Reply
Post # 1   Bookmark and Share Old 01-08-2012, 10:53 AM
Travelers411 Staff 3 Travelers411 Staff 3 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 393
Default Thread Title:  The Reeperbahn, Hamburg's Nightlife Center in the St. Pauli District

Reeperbahn
20359 Hamburg
www.reeperbahn-hamburg.com

The Center of Hamburg's Nightlife Along the Historic Reeperbahn in St. Pauli

The Reeperbahn, a long street in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, was once notorious as a place of vice. It still retains many of the elements that contributed to this original notoriety, but it's since become tamer and safer due to being thoroughly regulated and well policed. Nowadays it's just as much an exciting and worthwhile tourist attraction as a site of sinful activity. Plus it's so characteristic and symbolic of the history and development of Hamburg itself that it would be a shame not to at least pay it a quick visit and a walkthrough on a trip to Hamburg, even if you choose not to indulge in any of the red light entertainment available.

Originally, the Reeperbahn was where ropes were made for use on the ships that brought so much business in and out of the port. Eventually it became the home of the red light district, as well as one of the city's main centers for nightlife. The Reeperbahn now has a number of adult themed dance clubs, bars, shops, and a museum in addition to the discos, clubs, bars, theaters, comedy clubs, musical venues, restaurants, and cafes that are of a more mainstream variety. There's also a St. Pauli museum presenting a history of the St. Pauli district, which lies just east of the city center.

The Davidwache is a landmark, a large and well known police station located at the corner of Davidstrasse and the Reeperbahn that maintains heavy and ever present police protection in the district. Davidstrasse is one of the major red light areas, and is unofficially closed to women - mainly because the women working in the windows along the street are not as amenable to or tolerant of gawkers as those similarly employed in the red light district of Amsterdam.

The Reeperbahn area went down in history as the place where the Beatles got a start performing live before making it big. They played at several famous clubs on Grosse Freiheit, a street that branches off from the main Reeperbahn stretch, including the Kaiserkeller, Indra Club, and Star Club. A square called Beatles-Platz marking the intersection between Reeperbahn and Grosse Freiheit was built in recognition and pride of the important Beatles history that was made here.
Reply With Quote
Reply
Share this thread on:
« Previous Thread        |        Next Thread »
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Travelers411 Featured Content
Travelers411 Mini Sites
Featured Content

Visit the Travelers411 Directory for
Tourism Ireland

Click here to visit the Travelers411 Directory for Tourism Ireland

Click here to listen to Fiona Dunne, Promotions Manager US, Tourism Ireland, New York City, New York, USA interviewed by Stephanie Abrams without commercials.

Explore the magic and mystery of Ireland's many diverse counties and find out about its unique history and culture. Ireland has wonderful year-round tourism opportunities ranging the spectrum from bustling city life to secluded inland and coastal towns an ...

Sponsored by Tourism Ireland
Travelers411 - Travel PR Sidebar Widget

Travel PR from
Serendipity3

Serendipity3

Travel PR From: Serendipity3. Click here to listen now.

Have you been to Serendipity3 on 60th Street in New York City? Serendipity3 offers their signature Frozen Hot Chocolate and hot fudge sundays. Yum! Hungry? Have a yummy brunch, lunch, pre and post theatre dinners and munchables in an atmosphere designe ...

Travelers411 Mini Sites

Travel Deal for
Amtrak

Northeast Route Discounts: Save up to 25% When you Book in Advance

Click here for details

Travelers411.com Navigation
Featured Directory:  U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Click here to visit the Travelers411 Directory for U.S. Space and Rocket Center

The Center operates 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily and is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Click here to explore.

The Travelers411 Family of Brands:   Travelers411.com     sAbrams.com     Travelingfeet.com     Jetset411.com

© 2018 Travelers411. All Rights Reserved. Travelers411 is a Registered Trademark. "Your Travel Community" TM. "Explore Your World" TM. Travelers411, all subpages and sub domains are protected by US Copyright law. We strive to respect the Copyrights of others. Please do not post material to this site for which you do not have proper permission from the copyright holder. To request use or report abuse please contact us.