Shopping – Sightseeing – Nightlife
City center: There are three big inner city shopping areas in Hamburg, with all typical boring inner city stores all within walking distance from the Hauptbahnhof (main station): Mönckebergstraße, Jungfernstieg and Rathausplatz. Nicer districts for shopping, nightlife etc. are: Altona (around Ottenser Hauptstr.), St. Georg (along Lange Reihe), Sternschanze (around Schanzenstr. and Marktstr. with alternative food and clothing stores) and St. Pauli.
If you want to visit the harbour, take the U3 or the S1 or S3 and get off at Landungsbrücken, where you can either take one of several harbour tour ships for tourists, or (by using your normal bus and metro day ticket) take the HVV-ship to the Fischmarkt or to Övelgönne, where you can take a walk along the river.