This traditional department store facing lake Alster is an institution in itself- selling just about everything there is to sell. It has all kinds of products on offer, ranging from stationery to fashion apparel from the store's brands and famous designers to carpets. The upper floor of this traditional stylish department store is known as 'the paradise for bon viveurs'. A delicatessen with the finest goods from all over the world is located here and there is hardly anything missing from the impressive range of products. The highly-praised wine department has wines from leading wine exporting countries like Italy and France and also exotic South American and Australian wines.
Opened in 2006, the Europa Passage is a huge mall located at the center of Hamburg. The mall is five stories high, accommodates over 100 stores and is as vast as 30,000 square meters (322,917 square feet). The magnificent architecture of the mall gives it the appearance of a luxury cruise ship. Prestigious brands such as H&M, Tom Taylor, Levis, Milano and many more occupy the spaces at the Europa Passage. The mall is also a perfect destination to shop for groceries, technical equipment, and much more. Additionally, Europa Passage houses the Walentowski-Galerie where one can applaud the original works of Udo Lindenberg.
Boasting of an extensive music collection in St.Pauli, Groove City specializes in vinyl records. Disc jockeys still prefer to work with the black records, which explains a large selection of hip-hop and dance floor albums, but soul, jazz and drum'n'bass recordings are also to be found here. Record collectors will like this store. Apart from the vinyl records, you can also find a host of CDs and even cassettes of all music genres! This store is a must-visit for music lovers.
One of Hamburg's largest department stores, Galeria Kaufhof stocks everything from shoes to screwdrivers, CDs to socks and computers to pencil-sharpeners. Weary shoppers can take a break at the self-service restaurant. Although those in the know, head straight for the Delicatessen. It boasts a variety of scrumptious food from all over the world, and just the right wine to complement it.
The elegant Levante-Haus is located on Hamburg's busiest city center shopping street, Mönckerbergstraße. Constructed in the shell of a former office building called Kontorhaus in the mid-1990s, the shopping center boasts of 44 different shops selling a product range covering anything from fashion to telephones. Levante-Haus also contains six cafes and restaurants, as well as its own coffee house. The exclusive Park Hotel Hyatt and the Shark Club nightclub are also housed in the complex.
Edeka Niemerszein believes in quality, and it is evident from the freshness of the food that this supermarket sells. Originally a family business, this company has since expanded to establish several stores in and around Hamburg, with this location being a hot favorite. One can find everything from local fruits and vegetables to exotic produce here, in addition to fish, meat and poultry products, wines and milk products. The prices are higher than other supermarkets, but the quality is to match.
Video? That was yesterday-the future belongs to DVD. Watching films like at the cinema, with super sound and pictures which are absolutely in focus, and all that on a little round disc-that's what DVD stands for. DVD-players are not yet every day items, as they are still too expensive, but it's highly likely that in a few years there will be one in every household, and the good old VCR will get chucked out. Venal Virulent specialise in DVD equipment. You can get all the latest DVD productions here, as well as classic movies which have been digitalised and reasonable offers on players.
No, the famous London auctioneers don't have a Hamburg branch, which is a pity, really. But if you simply must have one of Madonna's clipped off toenails, a genuine Picasso from his purple phase, a broken Jimi Hendrix string or a half-eaten piece of toast with Mick Jagger's original bite marks on it, you can join an auction at Sotheby's in London via telephone. And in case you own something special which might be interesting for the auctioneers, the office at Tesdorpfstraße is the place to turn to for estimations and delivery.
The worldwide popularity of Harry Potter has shown that children's books are far from extinct. A few years ago, children's literature seemed threatened by Gameboys, Tamagotchis and other computer games, but a good story will never lose its charm. Kibula in Uhlenhorst has a good selection of picture books for toddlers as well as more advanced works for teenagers. The advice is excellent, which is a good thing bearing in mind that thousands of different children's books are published every year.
For some people, comics and cartoons are art. The kind of art which they would like to display on their walls. Galerie Cels specializes in posters, postcards, prints and oil-paintings from cartoon productions. Among them are not only scenes and characters from the classic Walt Disney, Flintstones, Batman and Pink Panther strips, but also more modern figures like the beautifully drawn Japanese Mangas. Carl Barks' pictures are especially worth mentioning, as they are appreciated by many comic fans all over. At the Galerie Cels you can also purchase oil-paintings by Barks.
Overlooking the canal, Klangmanufaktur opened its doors in 2016. This retail outlet is known to exclusively sell the finest Steinway and Sons grand pianos. They also help maintain and revamp old grand pianos to suit the pianist’s taste. Grand pianos can be rented out for concerts, events and recordings.
More and more people choose Buddhism as their religious denomination in Germany these days, and even more people are interested in Buddhist philosophy and their rituals. The crouching Buddha, a relaxing cup of tea and the typical joss-stick scents are particularly popular. The people of Tibet are known to be very religious. Unfortunately, the people is not yet independent from China. The products you can get at Tibetan Lama Art are all connected with Tibet and Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, despite the fact that the Dalai Lama himself lives in his Indian exile...