Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, a city centre of short distances will await you.
Shopping combined with a journey into the past of the old hanseatic town of Hattigen is a unique experience. .
Steinhagen / Flachsmarkt
The steel Steinhagentor (gate) was designed in the year 2003, by the Ettlingen artist Voré and incorporated into the old city wall. Here you will find small shops that invite you to look around and enjoy. In the course of urban redevelopment in the 70s/80s, modern buildings - partly housing for senior citizens - have been blended in with the historic townscape.
St.-Georg-Straße / Große Weilstraße
A lovely baking smell will welcome the visitor at the junction Steinhagen St Georg Straße. All kinds of baked goods, which have even been mentioned by "Feinschmecker", are produced here. The Große Weilstraße is primarily dominated by buildings from the early 60s.
Old town centre:
The lovingly restored Ackerbürgerhaus (townhouse of farmer) that dates back to 1729 and is located in Steinhagen 6-8a is without equal in the old town centre. It is the only remaining townhouse of its kind and nowadays it is used as hotel and restaurant. A plaque illustrates the most significant historic dates. Here you can also embark on the signposted walking tour of the city centre, direction Kirchplatz square. .
Since 1435 the Unter- und Obermarkt (lower and upper market square) have defined the market square of the city. It is always lively, not only on sunny days. Numerous restaurants, cafe's and bistros look forward to welcoming you, to relax and enjoy, The Treidelbrunnen fountain on the Obermarkt reminds us of the shipping traffic on the Ruhr river. Children are offered facilities to play here and the adults can stroll around and explore the range of goods in the surrounding shops. Shopping at its best - without stress and boredom.
'Krämer' is German for huckster, grocer, chandler and 'dorf' means village, which sums it up: this is the village of the grocers and craftsmen, During an air raid in March 1945, the original Krämersdorf was destroyed completely.
In present times it is an oasis of calm with small shops, arcades and play facilities for smaller children.