Hamburg Shopping

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  • Various: Gaensemarkt (Goose market)

    by Mariajoy Updated Apr 13, 2006

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    No Geese Here!

    The Gaensemarkt Passage is an indoor shopping area - a glass roofed mall - with various shops and cafes on two levels. According to the website geese were never actually sold here so there is some mystery as to how it got it's name!

    Goose Market

    What to buy: Clothes seemed especially cheap, but I rarely buy anything on my trips as I can't be bothered to carry extra stuff in my rucksack.

    What to pay: Seemed cheaper than the UK

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    Harburger Wochenmarkt: Six Days A week

    by Kushelkitten Written Jul 19, 2005

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    Many towns have Marketplätze or market places/squares and Hamburg is no exception. What makes the market in Hamburg-Harburg so special is that it takes place six days a week, Monday- Saturday 6am-1pm.
    Most in the city only happen once or twice a week

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    What to buy: You can do almost all your grocery shopping in the Wochenmarkt. Farmers from around the area have stands which they sell their fresh produce and eggs. Butchers sell fresh meat. There are also stands where flower farms sell bouquets and fresh cut flowers. Small tailors and wholesellers have wagons from which they sell clothing.

    What to pay: Depends on what you buy. Usually slightly less than the near by grocery stores.

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    Sobatka: Wedding, Anniversary, or ???

    by Kushelkitten Written Jun 26, 2005

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    Sobatka is a 3 level store in the Heart of Hamburg-Harburg. The building is on the the prettiest in the area; brick but ornately decorated. I especially like the cherub lightening rod on the roof.
    The store specializes in many different things from housewares ranging from can openers (top of the line) to expensive espresso machines. Porcelaine; disher, small statuettes, Hummels, silverware (i.e. WMF), Swaroski Crystal animals and jewlery, and much more. A great place to stop by if you need a gift for a wedding, anniversary, christening, or other special occasion.

    What to pay: Prices naturally depend on what you purchase.

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    Flohmarkt: Old or new? The German Yard Sale

    by Kushelkitten Updated Apr 18, 2005

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    Years ago when I lived in Germany as a child every three months or so there would be a junk day. Families would take whatever they didnt want and place it out on the street in front of their houses. The neighbors would then walk around the neighborhood and take whatever was still useful out of the pile. A friend of mine found a whole bunch on barely used baby furniture once. Too bad junk days arent allowed anymore, yard sales arent permitted but instead there is the ever popular Flohmarkt ( flea market.)

    You will find these either sponsored by churches, schools, and neighborhoods which are held at various times through the year. There are also some regularly scheduled ones which take place on Sundays. People can rent a space, put up a table and sell their old things, crafts, baked goods, or whatever else they can think of.

    Sometimes they are held in parking lots and those are generally the permenant every Sunday ones. The others that will take up 4 or 5 city blocks with tables lining both sides of the streets. They make for quite the event.

    These are not limited to Hamburg. You can find flea markets in every city.
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    What to buy: books, music, antiques, crafts, toys

    What to pay: depends on how well you can bargin and whether or not the seller wants to bargin.

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    SWOYAMBHU: Nepalese Treasures in Altona

    by ericaj. Written Apr 15, 2005

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    The Front of Swoyambhu

    In the multi-cultural neighborhood of Altona, you can find SWOYAMBHU, a gem of a shop that sells clothing and gift items from Nepal. Named after a neighborhood in the city of Khatmandu, SWOYAMBHU has a new age feel to it, with an nice selection of incense, crystals, eastern water pipes, Hindu and Buddhist statues, exotic jewelry, and traditional style Nepalese jackets, sweaters, hats, ect. They also have an incredible assortment of Nepalese picnic blankets, sarongs, and women's scarves. One of the cutest, and perhaps, quirkiest items that they offer are handmade houseshoes and hats (for about $15) that look like elf clothing, or perhaps something that "The Joker" would wear as pictured on a playing card, really charming. Ask for the manager, Uman. He's from Khatmandu and a really nice young man.

    What to pay: Incense from 1-8 Euro, exotic rings from 10-30 Euro, elf hats & shoes about 15 Euro, fruit flavored tobacco 3,50 Euro printed sarongs, blankets, & scarves about 10-35 Euro....

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    Musikhaus Lebens: Musician?

    by Kushelkitten Updated Apr 14, 2005

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    Musikhaus-Lebens

    If you are a musician this is the place to shop. Musichaus Lebens the oldest music store in Hamburg and it is family owned , my family .
    This year it has its 123rd Anniversary.
    Anyway.... great customer service, wide selection of instruments of all sorts.
    Repairs done on in the shop
    Lesson given as well.

    What to buy: Sheet music
    Instruments
    Assorted muscial acessories

    What to pay: A few cents for a plectron (pick) for your guitar or a few thousand euros for a French Horn.

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    Shopping area: Arkaden to Phoenix Center

    by Kushelkitten Updated Mar 3, 2005

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    If you want a wide variety of shopping take a trip south of the Elbe to Haburg-Harburg.

    This area of town is undergoing a large renewal, shedding its not so nice image and has tons of shopping. You can begin at either end starting at the new Phoenix Center or at the slightly older Harburger Arkaden. As you work your way from one shopping complex to the next you can stroll down Lüneburgerstrasse a thriving pedestrian area.

