To explore Altona’s shops, begin in the Ottenser Hauptstraße, a pleasant lively shopping street. Take a look at Der Schaukelstuhl (the rocking chair), a small interior design store that specialises in rocking chairs and high-quality sofa beds. For sweet temptations visit B.Sweet, a few doors down, for an interesting combination of artfully presented chocolates and sets of lingerie. At the end of the street you will find Adler Altona, an irresistible shop with men's clothing and accessories by brands that are hard to find in other parts of Germany.
‘Marktzeit’ in the factory
Brunch in the factory
For even more creativity and originality, continue your shopping adventure in a northerly direction. Visit Retube, located on the Hohenesch, where old tractor tyres have found a new purpose as hip designer bags. Further north you will encounter Fabrik, a former factory hall that hosts a popular neighbourhood market on weekends. In addition to (second-hand) jewellery, clothing and art, you will also find all kinds of homemade delicacies – from bread and jam to rhubarb syrup. A perfect place for brunch.