Shopping Destinations


The pedestrian street Spitalerstrasse in Central Hamburg's shopping district ranks among the ten most-visited streets in Germany.​​​​​​​

Spitalerstrasse (lit. Hospital Street) is an integral part of Central Hamburg’s shopping district. The pedestrian zone runs parallel to the Mönckebergstrasse street and ranks among the ten most visited streets in Germany. Spitalerstrasse is where Hamburg citizens go for variety: from department stores to pharmacies and bank branches, from fashion to opticians to phone shops — it’s all there. The heart of Hamburg’s central shopping district connects Central Station with Rathausmarkt (City Hall Square). Spitalerstrasse is characterized by its attractive mix of stores housed in typical Hanseatic merchant buildings of grand proportions.

Beautifully decorated in Winter, Spitalerstrasse becomes a romantic backdrop for the annual Christmas markets.


Spitalerstrasse features a range of global brands and German retail greats: Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), New Yorker, Vero Moda, S.Oliver, Jack & Jones, Zara, Zero, Kenvelo and Orsay as well as prominent department stores, fashion centre Peek & Cloppenburg and Anson’s, a leading men’s outfitter. Karstadt Sport & Spiel caters to children and sport enthusiasts, and the Lego Brand Store is a highlight for kids and parents alike.

For shoe-lovers, Spitalerstrasse offers a particularly large selection of shops: Along with Deichmann, Nike and Runners Point, shoe giant Görtz impresses with variety across four floors.

As for even more variety, jewellery stores Bijou Brigitte and Six, Depot home furnishings and photo specialist 1000 Töpfe, coffee retailer Tschibo, beauty and cosmetics shops Douglas and Lush, and Thalia bookstore complete a shopping destination that has something in store for everyone.


Established in 1924, seafood restaurant Daniel Wischer is a Hamburg icon serving traditional, local fish at reasonable prices. Café-restaurant Vivet offers light Mediterranean cuisine while the Vienna-style Cafe Wirth at the Mönckebergbrunnen honours its name with a selection of delicious cakes and coffees.


Spitalerstrasse, 20095 Hamburg

Getting There

Trains U/S to Hauptbahnhof, U3 Mönckebergstraße, all Buses to and from Central Station

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m.


Gertrudentor Car Park, 1,900 spaces
Ferdinandstraße Car Park, 160 spaces

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