This place used to be a milk store in the 50s. The cool interior keeps the memory of that era alive, and they serve great coffee from small and local roasters.
Awesome coffee and a great lunch spot, too.
More coffee – try their very own special mixture of roasting coffee.
My personal flower and decoration paradise.
Get the ball rolling on a great day in Hamburg with breakfast here. Comes with a side of endless views of the river Elbe.
Check out this store for some beautiful plant decor, stationery and tableware for your home. Next-door neighbours Public Coffee Roasters serve some great coffee as well.
A fantastic store with fashion for the whole family.
A concept/interior store I have absolutely fallen in love with – and so will you.
Their delicious ice cream or a piece of their pastry is the perfect little sugar rush you’ll need for a long day in the city.
This wonderful neighbourhood market is a great place to start the weekend. Meet up with your friends, get a table and start tasting everything around you for hours – heaps of fun!
Welcome to the sweet life: you’ll find the fluffiest croissants here at the French ‘Pâtisserie’.
Macaron-lovers are spoilt for choice in this cute café – vanilla, chocolate, lemon, pistachio, lavendar... you name it!
Owing to its wealth of wonderful stalls, this food market is a superb place to get some special grocery shopping done.
You could throw darts at the menu to order in this French-American restaurant – I guarantee that you’d still love whatever you got, it’s that good.
Exceptional food, cooked and served with love and an eye for detail.
The food and the lovely outside area have made this restaurant one of my favourite summer treats.
Enjoy a snack platter alongside one of their outstanding wines, in a laid-back atmosphere.
See some great artists perform live on stage and party with the locals at Kleiner Donner.
An unbeatable location in the city centre and a cosy, welcoming ambience make for some great lodgings for your city adventure!
This charming Boutique Hotel in the hip district of Schanzenviertel should be the accommodation of choice for any passionate traveller and design freak.
My thoughts about Hamburg
In Hamburg, everything is very close to everything else. It doesn’t take hours to drive from A to B. It’s possible to enjoy all of Hamburg’s different parts – from the city centre to the suburban countryside – within a few days. I love living close to the ‘Waterkant’, as you say in Hamburg. I can see the horizon nearly every single day. The traditional part of Hamburg is what I also like and strongly feel. The ‘Hanseat’, someone who is born and brought up in Hamburg, is a special type of personality and, coming from an old Hanseatic family myself, this characterisation means a lot to me (and might also be the reason for my coffee addiction): I like the values, the Hanseatic handshake, the style. Hamburg may not be as overtly trendy or as hyperactive as, say, Berlin, but I absolutely never get bored here.
From classic to electronic – as with the city itself, there is no uniformity.
Go all the way up the Sankt Michaelis church for a 360° panorama of the city; visit the fish market on Sunday mornings; have a ‘Labskaus’ (local potato/meat dish); walk along the Elbe or Alster river, or hop aboard a ferry; visit the Hafencity and the Elbphilharmonie concert hall on one bank of the river and the old town district of Speicherstadt on the other.
Take a vacation into My life
I was born and raised in Hamburg. After I finished school I went off for work and travelling the world but in the end I came back for my family and a job I love. The plan is to leave again and live abroad for a few years but so far I haven’t decided where to go.
The mornings, I’m an enthusiastic early bird.
My son and interviews with interesting people (especially women who have created something).
Workaholic, always keeps smiling, bit frantic, wild gestures, easy going mama bird.
Friends and family, good food and interior.
I like books such as ‘The Girls’ (Emma Cline) and on lazy Sundays I love to read ‘Die Welt am Sonntag’ or ‘Die Zeit’. ‘Places of Spirit’ is my favourite interior magazine.
‘Chef’s table’ and ‘House of Cards’…but last movie? I don’t even remember when I was at the cinema last time…
Cape Town, Sydney, London, South of France and almost all of Italy.
You live your life forward and understand it backwards.
one of the most important things in my life.
weird and challenging but so, so beautiful.
Photos © Catja Vetter