Wil­helms­burg, Ham­burg, Ger­many

The Globe and Mail (Alberta Edition) - - HOSPITALITY - – MARYAM SID­DIQI

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.

COURTESY OF I BA HAM­BURG GMBH/ BER­NADETTE GRIMMENSTEIN.

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