Shopping in Hamburg
Hamburg is the commercial and cultural center of Northern Germany and also one of the largest port cities in Europe. There are many offices, banks, insurance companies and, of course, shops, boutiques and shopping centers. No other city in Europe can boast of such a huge number of streets lined with fashionable boutiques and shops. Shopping in Hamburg is an unusual and exciting experience. Walking along the shopping arcades of the city is pleasant both in the rain and in the heat, since almost all shopping streets in Hamburg are designed in such a way that passages and sheds protected from any bad weather. They are located mainly in the western part of Hamburg..
What to buy in Hamburg? This is a tricky question, because you can buy everything in this beautiful city. What is missing here - fashionable clothes and shoes, jewelry, porcelain, leather goods, various souvenirs - and this is not a complete list of what the local shops have to offer..
- Brand clothes. In Hamburg, you can often meet the most famous models and fashionistas of the world, which is not at all surprising. In Hamburg, not only huge shopping centers are allocated for designer collections, but entire streets where you can buy clothes and shoes from brands such as: Tom Tailor, Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Burberry.
- Souvenirs. As a seaport, deep blue baseball caps, magnetic figurines, vests, caps with images of ships, coats of arms, famous personalities of the city, sailors and travelers are very popular in Hamburg. And, of course, how can you leave this magnificent city without the traditional boat in a bottle, panoramic postcards and magnets with the main attractions of Hamburg. A rather popular souvenir worth bringing from Hamburg is the company's porcelain figurines. «Meissen». They can be purchased at any large mall or specialty store of the brand. Well, all chefs will be delighted when you hand them a set of popular Solingen carving knives. A symbolic but pleasant souvenir can be a German beer mug made of ceramics, porcelain, metal or glass and decorated with a city symbol or other image indicating that this item was made in Hamburg. And to bring your compatriot even more joy, present him with a bottle of real German hop beer and famous German sausages..
- Sweets. What to bring from Hamburg to the inveterate sweet tooth? Of course, curly marzipan and chocolate in the shape of fish, delicious gingerbread cookies and sets of various sweets, which are sold in any supermarket in the city. Hamburg is very rich in gastronomic delights of its own production, which allow unmistakable identification of their origin. Only here you can buy a confectionery souvenir «Hamburger Elbkiesel», which is colorful jars with corks filled with chocolates of various varieties and lollipops imitating sea stones.
- Tea. Oddly enough, tea has become one of the characteristic products of Hamburg. There are many shops with a huge assortment of tea varieties scattered throughout the city. Tea with caramel, apple and cinnamon is especially popular with tourists..