Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, Germany
Thanks to a massive urban regeneration project, which includes a Zaha Hadid-designed river promenade, the port city of Hamburg is getting much-deserved attention. Thanks to its affordability, Wilhelmsburg has become a hip neighbourhood – associations with Brooklyn’s Williamsburg are not misplaced. The Energiebunker, a repurposed bunker-cum-power plant dating back to the Second World War, houses Café Vju (left), which offers panoramic views of the city. Honigfabrik, or Honey Factory, is a community hub with a café, crafts market and art exhibitions. And FlohZinn, a monthly flea market, is a showcase for vintage clothing, furniture and home accessories.