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Beatles-Platz, Hamburg

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The Beatles-Platz is a plaza in the St. Pauli quarter in Hamburg, Germany, at the crossroads of Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit. It is circular, with a diameter of 29m and paved black to make it look like a vinyl record. Surrounding the place are five statues, representing The Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Stuart Sutcliffe, George Harrison, and a hybrid of drummers Pete Best and Ringo Starr each of whom played with The Beatles at times during their Hamburg engagements.This plaza was built to commemorate Hamburg's importance in The Beatles' history. The draft design was by architects Dohse & Stich during a common tendering. Building the project cost about €500,000 and was split among donations, sponsors and the city of Hamburg.The project's initiator was Hamburg radio station Oldie 95. On the station's instigation the community of interest IG Beat City was founded, which considers The Beatles-Platz as a prelude for more projects targeting The Beatles' memorisation in Hamburg's cityscape.After Hamburg's First Mayor Ole von Beust and Minister of Culture Karin von Welck gave the senate's consent for the project, construction began. The first drawing saw the construction started around December 2005–January 2006, overall costs of €100,000 and a completion in May 2006, in time for the Football World Cup.
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  • These statues are located at the end of the Reeperbahn and have to say they do not look too much like the beetles. They are life size and have nothing grand about them and one review referred to them ...  more »
  • Since 2008, there are the Beatles monument on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg. The place to commemorate the Hamburg's importance in the history of the Beatles. The ground is reminiscent of a black record. Due to its location, target is often for photos of tourists. You can see him over but also fast times, as the statues are not overly large.
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  • Had not read anything about a curious fact: in the square of the Beatles, if you just stand in a circle of cement that is in the middle and you say something aloud, you will hear what you said with a big echo only hear you being stuck inside that circle. This is due to the architecture of the square. It was a curious thing that she told us our guide and we tried to do so. In the sculptures are the Beatles and, more section, "The Fifth Beatle". Recommended see square.
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  • Nice that the band are in some small way remembered (extra star). The accent is on small. Five (Sutcliffe and a Best / Starr amalgam) wire 'sculptures' shaped like crime scene body outlines on a circle of concrete. Worked Paul out as he played left-handed, despite a local drunk using the legendary bassist as a coat stand. If this is a platz Leicester Square is Greenland. Thankfully no one had the cheek to offer a guided tour, as far as I'm aware. Disappointing.
  • Not much to see. The Beatles Platz is situated in one of the most repulsive districts I have ever went. Needless to say it's just impossibly dirty and the smell is horrible. But if you are willing to put up with all the unpleasant surprises, it is a notable place in Hamburg with a great selection of sex shops. However once was enough - I will definitely not go back there.
  • This is my adventure day when I went to visit in Hamburg and had a small time to spent in The Beatles platz where these band had spent many year in Germany. I visited this place as a Beatles fan because I knew that Beatles had spent here a small part of there life. Yes this area is only for adults because it is located in red light district of Hamburg but still beautiful.
  • Interesting that the Beatles spent time here. Not particularly interesting metalwork though, and right at the bottom of the red light street.
  • Pointless and boring, how about a few beatles shops or a Beatles museum or something. Terrible
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