Shopping Center Levantehaus
Many shopping centers in Hamburg do offer something special - besides the goods or services you can get there. This also and especially applies for the shopping center "Levantehaus". It lies directly in the Mönckebergstraße which connects the railway station and the town hall, making it very easily reachable.
Levantehaus: "House of the Sunrise"
The name was inspired by a shipping company, which had their headquarters here until the 60s of the last century. The shipping company maintained a waterway connection to North Africa and Asia Minor.
These areas have been in previous years, also known as 'Levante' (sunrise). Even today, the sun symbol is the trademark of the Levantehaus and a witness of its history.
Interior, Shops and Art
The interior design is very special: Torches, lanterns, wrought iron railings, or stucco figures stand out. Lots of elements are reminiscent of the old merchant past. In the center of the mall there is a dome that seems to provide a glimpse into infinity. In fact, the mall is completely covered - and small, too. But the little details make this passage an experience.
Visitors will not only find commerce here, but art also - if they look closely: Especially worth mentioning is the frieze of the English artist Barry Baldwin between the ground floor and the first floor. The combination of art and - let's call it "commerce" (in this case, commerce means nothing bad!) is also reflected in various events in the shopping center Levantehaus.
Not infrequently, this mall serves as a stage for more or less well-known artists. In addition, the Levantehaus maintains, among other things, an intensive partnerships with the "Deutsches Schauspielhaus" and the Hamburg House of Literature.
There is also something to buy: About 40 mostly very extravagant shops are waiting for you. Tailor-made ties and lingerie, jewelery, kid's furniture but also watches, a Steiff Gallery, designer shoes and much more. A very good cafe and a bakery serve other needs, as well as classy restaurants. The Levante house is a real eye candy and a great place to stroll, to marvel, and to linger. And who wants to have a great residence nearby, can have such one: In the adjacent Park Hyatt Hotel (< external Link).
Monday to Friday 10 am til 7 pm (Saturday til 6 pm)
Bus & Rail:
Excellent, as close to the main railway station and therefore located at the intersection of all S-and U-Bahn lines. Also directly accessible by several bus lines (the lines 4, 5 and 6 stop directly in front of the Levantehaus).
No own parking garage. Ample parking spaces are within easy walking distance(such as the car park of the Saturn market diagonally opposite the main railway station).
Food & Drinks:
Good. From a small cheap snack, a cup of coffee or a cold drink up to fancier dishes.
Information for Parents:
Somewhat family-friendly. Highlight for Kids: The Steiff teddy bear shop.
Lockboxes and servicecenter on the top floor