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1. Posted by gramboer (Budding Member 9 posts) 2y

Hi,

I'm travelling back to Belgium from Russia and Poland and I'll be spending a week in Hamburg. I heard it's a great city, but I don't know it very well and I find it hard to find the information I'm interested in. I'm not really interested in the big, commercial centre, but I've been told that there are some more artsy neighbourhoods, with record shops and smaller clothing shops and stuff ...
So: does anyone know the cool neighbourhoods to hang out, nice clubs, where to eat, where to shop, where you can have a good breakfast, etc ...

Thanks a lot!!

Gijs

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1158 posts) 2y

Hi Gijs,

I think the artsy neighbourhoods in Hamburg you're looking for are "Schanzenviertel" around S-Bahn Sternschanze, the area close to U-Bahn Feldstr. in particular "Marktstr." and Ottensen, which is close to S-Bahn Altona.
In all of these places you will find great little shops, good restaurants and cool bars and cafés.
Although I no longer live in Hamburg here's a list of my favorite places:

Schanzenviertel:

Breakfast: Saal II
Schulterblatt 83, 20357 Hamburg, Germany
Great café that turns into a funky bar at night.

Shopping:
Zardoz
Schulterblatt 36, 20357 Hamburg, Germany
Have a wide range of new and 2nd hand Cds, vinyl, DVDs and books.

Restaurant:
Balutschistan
Schulterblatt 88, 20357 Hamburg, Germany
Yummy Persian treats!

Feldstr. area:

Breakfast:
Kaffee Klatsch
Glas­hüt­ten­straße 17, 20357 Ham­burg
Really small but cozy café with yummy breakfast!

Bar/Nightclub:
Gruener Jaeger
Neuer Pferdemarkt 36 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Indie club, sometimes great gigs

Uebel & Gefaehrlich:
Feldstr. 66, in the Bunker, 20359 Hamburg
Pretty cool location for a night club as it is in an old bunker
Have experienced great nights there, but really depends on the DJs

Ottensen:

Aurel:
Bahrenfelder Straße 157, 22765 Hamburg, Germany
Nice café/bar, serve great coffee

Veg out:
Bahrenfelder Str. 212, 22765 Hamburg
Great vegetarian take-away for lunch

Elbfisch:
Bahrenfelder Straße 88, 22765 Hamburg
Alternative to the veggie lunch. Great restaurant to eat fish or at least "Fischbrötchen" (Fish in a bread roll :).

Hope this helps as a start.

Steff

3. Posted by gramboer (Budding Member 9 posts) 2y

Hi Steff!

This is great stuff! Thanks. Hope I can try them all :)