To the west of the Altstadt, and bordered by the Aussenalster (outer Alster) to the north and the Elbe to the south, lies the Neustadt. The area dates back to the 17th century, when a second wall was built to protect the city during the Thirty Years' War. These days, the Neustadt is more or less indistinguishable from its older neighbor. Similarly blessed with a number of stunning buildings, including those that line the pretty lakeside promenade of Jungfernsteig, the Neustadt is also famed for its wealth of shopping opportunities.
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This wide promenade looking out over the Alster lakes is the beginning of the city's premier shopping district. Laid out…Learn More >
This elegant street lies steps away from the site of the former city wall, and is of great historical interest.…Learn More >
The shopkeepers' guild built this tightly packed group of courtyard houses between 1620 and 1626 for members' widows. The houses…Learn More >