Altstadt: the historic centre
The Mönkebergstrasse is one of the main shopping streets in Hamburg. This charming area — close to the main station and the historic City Hall — is home to large department stores, fashion boutiques and small retail businesses.
Along the Mönckebergstrasse you’ll find mall-like establishments such as Europa Passage as well as department stores like Karstadt, Kaufhof and Saturn, that offer everything from clothes to electronic devices. Fashion for every taste and budget can be found at chain-stores like C&A, Peek & Cloppenburg or H&M. Right next to these, you’ll find numerous boutiques like the chic women’s fashion store AppelrathCüpper or Anson’s, where fashion-savvy men can browse through the latest collections. At Thomas-I-Punkt, the young and hip can shop for high-end fashion by Scandinavian designers. Don’t miss out on traditional Hanseatic stores, such as Wiesenhavern (cameras, televisions and sound systems) and Gold Kraemer (jewellery).
Lined with trees
Even though thousands of Hamburg locals and visitors stroll through the Mönckebergstrasse everyday, it never feels too crowded. The street, lined with oaks and plane trees, is prohibited for regular traffic, ensuring a relaxed shopping experience for pedestrians.
Food and drink
Many cafés have set up their tables along the broad avenue of the Mönckebergstrasse, inviting those with tired feet for a cappuccino or cold beer while watching the crowds go by. Try Mönckebrunnen for a quick rest, or Tschebull for a taste of its contemporary Austrian cuisine. Sausage-joint Mö Grill is an institution in Hamburg, and a juicy currywurst to lift the spirits is highly recommended!
Mönckebergstrasse, 20095 Hamburg
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am until 7:00 or 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am until 8:00 pm
U/S Hauptbahnhof, U3 Möckebergstrasse, Various buses
Gertrudentor, 1.900 parking spaces
Saturn, 334 parking spaces
Karstadt, 300 parking spaces