Life thrives in this district, in the truest sense of the word. Mönckebergstrasse, which leads in the direction of the city hall, and parallel to that, Spitalerstrasse, are among Europe's most famous and busiest shopping streets. For good reason, as some of the biggest department stores on the cosmopolitan city level with great brand presence and charisma are gathered here. These include Peek & Cloppenburg*, Galeria Kaufhof, Karstadt, Karstadt sports, adidas, Saturn, or H & M. In the midst of the great shopping palaces, there is also a variety of small, delicate, and often owner-managed businesses. The menswear shop Braun Mönckebergstrasse is particularly impressive with its exquisite assortment and excellent professional advice. Thomas I Punkt and the jeweller Wempe are just a few steps away. Three whole streets are captivating with their unique architecture. The Levantehaus is a more than 100 year old office building that forms an architectural unit with the internationally renowned Park Hyatt Hotel. With 120 shops on five floors, the Europa Passage forms a link between Mönckebergstrasse and Jungfernstieg. The slightly filled shopping cathedral is also impressive with magnificent panoramic views of the Inner Alster Lake.
Entertainment and culinary delights are also taken care of. The Deutsches Schauspielhaus as well as the renowned Thalia Theatre are located in the immediate vicinity. The Passage Kino is one of the most beautiful cinemas in the city. Many restaurants, including the Weltbühne at the Thalia Theatre and the many restaurants along the boulevard or in the passages, provide a wide range of culinary offerings.
Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (central station): all underground, tram, and regional railway lines as well as numerous bus connections · U3 to Mönckebergstrasse as well as MetroBus lines 3, 4, 5, 6 and bus line 109.