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St. Pauli, Hamburg

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Located near the river Elbe's port, St. Pauli is home to the red-light district of Hamburg and known for its daring nightlife--but during the day, it is a hip and interesting neighborhood. Leave the Reeperbahn, the main thoroughfare, if you'd like to see another side of the area. Populated by many students, artists, and immigrants, the neighborhood has a diversity that gives it its eclectic and cosmopolitan character. Walk the streets the Beatles did when they lived here, or catch a game of the local St. Pauli soccer team at the stadium. Explore the smaller side streets to find budget-friendly eateries and bars. The neighborhood is gaining popularity, and gentrification is taking hold, so safety is not a big problem, despite the seedy nature of the area around the Reeperbahn. Put St. Pauli at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hamburg driving holiday planner.
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  • Or now here day or night, there is always something special going on here. Absolute must, even if only for a piece of beatles history.
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  • who does not know the side streets, should explore this necessarily times, is also a tour of eat the world, find you absolutely should make, how culinary culture was a super experience, and I'm as for the future which I often times werd... looking for already a few new local
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  • It made me sad to see the level of deterioration that is there. You know what to expect, the district is known for the excesses, but seeing him so disappoint. Let's say you go because you know it and you want to poke around a bit, but it's not worth it.
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The most dynamic part of the city is the St. Pauli area, also known as Kiez. This is where tourists and locals brush shoulders among the many bars, shops, and sites. Jungfernsteig, or Neuer Wall, is an upmarket area with brand name shopping and luxury dining. Consider a stay in the bohemian quarters of Altona or the Sternschanze/Schanzenviertel. These areas burst with character and offer out-of-the-ordinary shopping and dining experiences at lower prices.
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