If you think that Hamburg is a city that can only show you how to work and take walks to the green, wait until the weekend to tell. You will be amazed! If you are in search of fun, Hamburg by night will not disappoint you.
For those who stay up late, the Hanseatic city of Reeperbahn, the heart of the St. Pauli district is a must-see. It is the queen of the Saturday where, as sung in a famous song by Hans Albers, the night starts at half past midnight. Irish Pubs, restaurants, cafes of any size and type, theaters, strip bars and sex shops, nightclubs, everything! Reeperbahn is a heart that beats with alcohol and rivers of people. Here numerous sightseeing tours are held, because everyone who comes here can not pass a ride on the way to Red Lights area, better known as Kiez. And here, namely by Bergstrasse, is where you arrive at the Herbert Strasse, the street where the women show up in sexy tight outfits and where access is still prohibited for the female audience and the minors.
Reeperbahn by night
There are three hot spots in Reeperbahn:
This street of Reeperbahn is one of the most well-known in town. Its freedom (Grosse Freiheit means Great Freedom) was acquired in the past centuries, when it hosted the headquarters of the craft guild. In the 40s Grosse Freiheit became the scene of debauched fun, and that freedom began to show in customs and social behavior. It is also the location of the Dollhouse and numerous other night clubs and is the typical goal for Junggesellinnenabschied (bachelorette parties).
But the fame of this street solidifies in the 60’s when the most famous rock quartet from Liverpool debuted to the world in its historical and yet the most modern of rooms: Indra, Kaiserkeller (also famous for the party Die Schwarze Nacht) and the Star Club. The success of Beatles was born here in Grosse Freiheit. Among the most popular places are the Liveclub, in Grosse Freiheit 36 with its Latin night which is held every Thursday evening.
Große Freiheit Dollhouse
Hans- Albers- Platz
This square is named after the most well-known German actor of the twentieth century who was born in the district of St. George. Like the nearby Grosse Freiheit, this square is an explosion of bars where you can drink beer and stay up late with friends listening to live music.
Hans Albers Platz
Not far from the Grosse Freiheit and opposite Hans Albers -Platz is the Hamburger Berg with its bars, one beside the other. It is a frequent meeting place for students and university parties. Bars that may be older but are still loved today for their charm are the Rosi’s Bar, the Barbarabar and the Roschinsky’s.
Pooca club live music
Pooca club live music
Reeperbahn photos by: fotopetra, christian streck, martin abegglen, der toco, ebdarling
By +Nikos Kontorigas