As the warm spring sunshine starts to wake up Hamburg the designer market at HafenCity is the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor culture. HafenCity is now one of the trendiest bits of Hamburg, after a few years of intensive renovation, and so you are likely to find an upmarket class of shopper here.
At Dir.Die.Sein the stalls will have unique items that you wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere. Picking up a fresh piece of art or an exclusive bit of jewellery could be just the thing to remind you of your amazing trip to Hamburg or a one of a kind present for someone special.
The market opens every Saturday at a very reasonable 11am, not too early for those who have been out partying the night before. There is plenty of time to browse the stalls as the market does not close until 6pm. It is a great way to spend a few hours in Hamburg and as it is free to get in it won’t stretch your budget. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you won’t come out laden with shopping bags.
Once you have shopped your fill and looked out over the stunning harbour you will probably be in need of some refreshment. The market has its own little coffee shop, HB’s café, which is great for a coffee and a cake but for something more substantial you are better off heading back into central Hamburg.
Try the Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht on Adolphsbrucke right by the canal. You will get a stunning view across the water and as well as tasty, traditional German food they also brew their own beers. This can be a fun place to set yourself up for the evening as it gets pretty lively later on.
For something a little different try Sala Thai on Brandsende. As the name suggests they do some excellent Thai food served with a spoon and fork, so you don’t need to be worry if you are not a dab hand at chopsticks. This one is a slightly higher priced restaurant but the friendly atmosphere and tasty Thai food will make the extra few Euros worth it.