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« on: September 22, 2006 06:36:40 AM »

Hi all you crafty Germans!!

I am going to Hamburg this December for 8 weeks on a student exchange.

I was hoping I might be able to pick up some tips on the following:

- Nice yarn stores that aren't too pricey
- Other craft supply stores (eg fabric, ribbon, buttons etc)
- Markets that sell antiques, souvenirs, bric a brac etc
- Some shops that sell nice German souvenirs

- Anything else that is worth a look in Hamburg.

My host family lives in a district called Neuwiedenthal.  I'm not sure how close that is to the actual city.

Thanks you!!!!

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006 03:32:25 PM »

hi anna,

i actually don't know any specific craft shops. but for fabrics, buttons etc there is the "alsterhaus", a huge store located in the city, which has a big selection of those.
as you'll be there in december, there'll be loads of "weihnachts markets" all over the place, where you can buy all sorts of crafted things and souvenirs and drink lots of "gluehwein" (hot mulled wine). there's nice ones on the "rathausmarkt" and "gaensemarkt", but basically you'll find them in every part of the city.
neuwiedenthal is not a nice part of hamburg though, so be careful in the evenings and at nighttime. it is located south of the river elbe, and you'll have to take the train into the city.
what you should definitely see is the "reeperbahn" for going out! especially the "hans albers platz", there are lots of little pubs and clubs for little or no entrance fee, and also you'll find lots of other english speaking tourists there  Wink
i hope you'll enjoy your stay!
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2007 04:01:59 AM »

for fabrics you can go to Tietz. check their homepage for more info.http://www.mahlerstoffe.de/
it's nice there.
If you are looking for yarn check out the "Wollfabrik"
hope you have a good time in hamburg...

« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007 06:15:00 AM »

Hi Anna,

close to the Alsterhaus (U Jungfernstieg) is the new Europa-Passage. It has a lot of shops for young ladies and there also is a craft shop in the basement (be careful, a bit more expensive, but good selection) and you can find nice souvenirs as well.

It might help you to find your way around using hvv.de, where you can plan your trip with the p.t. in advance.

Anyway, have fun in Hamburg and let me know, if you have more questions.

Greetings, Kirsten
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007 01:04:28 PM »

Hi Anna!

two more links for hamburg:

http://www.everglaze.de/ - a shop FULL of beads
http://www.vintage-rags.de/ - nice vintage store in the city

enjoy Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009 04:07:07 PM »

http://www.mahlerstoffe.de/ - unglaubliche Auswahl an Stoffen aller Art und ziemlich gnstig
und fr Kurzwaren, besonders Knpfe: http://www.ernst-bracker.de/startseite.html

Karstadt und Alsterhaus haben zwar auch, was man so braucht, aber viiiiel teuer.
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