Karolinen district

Colourful, alternative, creative and enticing: The market street in the Karolinen district in Hamburg shows that it can also hold its own with the big shopping streets and centres in the Hanseatic city, but it is always different despite that!

As the centre of the Karolinen district, Marktstrasse has over the years made a name for itself nationally and internationally as an alternative shopping area in Hamburg. Here and in the surrounding streets there are unique, owner-operated shops for fashion, music, design, accessories and decoration. The local designers design and produce here, with many of the shops also serving as studios. This results in a chain store-free district with numerous individual brands and very small series of international standing - made by the Karolinen district.

Each style has its equivalent in the Karolinen district: classic and timeless fashion, unique designer items, trend and sportswear, feminine lines, vintage, fetish and rock 'n' roll are well integrated with each other. This diversity is also reflected in the cafés, bars, clubs and restaurants. Because the Karolinen district not only invites you to shop, but to party too. From the first cup of coffee early in the morning until the last nightcap late into the night, you can drink, be fed and celebrate in the district.

The exceptional position of the Karolinen district has retained its vibrant, village character: in the middle of Hamburg, the small quarter is bordered by Messe, Schlachthof and Heiligengeistfeld. This island situation almost became the undoing of the Karolinen district as it was constantly under threat of demolition due to the potential expansion of the Messe.

The survival of the Karolinen district is not least due to the agile and creative engagement of residents and traders, the alternative scene and the loyal visitors. The social structure, the variety of shops and popularity have all grown.

The Karolinen district can be reached by public transport via road or by underground line 3, Feldstrasse station, or line 2, Messehallen as well as Metrobus line 3. By car it is no longer a time consuming experience finding a parking space in the narrow streets: The Feldeck car park, corner of Glacischaussee / Feldstrasse and the car park under the Karostar on Feldstrasse provide round-the-clock parking. The Karolinen district is just ten minutes from Gänsemarkt. Shops open daily from midday, Saturdays from 11am. Here is a selection of shops:


There are no mountains in Hamburg, but this makes it all the easier to love the fashion of"Alpenglühn" on Markstrasse: the materials such as loden and linen are reminiscent of more southern climes, and then printed and patched with Hanseatic motifs.
Marktstrasse 108, 20357 Hamburg, Tel: 040 - 43 25 23 86


Straight lines, materials of unique quality, simple and yet impressive sections: The Hamburg-based designer label Garment sells timeless and unique clothing for both men and women.
Marktstrasse 25, 20357 Hamburg, Tel: 040 - 410 84 03

Herr von Eden

Suits from the past eight decades and avant-garde creations of the owner Jensen are on the hangers here. Of course, in addition to fancy threads, you can also get what makes up the rest of the gentleman: from braces to belts, cufflinks and ties and tie-pins.
Marktstrasse 33, 20357 Hamburg, Tel: 040 - 439 00 57


Silvie Jungbluth likes it black - at least this is clearly the colour of her collection that is the timeless and trendy black. Fittingly the shop also has a piercing and tattoo studio.
Marktstrasse 25, 20357 Hamburg, Tel: 040 - 43 18 97 42

Krefeld Fashion & Design

In her studio, Evangeline van Niekerk makes custom clothing and accessories at affordable prices. Her trademarks are fine fabrics, hand-made cuts and artistic prints.
Glashüttenstrasse 102, 20357 Hamburg, Tel: 040 - 881 45 364

Elternhaus-Maegde und Knechte

Elternhaus von Maegde & Knechte, which makes fashion out of art - or is it the other way around - is already legendary. Here everyday objects are turned into unique objects from curd soap to jerrycans and t-shirts.
Marktstrasse 29, 20357 Hamburg, Tel: 040 - 430 88 30


The Hamburg designer Regine Steenbock has virtually reinvented the garment: She developed quick-change clothes: Skirts, tops and trouser modules can be assembled with separable zips into new combinations. For example, the summer mini quickly becomes a chic dress.
Marktstrasse 27, 20357 Hamburg, Tel: 040 - 430 73 27

More info at: www.karolinenviertel.de

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