"Jungfernstieg" Jungfernstieg Tip by hundertmorgen
Jungfernstieg, Hamburg: 5 reviews and 9 photos
The Jungfernstieg along the Alster is Hamburg's main shopping street and promenade since a long time. Families used to congregate here on Sundays, chaperoning their "Jungfern", their unmarried daughters. Nowadays people are more concentrated on their shopping in both the large department stores and exquisite boutiques.
On the Jungfernstieg you'll find the Hamburger Hof arcade, where shopping aspires to the higher echelons of culture. A must here is a visit to see Blume, famous for its imaginative and tasteful flower arrangements. The arcade also boasts a captivating selection of shops that may vary in size but not in quality, each trying to outdo its neighbour in the splendour stakes. Something out of the ordinary is What's New, with the latest ideas from the world of technology and design.
Other luxuries to look out for on the Jungfernstieg include shoe, leather and travel accessories, the famous Alsterhaus, Juwelier Wempe and houses steeped in tradition such as Streit's movie theatre. At the Jungfernstieg one can shop - or simply window-shop - to one's heart's content. And then? Easy enough; as you have doubtless realised, the Jungfernstieg borders the Binnenalster on one side where the Alster berths are located...
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