Reeperbahn
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Reeperbahn is Hamburg’s party central, comprising everything from nightclubs and erotic theaters to cabarets and art galleries. In the 1960s, the district’s dive bars also played host to bands like The Beatles and The Jets. In the day, check out the Panoptikum wax figure museum, visit a market at the Spielbudenplatz square, and snap a photo with the Beatles monument. When night falls, head to one of the dynamic nightclubs and bars. You might want to plan your visit during events and festivals, where the area comes alive with concerts, as well as art, literature, and film exhibitions. – Tripadvisor
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drmelanied
Phoenix, AZ268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
I was fortunate to have a new local friend I met on the train take me out for the Christmas market one night and it was a blast!
I got to see parts of the neighborhood my parents lived when I was born, although it has changed a lot since then. St. Pauli is definitely worth a stop, even if you prefer to go during the daytime.

They block off a section of the street for the market, which once you enter, you are basically shoulder to shoulder so definitely watch your bags and pockets, especially if you are drinking! But you won't feel the cold as much!

Venture down the bahn and into the sidestreets where the pubs and bars are including the iconic places where the Beatles performed.

The crowds are so friendly and festive. This was likely the best and most unique Christmas market out of the eight I visited between Germany, Czech Republic and Prague.

I last visited in summer of 1988. It is certainly more lively now.

I can't wait to go back; next time during a warmer season!
Written June 2, 2020
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Liege-Bastogne-Liege
Zurich, Switzerland441 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The Reeperbahn makes the best case ever that s** is better with the lights off. or at least in the dark.

On a grim, damp, late Autumn Saturday afternoon, it was probably at its least alluring and attractive. I can't imagine that it transforms utterly as the light fades and as the neons come on.

It was grim beyond words. Untidy, seedy, unkempt in daylight, probably at night, what you can't see, won't bother you. The Red Light District must come alive late at night.

Several little knots of people, sitting, kneeling, huddled around bottles of cheap booze, in daylight at least, this place is not for the fainthearted.

I wasn't sure what the Reeperbahn was - call me naïve, but I'd first heard of it in Heavy Connection, a beautiful Van Morrison song that goes, 'I remember when I got your message in Amsterdam. I was going through my letters
And found a picture-postcard of the Reeperbahn'.

With a few hours to spare on a damp, dull Saturday , thought I might seek it out. Cue a long, wet walk through Hamburg to find it. The weather echoed perfectly the sense of the place.

Amongst many seedy pubs, I did find one where a bottle of local beer was about E2.50. It was small, basic, pleasant and clean. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King, eh.
Written March 16, 2024
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Cat
Belfast, UK65 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Walked the Reeperbahn today searching for the venues the Beatles had played. All still exist but do little to advertise their interesting past and were difficult to find. The area clearly had its day in the 1960s. Any charm it may have had then, is long since gone. The streets were full of strip clubs and bars. The pavements were full of rubbish and broken bottles. I’m glad I came during the day as I do not think I would like to be here at night. We did however find an amazing cafe called Der Kiezbacker which sold the best coffee and cakes we had had on our visit to Hamburg. So even though the Reeperbahn is clearly not to my taste I will be back tomorrow for breakfast.
Written October 31, 2022
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Rob
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
We have found the parking to be free and incredibly close and accessible to visit.
We found the windows to be well maintained and of good insulation with new UPVC frames of matching colours.
Dissatisfied however with your customer service when the window was closed in our faces.
Nice touch with all the cashpoints easily accessible and available to guests.
Beer was of adequate temperature and volume served in nice glasses.
Some advice for the management maybe having a customer service desk and implementing a no phone policy for your staff.
Written September 22, 2023
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debsywalker
Slough, UK2,903 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
I was interested to visit this area to see the Beatles history and also the historic red light area.
The streets are littered with rubbish and homeless vagrants and oozes seediness, this was on a Monday afternoon. I could imagine some of the gay bars and drag clubs being fun on a night out but it really looked like a poor mans Camden meets Soho in daylight. Was glad to leave....
Written October 19, 2020
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TomM
Germany47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Maybe it was because of covid times in combination with rainy weather but Reeperbahn looked very lonely and much less attractive than in my memories. Many shops and restaurants were still closed and only few people strolling around. But there also was an absolute highlight we enjoyed on our Hamburg trip. Boutique Bizarre. They claim to be Europe’s largest erotic shop and I guess it’s true. Their collection of toys and tools is amazing. The very clean shop is well organised in different departments so you easily find what you are looking for or discovering something new. Especially the fetish department in the basement is huge. It felt like an adult theme park for the more kinky. They have everything you can imagine. A broad variety of latex or pvc outfits, boots, shoes, masks, whips, torture devices of any kind and even f……g machines. Thereby the friendly and very helpful staff makes you feel totally relaxed whilst shopping. So my mistress got some stunning outfits and also found some toys for me. So in the end we left Boutique Bizarre and Reeperbahn with a large shopping bag and a big smile on our faces.
Written February 25, 2022
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Marek S
Kastellaun, Germany118 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited this place in a special tour in a group of four with a guide. It is a place for somebody who can accept the non appetizing scenes of women . It reminds of some streets in Bangkok and other thai cities. nothing special nowadays.
Written January 30, 2020
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Roland K
Potsdam, Germany1,467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Reeperbahn and the Kiez are places for international tourism in the harbor town St. Pauli close to the centre and the harbor walking street. A lot of coshy pubs, bars and restaurants with international people. Start the Reeperbahn toure after 8 p.m.
Written February 24, 2020
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Braindamagedbaron
Newark-on-Trent, UK982 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Hamburg is a wonderful, vibrant city that offers a lot for any traveller to see. A beautiful place to spend time exploring and enjoying.
However, the Reeperbahn is best avoided unless you are looking for tacky and entirely unremarkable lowest common denominator rubbish in one awful area. I've been to sexier abattoirs and felt less in need of a bath afterwards. It's relentlessly grim, remorselessly dreadful and to be avoided at all costs.
Written April 9, 2024
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Graham C
Rochdale, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Well.. not a place at night for kids, just a little seedy but a great laugh with freinds. Lots of bars, strip clubs & brothels (if that's your thing enjoy). Full if stag and hens dos everywhere.
Written January 28, 2020
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