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.
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
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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!!!
Here you can encounter the typical finds discovered in any average shopping mall. Hamburger EKZ is your standard, split level, multi-store shopping center.
Although I have seen it in a film about Chiago, which will be used by tourist, but this is the first time that I saw it on the street in germany. I hope that I can also try it!
Thalia is a major German bookseller with a broad selection of titles, rather along the lines of a Barnes and Noble. They have a large store in the shiny new Europa Passage arcade.
Some of Hamburg's most fashionable shops are located in the Alster Arcade (Alsterarkaden), located alongside a small basin in front of the Rathaus.
Kaufhof is one of the bigges German Department Stores, you can found the outlet in Hamburg in Moenckebergstr a few meters accross the Main Train Station.
What to pay: normal Prices for all kind of goods