    In the summer you will find some nice cafes and a small play area for children as well.

    What to buy: Anything you might want .

    What to pay: Pricey designer stores are at the Phoenix Center (Cashmire House, Esprit, S. Oliver), just as nice but less expensive are located on the way to and in the Arkaden.
    Prices of course vary per store.

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    Mönckebergstraße: All Department Stores in One Street!

    by RhineRoll Updated Dec 29, 2004

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    M��nckebergstra��e -- Hamburg's main shopping street

    Mönckeberg Street is definitely one of Germany's best shopping streets. It runs from the central train station (Hauptbahnhof) to the City Hall and is largely pedestrianised. Only buses and taxis are allowed to use the small driveway between the wide walkways. Nearly all major retail chains have large stores here, including Europe's largest department store for consumer electronics.

    In addition to downtown Hamburg, there are large malls in nearly all parts of town.

    What to buy: Everything you can possibly think of -- the Kaufhof and Karstadt department stores have good deli supermarkets. Other luxury items are rather found in the noble shopping quarter between the Canals right behind the City Hall.

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    Kiosk ;-): very little grossery shops everywhere

    by chancay Written Oct 20, 2004

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    machine oil

    little shops you often can´t enter, there is just enough place for one person inside with all articles around.

    What to buy: you get here alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, snacks, cigarettes, chewing gums, city maps and machine oil!

    What to pay: a bit more than in supermarkets

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    Condomerie: Condomery

    by chancay Written Oct 20, 2004

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    What makes it so special? well, it is nothing new anymore to find special shops just for condoms & Co, but it is neither too usual.

    Special is as well a little offer in the shop window: there is this shopping bag called jumbo size condom ;-) ....if anyone can proof that his "sausage" fits this condom he gets 100Euro from the store....so boys...run and check out ;-D

    What to buy: All kind of condoms and other toys

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    Karstadt shopping Store: Department store shopping

    by brucegt Written Aug 22, 2004

    It is the biggest department store in downtown Hamburg. You can find everything here from jewelry to souvenirs. Don't forget about the tax free service on your purchases. Go to third floor for paperwork.

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    ARKO: DON'T LEAVE HAMBURG WITH NO SWEETS & SOUVENIRS

    by STEFZAMM Updated Jul 29, 2004

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    Walking through Hauptbahnhof, even early in the morning, this small sweets/liquer/soft toys/mugs/souvenir shop caught my attention.
    It's a very small shop but it's loaded with all kind of sweets, liquers and souvenirs.
    The lady at the shop knew no English but her smile and dedication were enough to buy all my souvenirs from this shop.
    The shop lady is always gift wrapping souvenirs like mugs filled with sweets together with a soft toy with "Love Hamburg" messages!

    What to buy: It has a wide selection of sweets - box / gift wrapped, liquers, mugs, soft toys, flowers & more. Basically that something from Hamburg to take back home. I bought some of each .. dad loved the liquer ... & I loved the sweets.. "Hamburger" - the name I gave the teddy I bought from Arko is still one of my favorites :) ... besides if you're off with the underground or on your way to work you can always buy a handful of sweets

    What to pay: Normal prices... quite cheap compared to such souvenir shops...

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    C&A: IT TELLS BY THE NAME - C&A

    by STEFZAMM Updated Jul 29, 2004

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    THIS SHOP HAS CLOTHS AND ACCESSORIES FOR OLD AND YOUNG, WOMEN AND MEN. THE PRICES ARE FAIRLY CHEAP BUT THE MATERIAL AND STUFF IS FAIRLY GOOD.

    What to buy: AT C&A YOU CAN GET ANYTHING WITH REGARDS TO CLOTHS YET IF ANY WARM CLOTHS ARE NEEDED FOR THE WINTER IF YOUR HOLIDAY IS IN THAT COLD SEASON I SUGGEST YOU VISIT THIS SHOP FOR GOOD QUALITY JACKETS AND WARM STUFF AND GOOD PRICES...

    What to pay: VERY REASONABLE PRICES

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    Saturn: Internet Access

    by principesa Updated Sep 3, 2002

    Saturn is a huge chain store all over Germany, specializing in home electronics and computers. In the ground level of the store in Hamburg, there is an internet cafe with very friendly staff.

    What to pay: They charge 1.50 euro for 30 minutes, 3 euro for 30 minutes.

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    the Hamburg Fish Market / der Fischmarkt: Go early in the morning

    by tini58de Written Aug 29, 2002

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    Aale Dieter at Hamburg Fish Market

    it took me a couple of times to finally find the fish!!! The Hamburg Fish Market is a bizarre mixture of a (fish) market and a fleamarket and a big party place!!!

    If possible try to be there VERY early in the morning - they might start as early as 5 o'clock and it lasts until 10 (?) o'clock!

    What to buy: you will find fish (go to the river, there you will find the fishing boats), fruit, smoked fish, noodles and many other things

    What to pay: they will start packing packages: "this, and this, plus this, plus this and another of this - for just so and so many €uro!"

    But be careful: the first package (when they explain, what they include) will be a good bargain, the following ones are fake!!!

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