Shopping im Karolinenviertel
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Sternschanze & Karoviertel

Sustainable Highlights in Sternschanze & Karoviertel

At one time, the "Schanze" - as Hamburg locals call the area between Eimsbüttel, Grindelviertel, the old Wallanlage and St. Pauli - was influenced through and through by the alternative subcultures of the 1970s and '80s. In the last 20 years, however, the Schanze as well as its smaller neighbour, the Karolinenviertel, have experienced something of a renaissance. Today, the area is like Hamburg's second Kiez, with cafés, bars, a pub culture and chic boutiques. But the alternative past is not forgotten - some artists and initiatives remain to the present day and have opened shops and restaurants dedicated to keeping an ecological and sustainable lifestyle alive. On this tour you will discover the sustainable highlights in Sternschanze and Karoviertel. How about a delicious vegan breakfast with pancakes at Mamalicious, a game of volleyball at Karo Beach, Germany's first zero waste beach club, or trendy streetwear, which is weighed and sold by the kilo at PICKNWEIGHT? Relax and enjoy the nature at Planten un Blomen after your long shopping tour. 

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Eimsbütteler Park am Weiher
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Where Nature Meets City: Family-Friendly & Green at Heart Sustainable Highlights in Eimsbüttel

This family-friendly district in Hamburg is home to numerous small parks, green spaces and playgrounds. Nowhere else in Hamburg can you find so many organic food shops and eco-cooperatives: a great deal of groups and associations with roots in the environmental and ecological movements of the 1980s and 1990s are headquartered here.

Sustainable Highlights in Eimsbüttel
Altona bei Nacht
© Jörg Modrow

Through design manufactories and cafés in Ottensen Sustainable Highlights in Altona & Ottensen

Until far into the 20th century, Ottensen was an area covered by cobblestone alleys and dominated by small artisanal enterprises in inner courtyards, workers' pubs, and inner-city industries. Now, however, it has become one of Hamburg's liveliest and most popular trend areas.

Sustainable Highlights in Altona & Ottensen
HafenCity Magellan-Terrassen
© Andreas Vallbracht

Between urban style & historical Flair Sustainable Highlights in Altstadt & HafenCity

The Altstadt, which gradually segues into the actual city with its offices and shopping streets, extends from the historical Speicherstadt and the narrow canals with the last remaining Medieval office buildings all the way to the Rathaus. It is only a short walk from one of Hamburg's oldest districts to the newest one: Hamburg's HafenCity is a test lab for urban models of the future. It aims to set an example for city planning that also prioritises social integration and ecological sustainability.

Sustainable Highlights in Altstadt & HafenCity

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