Located just behind Grosse Freiheit 36 is Schmuckstrasse. At the beginning of the 20th century a small Chinatown was situated here but this was disbanded in violent clashes in the 1940s.

Located just behind Grosse Freiheit 36 is Schmuckstrasse. At the beginning of the 20th century a small Chinatown was situated here. But this is history because on 13 May 1944, the so-called "Chinese action" saw the arrest and subsequent mistreatment of around 120 Chinese men at the gestapo prison in Fuhlsbüttel. A group of them were sent without any trial or conviction to the so-called "Langer Morgen" work camp in the port area where they were forced to carry out work clearing away rubble. Yet today, Schmuckstrasse is only known as a street for transvestites. In the evenings, men stand around in this area dressed in women's clothes seeking to offer their services to the punters.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT St. Pauli, the Harbour & the Reeperbahn

At Hamburg’s city coast, the Elbe and the harbour, you can just sit down and watch as ships, ferries and tugs pass by and enjoy the strong sea breeze. A few hundred meters away you can experience Hamburg’s world-famous “sinful mile” – the Reeperbahn.

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