A place of dubious repute just a few years ago, the Schanze in Hamburg has transformed itself into a vibrant district brimming with artists, bars and quirky little stores.
The main streets are dominated by restaurants, bars, multicultural influences, fashion boutiques and an alternative crowd. Thanks to the many new stores that have opened recently, the Schanze is also a great place to shop. The choice for style-conscious visitors includes everything from Derbe – a cult Hamburg label – to fresh faces such as Chica Bandita, Indian Rose and the usual suspects of Diesel, Lee and Levis. There are also hip-hop and skater boutiques, vinyl record shops and no end of places offering knick-knacks and alternative gifts. Perfect for shopping away from sterile malls and identikit stores.