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Years ago when I lived in Germany as a child every three months or so there would be a junk day. Families would take whatever they didnt want and place it out on the street in front of their houses. The neighbors would then walk around the neighborhood and take whatever was still useful out of the pile. A friend of mine found a whole bunch on barely used baby furniture once. Too bad junk days arent allowed anymore, yard sales arent permitted but instead there is the ever popular Flohmarkt ( flea market.)
You will find these either sponsored by churches, schools, and neighborhoods which are held at various times through the year. There are also some regularly scheduled ones which take place on Sundays. People can rent a space, put up a table and sell their old things, crafts, baked goods, or whatever else they can think of.
Sometimes they are held in parking lots and those are generally the permenant every Sunday ones. The others that will take up 4 or 5 city blocks with tables lining both sides of the streets. They make for quite the event.
These are not limited to Hamburg. You can find flea markets in every city.
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What to buy: books, music, antiques, crafts, toys
What to pay: depends on how well you can bargin and whether or not the seller wants to bargin.
Address: Everywhere lists can be found in the local paper
Many towns have Marketplätze or market places/squares and Hamburg is no exception. What makes the market in Hamburg-Harburg so special is that it takes place six days a week, Monday- Saturday 6am-1pm.
Most in the city only happen once or twice a week
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What to buy: You can do almost all your grocery shopping in the Wochenmarkt. Farmers from around the area have stands which they sell their fresh produce and eggs. Butchers sell fresh meat. There are also stands where flower farms sell bouquets and fresh cut flowers. Small tailors and wholesellers have wagons from which they sell clothing.
What to pay: Depends on what you buy. Usually slightly less than the near by grocery stores.
Address: Am Sand, Hamburg- Harburg 21073
Directions: S3 or S31 to Harburg Rathaus. Exit Neue Strasse and walk straight. Turn next to Fielmann Optiker and Bolero Spanish Restaurant. Go down the stairs and there you are.
If you are a musician this is the place to shop. Musichaus Lebens the oldest music store in Hamburg and it is family owned , my family .
This year it has its 123rd Anniversary.
Anyway.... great customer service, wide selection of instruments of all sorts.
Repairs done on in the shop
Lesson given as well.
What to buy: Sheet music
Assorted muscial acessories
What to pay: A few cents for a plectron (pick) for your guitar or a few thousand euros for a French Horn.
Address: Am Sand
Directions: Largest building on the street 5 stories. On the corner of Am Sand and Höllertwiete
Sobatka is a 3 level store in the Heart of Hamburg-Harburg. The building is on the the prettiest in the area; brick but ornately decorated. I especially like the cherub lightening rod on the roof.
The store specializes in many different things from housewares ranging from can openers (top of the line) to expensive espresso machines. Porcelaine; disher, small statuettes, Hummels, silverware (i.e. WMF), Swaroski Crystal animals and jewlery, and much more. A great place to stop by if you need a gift for a wedding, anniversary, christening, or other special occasion.
What to pay: Prices naturally depend on what you purchase.
Address: Lüneburger Tor 1
Directions: From Buxtehude Str. turn onto Goldschmiedts Str. and make a left onto Harburger Ring. It will be on the left.
Parking available at the garage further down the street.
If you want a wide variety of shopping take a trip south of the Elbe to Haburg-Harburg.
This area of town is undergoing a large renewal, shedding its not so nice image and has tons of shopping. You can begin at either end starting at the new Phoenix Center or at the slightly older Harburger Arkaden. As you work your way from one shopping complex to the next you can stroll down Lüneburgerstrasse a thriving pedestrian area.
In the summer you will find some nice cafes and a small play area for children as well.
What to buy: Anything you might want .
What to pay: Pricey designer stores are at the Phoenix Center (Cashmire House, Esprit, S. Oliver), just as nice but less expensive are located on the way to and in the Arkaden.
Prices of course vary per store.
Address: Harburg Mitte
Directions: Either S3 or S 31 getting off at either Harburg, following the signs to the Innenstadt or Harburg Rathaus exitiing Lüneburger Str.
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