems from the many columns supporting the arcades alongside the street, which give the area a luxurious, Venetian flair. Exquisite, marble shop fronts lure the visitor into spending hours inside, browsing through ‘products with a story’.
Even though Colonnaden has faced turbulent times over the century, today it presents itself in impeccable shape. Attractive, modern stores complement the traditional and established names of the olden days. A stroll up and down Colonnaden is a highlight to every visit to Hamburg.
A relaxed stroll to Planten un Blomen
Although Colonnaden is located right in the city centre, the street remains calm and distinctly elegant. It connects Jungfernstieg to Stephansplatz along the back of the Staatsoper and the Four Seasons Hotel, and presents the quickest link from the busy city centre to the Planten un Blomen park. Colonnaden can also be accessed through the Gänsemarkt-Passage shopping arcade, which leads to Gustav-Mahler square with its many bistros and coffee shops.
The shops alongside Colonnaden are typically small-sized and independently run, chain stores remain an exception. You’ll find luxury products and high-quality speciality items such as Nana Hellwege’s handcrafted jewellery, paper and pens at Papier & Feder, and made-to-measure shoes at Crossford’s.
Colonnaden is home to a fine selection of restaurants and cafés, many of which offer alfresco dining opportunities as soon as the weather begins to warm up. The range of cuisines is impressive, spanning from Italian (Le Pergola Due) to local fare (Hamburger Fischerstuben), Portuguese (Pastelaria Caravela) and Japanese (Matsumi), to name just a few. Be sure to cozy up in one of the many coffee shops, like Balzac Coffee or Cup&Cino.
Colonnaden, 20354 Hamburg
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - late most days.
U2 to Gänsemarkt, U1 to Stephansplatz, Bus M5 to Gänsemarkt
Gänsemarkt Car Park, 700 spaces