Information for visitors to Hamburg
Read more

Jägerpassage Hamburg’s world-famous courtyard

© M. Boem

The Beatles up close: inconspicuous as it may seem, the Jägerpassage is full of history, for one of the most famous record covers in music history was created in this St Pauli courtyard. The Jägerpassage is a real insider tip for all those looking to follow in the footsteps of the Beatles in Hamburg.

In 1961, when four talented musicians from Liverpool took their first steps towards an unparalleled global career, an iconic picture was taken in the heart of the St Pauli district. It depicts John Lennon leisurely leaning against the entrance of a building, while Paul McCartney’s and Stuart Sutcliffe’s blurred silhouettes can be seen walking by. The photo was taken at the Jägerpassage, a courtyard of 22 Wohlwillstrasse. The photographer, Jürgen Vollmer from Hamburg, got to know the lads during their time at the Top Ten Club. Yet the picture didn’t become famous until the 1970s, when John Lennon made it the cover picture for his LP album “Rock ’n’ Roll” in 1975. The entrance to the house has barely changed over the years, and the setting is almost the same as it was when John was leisurely leaning against that doorway. All those who would like to take a little detour to this secluded venue, while of course respecting the privacy of local residents, are more than welcome to re-enact the photo against this legendary backdrop. 

Show more Show less

Hamburg CARD

Free travel by bus, train and harbour ferries (HVV) and up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist offers

Hamburg CARD

More on this subject

Dockville Festival
© / Hinrich Carstensen

One city of unlimited music experiences Music in Hamburg

There are a thousand good reasons for embarking on a music-themed trip to Hamburg – from classical and electronic festivals to music history, and from live gigs to club culture, there is plenty to be discovered here.

Music in Hamburg
© ThisIsJulia Photography

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.

St. Pauli, the Harbour & the Reeperbahn

THIS MIGHT INTEREST YOU AS WELL Further recommendations

© / Jörg Modrow

Alster swans

These majestic waterfowl adorn the Binnen- and Außenalster as living symbols of the city.

Alster swans
© ThisIsJulia Photography

Three of the most beautiful exhibition halls in Europe Deichtorhallen

The Deichtorhallen Hamburg is one of Europe's largest art exhibition halls. There art and photography enthusiasts will find a wide variety of different pictures and interesting exhibitions.

Fernsehturm Heinrich-Hertz-Turm
© ThisIsJulia Photography

Hamburgs "Tele-Michel" Television Tower

Outstanding! You can see him from every corner of the city: Hamburg's television tower, or as the inhabitants affectionately call it, the "Tele-Michel". The television tower is one of Hamburg's landmarks and today only serves as a radio tower.

Television Tower

Top customer reviews

No reviews available.

Write new rating

This is your text

Your rating *


Google translator for other languages

Please note that this is an automatic translation.
For better information, you can always switch to the German or English version

Add to watchlist