The Niki de Saint Phalle promenade proceeds of the quick place/central station up to the Kröpcke though a floor deep. And this agrees on the charm of this purchase arcade: the earlier Passarelle was renovated within the last few years and has developed into a piece of jewellery. The modern orientation of the outer fronts of business and shops is more fun on shopping. The supply of the Niki de Saint Phalle promenade is attractive and modern, the walk by the underground purchase arcade is worthwhile in any case.
Swedish Fashion, nice design with various types, reasonable prices. It's H&M. However, the most clothes are made in East-Europe, North-Africa and China so the quality is not the best.
H&M has worldwide stores, but so far there is no spot in Taiwan. How a big pity. :-(
From the trainstation to the Kroepcke (city center) there is this "underground" shopping mall, called Passerelle. Many nice shops can be visited along this short mall. It is not really udnrground, as from everywhere you can see the heaven. But the level is udner the normal street level.
The Passerelle has been one of the first shopping streets in Germany and has been build together with our U-Bahn in the 1970s. After a renovation for EXPO2000 it has been renamed "Niki de St Phalle-Boulevard". But nobody really calls it that. For people in Hannover it will stay the Passerelle.
When you see this pic, then the Passerelle is on the left and then downstairs.
Every saturday morning starts a big fleamarket on both side of the Leine near Hannover oldtown. You can get there almost everything, from mobile phone to antique furniture. It is fun to stroll around here.
My first impression when I was in Hannover is that I think it's a good place to shop. All the shops allocated right in the city centre, and it's easy to get around to each and every shop by foot. And there are a wide varieties of shops which sell many different kind of things. From branded stuff to ordinary stuff! ;-D
Hannover used to have a very ugly concrete underground shopping street called "Passerelle" in the city centre. There's been a lot of building going on in the last years and now the underground shopping suddenly is really nice and light. It's got a new name, too. Now it's called "Niki de Saint Phalle Promenade".
French artist Niki de Saint Phalle is a honorary citizen of Hannover because of all the art she has given the city. After she died it was decided that the new city centre gallery will carry her name. A nice idea I think!
What to buy: Shoes, presents, food, South African candles, CDs etc etc. There's lots of shops here.
Georg-street from Steintor till Kröpke and some of the crossing streets are pedestrian area of Hannover where the shopping life happens
What to buy: everything
What to pay: everything