Malls are usually very common, they have similar layouts and everyone knows them. But there are always some unique ones who stand out from the crowd. Much like the mall ‘MERCADO’, mercado means market in Spanish. The ‘MERCADO’ is located in Altona. Overall the mall holds a resemblance to any other mall, except for the food court. The food court stood out to me more than any other food court. It holds a huge variation of foods starting with a typical savoury german kitchen to a middle eastern kitchen. The stands offer falafel, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese and so much more. But along with the big, unique variation of food the court layout mainly caught my eye. It holds a strong resemblance to the layout of a traditional Spanish or South American mall. It is built quite tightly together and you never know what might be around the next corner making it a surprise.
I have always found interest in old vintage products because they give me an understanding of the past and history. The Vintage market I went to is placed at the Hamburg Kampnagel which is an old factory ground, already giving the vintage market the perfect environment. It offered a huge variety of things starting with old jewelry, vinyls, photographs, cutlery and so much more. The range of vintage assortments was great and everything was so beautiful. At the market there was also a bar offering hot drinks as well as food, sweet and savoury incase you got hungry from all your shopping. The people were all so kind and helpful, they were ready and excited to explain anything to you if you had any questions it was so helpful when they were prepared and could offer you a small bit of history about a certain item at their booth.
Art galleries are places where art is put on display. A place where the artist can share their thoughts, emotions and opinions to the public on a personal level. Art is personal in a lot of ways it portrays what the artist wants to say and feel. The gallery “Papenhuder 57” was the host of many flourishing artists and many artists who have been painting for many years. Among them Anja Rieke, she is a realistic painter but she also works with collage using her art to express herself. In the past she has used pictures from newspaper articles as models as well as herself and has also drawn animals.
The Kunst Halle is an art Museum here in Hamburg. It is very close to the ‘Hauptbahnhof’ and is therefore very accessible to everyone. The Kunsthalle is one of Germany’s largest museums. It has an exhibition of Fine arts as well as Contemporary. It also offers a constantly changing exhibition of different things.
The direct Translation of the ‘Kunsthalle’ would ‘Art Hall’ displaying the history of it. The Museum was founded in 1850 and established in 1869. The Kunst halle introduces its visitors to a history of arts including art from the middle ages, old european art but also art which is very current.
After a long tour through the beautiful exhibitions you can settle down in the museum’s café and treat yourself to a slice of cake and cup of coffee, tea or lemonade.
Holmes place is a Gym close to the city centre. Holmes place is a great gym where you can train, swim and relax. Holmes place provides it's customers with a large variety of gym equipment as well as many courses. You can also choose from a number of wellness treatments. The gym memberships are quite affordable for someone who would frequently visit the gym. But you are not forced to invest in a full membership you can sign up for a 10 day visit card which is when you can go on an occasion of 10 times.
There is handful of Holmes Place gyms around Hamburg.
The Hanseatische Material Verwaltung is something you would only expect to see in movies. It is an old warehouse located in the industrial area of Hamburg, along the elbe and very close to the Hafen City and the Harbour. The warehouse contains old film props as well as old furniture, costumes, typewriters, phones, photographs and so much more. It is a magical place allowing you to travel back in time. It also gives you a great insight of the Hamburg industrial area as well as meeting a great community of people that has developed there. And if you get hungry after exploring the past the Oberhafen Kantine is a great place to stop by and to grab a small snack. The Oberhafen Kantine only provides you with the best homemade and seasonal meals. They also have great meals for vegans and vegetarians! Why don't you take a look?
Libraries are often built for people of all ages but they mostly have the largest variety of books for adults. So I thought it was such a great, and innovative idea when I went to the “Hamburger Bücherhalle” and discovered that they had constructed a library meant for adolescents and young adults. The library is modern area, which is well laid out. It holds many books from every genre and book from many authors. The library is a beautiful site with many cozy reading areas where you can take some time off and spend some time by yourself and just read and relax. The youth library allows you spend time on your own but also offers you the opportunity to connect with other people our age. The library offers weekend and weekday work shops varying from creative workshops to more technical workshops. Along with books the library can also give you a wide range of digital games as well as CDs. You can find out more about the Hamburg youth library directly on their website: https://www.buecherhallen.de/