Located in the district Eimsbüttel is the Osterstraße, the central shopping street of the district, which is especially appreciated by young families.
No jewel, but worth a visit
It is not chic, the Osterstraße. And it is perhaps not what people, whose motivation is shopping, could move in such a street. But the Osterstraße is alive and colorful and something for those who like it young and versatile. A visit to Osterstraße is worthwhile because of the many small shops and boutiques. Even more, a visit a visit can be worth because the Osterstraße is the center of a typical district of the Hanseatic City. However, it should be noted that the Osterstraße in autumn and winter loses a significant part of its charm. Namely, when it is no longer possible to slurp his latte at a café on the sidewalk.
The face of the Osterstraße
Who comes out of the subway station, will probably be a little disappointed at first. Because architecturally, the Osterstraße is certainly not an eye candy. This shall change in the near future. However, a lot of small shops romp along this long road.
The supply-mix is normal. In addition to traditional chains such as Bijou Brigitte or Deichmann (shoes), there are also small shops (decoration, flowers, books, shirts, cycling and much more).
The Osterstraße thus offers a complete mix for the many young families and students living here and in the vicinity. And who finds its way into the Osterstraße should dare a look at the larger or smaller side streets. The "Eppendorfer Weg" and the "Heußweg" offer other beautiful shops - and the Wilhelmian style architecture or the pretty and green surroundings is another good argument for a quick look here. The neighborhood of the Osterstraße has become so popular (and becomes even more) that it becomes increasingly difficult for loclas to find a good flat here.
Osterstraße: Further Informations
Who wants to eat or drink or is looking for a snack finds a large density of possibilities in the Osterstraße and its surroundings (eg Turkish food, Greek, Asian). Services also dominate the appearance of the Osterstraße (banks, hairdressers, doctors and various other facilities).
For those beeing in Hamburg beginning of May, a special event shall be recommended here: The "Ostersxtraßenfest" - a street festival which takes place every year (on the first weekend of May).
The accessibility of the Osterstraße is very good, because the road has on the one hand a direct subway connection (U2) and many buses also stop here (for example buses of line 4). Public toilets are available and well displayed. The subway station has now been created for handicapped persons.
Direct connection via the U2 (red line). Station: Osterstraße.
The Osterstraße is not that mutch busy like other shopping streets of the city. Those coming by car should find a parking place more or less easily.
The Osterstraße maybe is not too crowded with good catering facilities and beautiful boutiques. But if you open your eyes a little more than usually you surely find a lot of them!