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At the Heart of the Reeperbahn

The Spielbudenplatz is the large town square of St. Pauli. Located in the heart of St. Pauli, the square attracts residents and visitors alike with its diverse events.

Whether with weekly events such as the St. Pauli Night Market and the Street Food Session, events such as the residents' flea market, the Food Truck Festival, the Viertel Meile Design Market, the Garden Love garden market or of course SANTA PAULI - Hamburg's hottest Christmas market, there's always something going on at Spielbudenplatz. Beside the St. Pauli Theater, Schmidts Tivoli and the Schmidt Theater there are many small bars on the square, especially a visit to the Sanktpaulibar on the first floor of the St. Pauli Theater is recommended. From there you have a perfect view over the hustle and bustle on the Spielbudenplatz.

Summer and Winter deck

During the summer months, the square is transformed daily into an urban beer garden with colourful container bars offering fresh drinks and inviting you to linger, while there are exciting music acts to discover every day on the live stage. Since the summer of 2019, Germany's first Zero Waste beer garden, which is located on the mobile LED stage, has also been located on the square with the summer deck.

The winter deck on the Spielbudenplatz is a small winter wonderland in the heart of the Reeperbahn. The stage in front of the Operettenhaus transforms into a cosy bar every autumn and winter, where the autumn maltreated heart gets everything it desires. Under floating fir trees and on cuddly seats in front of the fireplace, visitors to the winter deck can make themselves at home and enjoy relaxing hours in the middle of the neighbourhood and yet away from the hustle and bustle.

New beverage creations every year

The drinks menu on the winter deck is peppered with hot and cold creations. Lovers of classic mulled wine, baked apple punch, elderberry ginger punch and other hot drinks will be just as happy here as those who prefer unusual specialities such as the "Bordsteinschwalbe" (hazelnut liqueur with rum & cream), "Hopp Hopp" (woodruff liqueur with rum & cream) or Tropik Erotik (vodka with passion fruit juice & cream).

Even while the Spielbudenplatz SANTA PAULI - Hamburg's hottest Christmas market - is raging, the winter deck is always in the middle. From here, visitors can see the entire market with a delicious drink in their hands and then explore it on their own tour.

Experience sustainability

Sustainability in a relaxed atmosphere: The Sommerdeck shows that waste prevention is anything but difficult and boring. As Germany’s first zero waste beer garden, the team forgoes all conventional plastic products. Starting with compostable straws to cleaning utensils with wooden brushes through to the upcycling of old beer tent trimmings. Everything has its own special value at the Sommerdeck. You can also enjoy organic lemonade, homemade iced tea, cocktails or coffee from the portafilter machine!

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Germany's first sustainable City Card

Up to 30% discount at over 40 ecologically and socially sustainable partners throughout Hamburg. Optionally with public transport ticket.

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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.

St. Pauli, the Harbour & the Reeperbahn

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