HAMBURG, MY JEWEL
The 2nd largest city in Germany offers harbour side style, views of the Elbe and Alster, the new Elbphilharmonie and many other sites attracting a growing numbers of visitors. The home of G.I.G.A. DX is just outside this wonderful city.With our new collection we want to show you our favourite places near the port.
The port city and adjacent warehouse district (or Speicherstadt) have successfully linked the historic port area with the modern district. The warehouse district used to be where merchants stored spices, rugs, tea, coffee and all sorts of goods from around the world. Now it houses advertising agencies, restaurants and countless hot spots, a few of which we’ll introduce to you.
Once the focus of mockery, the ‘Elphi’, as Hamburg residents lovingly call it, is now a building famed for its spectacular architecture. It is considered one of the 10 best concert halls in the world and its 37m high plaza gives visitors a fabulous view of the city and port. Our tip: A beer cocktail in the Stör tebeker bar.
30 years ago the Großneumarkt was the centre of a lively scene. It was the site of legendary clubs such as the Cotton Club, Star Club and later Schwenders. It’s calmed down since then, but it is still a cool area for musical hairdressers, exciting restaurants and arty boutiques for those with their own style.
St. Pauli (or better known as ‘der Kiez’, ‘the quarter’) has become Hamburg’s top nightlife district. It’s a place for stag parties and music lovers. It offers a vibrant mix of pubs, clubs and theatres. and at its centre are the famous David’s Watch police station and Cuneo, the oldest Italian restaurant in Hamburg.The quarter stretches to the jetties along the port.
Ahoy, night owls.