Hamburg's Reeperbahn is known as 'the most sinful mile in the world'. If you want to get to know Hamburg's nightlife, Reeperbahn in St. Pauli is the place to go. You can find night clubs, bars, discos, theatres, and restaurants abound.
The pub 'Zur Ritze' is one of the oldest and most famous places on Reeperbahn, as is the club 'Molotow', a popular venue for famous bands. The operetta house is for all the musical fans, shows like 'Cats', 'Mamma Mia', 'Sister Act', and 'Rocky' have been on here before. To see a play, go to Schmidt Theater, Schmidts Tivoli, or St. Pauli Theater. Furthermore, various events take place on Spielbudenplatz square all through the year, from Reeperbahn Festival to Santa Pauli Christmas Market. It is also home to Germany's most famous police station, the Davidwache.
Erotism on Reeperbahn
Most people are probably aware that music and theatre are not the only thing that's going on on Reeperbahn. The famous street is also home to various establishments with scantily clad ladies, such as Susis Show Bar or the Dollhouse. Germany's first burlesque bar, Queen Calavera, is also located here. The adjacent street Herbertstraße is fenced off with screens and barred for minors and women. This is where ladies offer a special kind of service.
Before it all became one, Reeperbahn was located in the suburb Hamburger Berg, right between the two cities of Hamburg and Altona. Hence, people and businesses who were unwanted at both cities settled here, where they could still take part in the city life.
At Große Freiheit, one of Reeperbahn's byroads, the Beatles played one of their first concerts in the 1960s.
How to get there
Reeperbahn is located at Hamburg's quarter St. Pauli, and goes from Millerntor to Nobistor, where it becomes Königstraße.
The easiest way to get here is on public transportation. Get off at bus stations S-Reeperbahn or Davidstraße, or take metro line U3 to St. Pauli. Tram lines S1, S2, and S3 also stop at Reeperbahn.