Reeperbahn in St. Pauli, Hamburg


The Reeperbahn in Hamburg (or Reperbahn as it's often misspelled) is a street in the city district of St. Pauli. It's famous for beeing Hamburg's Red Light District with many strip clubs and brothels. But, if you visit the Reeperbahn you'll soon find out that the area offers much more than this. There are a lot of nice bars, pubs and night clubs in St. Pauli. The street is completely transformed at night. In the day it's an ordinary crowded shopping street, but in the evening it transforms into a pulsating nightlife Mecca. On the Reeperbahn you also find the St. Pauli Theater, Imperial Theater och Schmidts Tivoli, and numerous cabarets.

Amusement Park Hamburg

Despite the unrestrained sexuality at the Reeperbahn, Hamburg is a suitable tourist town for a family with children. Don't let the partly detailed information in this website discourage you from this wonderful city. It's easy to avoid the city districts which are not suitable for children. Both within the city of Hamburg, as well as the surroundings there are plenty of excursions suited for familys. Hamburg is also a suitable destination for a romantic vacation, even though it can't compete with the southern parts of Germany. For example the states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

Reeperbahn by night

There are many hotels in Hamburg, and you should consider where in the city you want to spend the most of your time when you make a reservation for a hotel room. At this website we delimit ourselves to selected hotels in the city district of St. Pauli. Which in itself is quite a central district with good transport links to the rest of Hamburg. There are also quite many hostels located in St. Pauli, which usually are cheaper than ordinary hotels. The hostels have lower standards, which often means that several rooms share the same toilet and shower. The hostels are a good alternative specially for youths anxious to keep the costs low.

A couple of blocks from Reeperbahn you'll find the river Elbe and the passenger seaport of Hamburg. The Old Elbe Tunnel (Alte Elbtunnel) is also located near the seaport. It was completed in 1911 and is 426 meters long and 24 meters deep. Since 1975 it is replaced by the New Elbe Tunnel which is a 8 lane (4+4) motorway tunnel under the river Elbe.

Old Elbtunnel

The Beatles lived in St. Pauli, Hamburg and played several times at the Star-Club before they became famous. The singer and actor Hans Albert is also strongly associated with St. Pauli. Mainly for writing St. Pauli's inofficial anthem, Auf der Reeperbahn Nachts um Halb Eins ("At the Reeperbahn at half past twelve") from the movie "Große Freiheit Nr. 7".

We try to guide you to the best places in St. Pauli and Hamburg. This Website doesn't try to advertise prostitution, we only provide the necessary information without a moral or ethical aspect. We hope you find this guide useful.

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