Reeperbahn in Hamburg bei Nacht
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Guide to the Reeperbahn

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Hamburg's nightlife Celebrate on the "most sinful mile in the world", the Reeperbahn

Hamburg's nightlife is known far beyond its borders. The city on the Elbe has an almost endless selection of venues, clubs and bars for night owls. From the vibrant streets of the famous St. Pauli district to trendy neighbourhoods such as Sternschanze, the Karolinenviertel and St. Georg, everyone will find their own personal party oasis here. The centrepiece is the Reeperbahn and its side streets. We present the ultimate guide: Where are the hotspots? Which bars and pubs are worth visiting? What else is there in the neighbourhood?

The centre of Hamburg's nightlife

When it comes to nightlife in Hamburg, there is no way around the Reeperbahn and its side streets, which are affectionately known as the "Kiez" by Hamburg locals. From the Millerntorstadion to the Nobistor, there are plenty of opportunities to turn night into day.

Molotow Club Konzert
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Side streets

Not only the Reeperbahn itself, but also its side streets have a lot to offer. For example, the Große Freiheit, Hamburger Berg and Hans-Albers-Platz are home to a number of venues that should not be missed on a party night.

Dress code

If you're wondering what outfit is best for an evening on the Reeperbahn, the dress code on the Reeperbahn is generally relaxed. However, it never hurts to dress a little more elegantly, as some clubs may have entry restrictions. Comfortable shoes are an advantage, as a visit to the Reeperbahn usually involves a lot of walking and, of course, dancing.


Junge Leute feiern auf der Reeperbahn
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Which days are the best for partying

Even Hamburg has to recover from the hustle and bustle of nightlife at some point. So the start of the week on the Reeperbahn is comparatively quiet. However, Thursday is often seen as the new Friday and many venues offer inviting parties, concerts and live music on Thursday evenings. In keeping with Hans Albers' song "Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins" (On the Reeperbahn at half past midnight), there's no end to the party fun and the celebrations go on until dawn.

Fish sandwiches after the party

If you still haven't had enough after a night of partying, you can round off your trip to Hamburg's nightlife with a visit to the fish market. Hamburg's fish market, an absolute highlight, takes place every Sunday from five a.m. (seven a.m. in winter) on the banks of the Elbe. Here you can round off the party night with fish sandwiches and drinks.

The lively, exciting and unique mile is known for its diversity and charm. Whether it's pulsating music, exciting entertainment or an insight into Hamburg's club culture, the Reeperbahn certainly has something to offer everyone.

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