While tourists apparently only visit Germany’s capital Berlin, Hamburg is slowly becoming more and more city trip worthy. Hamburg can be compared to a more mature version of rough Berlin. So do sugget you to put Hamburg on your travel to do list and let the city’s stunning architecture surprise you. After our trip to Hamburg this summer I decided set up this Hamburg City Guide. A list with some of my favorite restaurants, cafes and stores.
We stayed at the Superbude hostel in St Pauli, which is a chain of hostels located in most of Europe’s capitols. It’s a super cool, young and stylish hostel. We had a double room, but they also have bigger rooms ideal for groups or families. It’s located in St Pauli, which is a great place to start your journey through the city, near a lot a great restaurants and cafes. They have a nice breakfast buffet with a waffle station, where you can prep your own waffles (drool).
Where to have coffee:
MILCH, Ditmar-Koelstrasse 22. Super cool coffee spot with a Brooklyn feel to it.
NORD COAST COFFEE ROASTERY. Deichstrasse 9. Specialty coffee roastery in Hamburg’s shopping area. Fresh foods, sweet cakes, awesome waffles and great coffee!
STOCKHOLM ESPRESSO CLUB. Peter-Marquardstrasse 8. A Scandinavian oasis in Hamburg, which makes me instantly think about “fika”. Fika is a Swedish ritual which, if you haven’t read my Stockholm guide, I love. Their coffee beans come from Swedish roastery Koppi. Go there for a flat white and piece of carrot cake.
Where to eat:
HEJPAPA, Poolstrasse 32. Perfect place for breakfast or lunch.
ALPENKANTINE, Osterstrasse 98. Choose something delicious from their enormous counter filled with both sweet and savoury options.
HAFENCITY FOOD LOVERS MARKET, Dalmannstr. 3. Every Tuesday around noon, around 10 food trucks gather in Hafencity. We tried a Mexican food truck and had a superb burrito.
OTTO’S BURGERS, Schanzenstraße 58. We go out for burgers in probably every city we visit, always looking for the best burger in town. Paired with a great cocktail Otto’s Burgers are definitely worth a visit.
JILL NEAPOLITANISCHE PIZZA, Bartelsstraße 12. When you are looking for delicious pizza in Schanze area.
Where to shop:
GRANIT, Poststraße 20. A budget friendly scandinavian design store.
MUTTERLAND, Ernst-Merck-Straße 9. Mutterland could fit under both shopping and eating, this place has it all. Go there if you need a gift for a friend who likes gin or your mom who is fond of a great tea.
MINIMARKT, Bartelsstraße 37. Small but super cosy interior design store with a Scandinavian feel.
WINKEL VAN SINKEL, Wexstraße 28 . Everything you need to green up your life.
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