An upcoming Apple store in the heart of Hamburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of alkr.com
In addition to the City Galerie store in Augsburg, which is opening tomorrow at 9:30am local time, Germany is about to become the home to yet another big Apple store, the country’s seventh. Local web sites iFun.de and Alkr.com published a series of photos this morning depicting a huge teaser poster in the window panels at the Jungfernstieg street in Hamburg, Germany. Apple has not yet published any details on their retail site, but the lettering says it all. The words “Moin” (German for “hello”) greet passers-by and the familiar white Apple logo that contrasts the hot red background focuses your attention on the smaller message above the entrance, “Wir freunen uns, dich bald hier zu begrüßen”.
Our German is pretty rusty so our friends overseas helped us with the translation, it means “We are pleased to welcome you here soon”. According to Alkr.com which peeked inside the store, “it looks as it should look and has the huge staircase right in the middle”. The store should open later this month. Apple also operates brick-and-mortar stores in the city of Frankfurt, Oberhausen, Munich, Augsburg and Dresden. Three grand openings are due tomorrow in Italy, Canada and Germany, leaving Apple with at least thirteen more stores to open if it’s to meet the self-proclaimed goal of thirty new stores before the end of September. Apple’s love for prominent, high-trafficked locations is evident with this store, too…
It is in the heart of Hamburg, next to the Alster lake and right on Jungfernstieg, the city’s famous shopping street. Hamburg itself is Germany’s second-largest city and the seventh-largest in the European Union with population of over 1.8 million people, or 4.3 million people for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region that includes parts of the neighboring Federal States of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. Furthermore, the port of Hamburg is the third-largest port in Europe and among the twenty largest in the world.