Walk from Hamburg Central train station towards City Hall and you'll soon bump into the merry stalls on shopping street Spitalerstraße and nearby Gerhard-Hauptmann-Platz square. Both markets provide Christmas-shoppers with replenishments in the form of mulled wine, hot chocolate and baked goods. What's more, you'll find a large number of stalls selling handicrafts, design and art, making these centrally located markets a perfect place for finding unique Christmas gifts. For a more spiritual experience, head to the Christmas market at the nearby St. Petri church.
26 November — 29 December 2018 (closed 25 December)
Daily: 10:00 a.m. — 11:00 p.m.
Walk from Central Station or U3 Mönckebergstraße
City Christmas Markets
Neighbourhoods Hamburg Mitte
This large district comprises Hamburg's busy city centre, bar-heavy St. Pauli, modern HafenCity and up-and-coming Wilhelmsburg.
New York has Fifth Avenue, Hamburg has the Mönckebergstrasse — one of the main shopping streets in the city.
A grand and gracious promenade on the banks of the Alster Lakes, Jungfernstieg boasts shopping and sightseeing.
On four Saturdays in December, colourful parades spread Christmas joy and merriment throughout Hamburg’s city centre.
The impressive Rathaus (City Hall) is Hamburg’s seat of government. Hamburg's parliament and senate assemble here.
Between Mönckebergstrasse and Jungfernstieg you will find the flagship among Hamburg's shopping malls.
The best deals are made over drinks, so Hamburg's business centre also offers some of the finest bars and after work clubs of the city.
Travelling to Hamburg by car? Find a parking facility near your hotel or business centre and learn about costs, regulations and signage.