2012/08/23

28th July - Hamburg Reeperbahn !

And today - last but not least - Hamburg Reeperbahn!!

Some of you may already heard about 'Reeperbahn' or 'St Pauli' before, it's a super famous red light district in Hamburg
For those of you who don't know about it (wikipedia is my best friend):

The Reeperbahn is a street in Hamburg's St. Pauli district, one of the two centres of Hamburg's nightlife and also the city's red-light district. In German it is also sometimes described as die sündige Meile (the sinful mile).
The street is lined with restaurants, night clubs, discotheques and bars. There are also strip clubs, sex shops, brothels, a sex musuem and similar businesses. The Operettenhaus, a musical theatre, is also located at the Reeperbahn.

Also The Beatles (who had not yet become world famous) played in several clubs around the Reeperbahn. Famously John Lennon is quoted: "I might have been born in Liverpool - but I grew up in Hamburg."
In memory of this time a Beatles-Platz was built at the cross Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit.

That said we should start with looking at pictures:

Of course you need a lot of money for all those entertainment places...and you can find several ATM's placed at the start of the red-light district. I found it amazing that they even adapted the well known EC-Sign to the district...I guess you won't ever find a stripper-EC-sign anywhere else.
On our way to the famous street I spottet a Hello Kitty mutant!! (right photo)

That garage was also stunning!!

A few blurry shots of clubs aso:
(I didn't take my camera with me...so I'll only show you some quick, shy mobile snaps)



Ah! Olivias Show Club
Olivia Jones is a famous transvestite in Germany - she owns around 2 clubs and 1 bar at Reeperbahn.

Thanks god you can't really see details of the left shot.
The one on the right shows a gogo dancer attracting customers in the window.

Of course we chose one of Olivia Jones places!!
Here you can see 2 of Olivias protagonists, my cousin & me.

At the inside we enjoyeda tiny transvestit show, a burlesque show with Eve Champagne & a comedian.
Worth it

One of my favorite shots

Later we went to have some drinks at another transvestit place - Pulverfass Cabaret
Unfortunately we didn't get to watch one of their shows, but I did enjoy their inventory!!


Fell in love with their restrooms:
A huge mirror in each toilet cabin!
Deo, Hairspray, Hand lotion..everything you may need

Well known bakery right accross the street (and next to a sex shop haha)

See the woman on the left pic? It's actually a transsexual. You can't imagine how sexy that girl was...she was standing in front of the cabaret to attract some customers - 80% of the passing men stopped to flirt with her.
Picture on the right side shows the famous police station Davidwache.
Mh, Reeperbahn is a pretty crowded place..

Around 3 am we had some food because we barely ate all day long.
I chose a super yummy vegetable casserole

All things considered the Reeperbahn is a really nice place to eat, drink, party & have fun
Definitely going to walk trough those streets again!!
I loved the fact that that district seems to be highly tolerant.
I mean...the customers consist of young and old couples, tourists, young adults, lots of stag partys and men..
the clubs reach from typical strip clubs to comedy places, cultural places and transvestit shows...

Are there any places like that in your area/country?


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