The trendy districts Sternschanze and Karolinenviertel, affectionately called Schanze and Karoviertel by Hamburg's residents, are colourful and always on the move. If you want to shop fairly during the day and go out consciously in the evening, the Schanze and Karoviertel are the place to be.
Creative shops for fashion, music, accessories and design - the district can keep up with the big shopping streets of the metropolis and exudes its very own charm. Among them are more and more sustainable shops with fair trade products and eco fashion.
From fair trade coffee, vegan burgers and cakes to craft beers and meat from organic farms - in Karoviertel and Schanze, it's worth taking a break from your shopping trip and fortifying yourself with fresh, regional products.
Within a radius of around 15 minutes on foot, you can experience everything that makes the two districts so special: for example, Marktstraße, the shopping mile of the Karoviertel. Here, Mr. & Mrs. Green await you with a large fashion selection, produced according to social standards and certified organic.
Just a few steps away, glore also shows that green fashion is fun. Browse through trendy styles from international eco-labels to local brands.
You can find even more vegan and fairly produced clothing as well as handmade jewellery at Vunderland in the neighbourhood.
Lockengelöt has trendy living worlds on offer: the furniture and accessories made from loving upcycling are sometimes quirky, sometimes chic, but always absolutely practical.
At the end of Marktstraße, there are two sustainable alternatives for a well-deserved snack after shopping: if you want to enjoy a vegan lemon cake or other delicacies in organic quality in good company, go a few steps further to Sternstraße to the restautant In Guter Gesellschaft. In Germany's first zero-waste café, of course, there is no superfluous packaging. More savoury delicacies are offered by the food truck SchmaKo opposite the Rindermarkthalle with vegan burgers, salads and soups.
On the way to Schanze, it's worth taking a look at the concept store All my friends. All kinds of sustainable fashion and accessory labels are to be found there. Then, just around the corner, Elbgold offers a hot coffee - Fairtrade and hand-roasted, of course. End the day with a craft beer and seasonal specialities made from regional ingredients at the Braugasthaus Altes Mädchen.