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Hamburg's Hotspots and Gay Districts

In the heart of the city, between the main railway station and Alster Lake the gay village of St. Georg is located. You'll find various trendy bars, gay doctors, travel agents and hairdressers along St Georg's streets; Lange Strasse, Steindamm, Pulverteich, Danziger Strasse and Rostocker Strasse. Small curiosity shops as well as second-hand stores invite you to browse. The scene on the street is as diverse as the people who live here.
You'll feel right at home here with rainbow colors decorating the houses, small cafés and restaurants, where everyone gets together. An abundance of gay cinemas and hotels are also located close to the railway station.
Visitors can experience St. Georg's lively culture at one of its many street festivals. A climate of openness and neighborliness pervades the quarter - with a non-German population of around 40 per cent, it's also one of Hamburg's most international too. St. Georg is a district in flux and always worth a look.
The city's famous Reeperbahn - the long boulevard between Millerntor and Nobistor - attracts up to 200,000 visitors every weekend; no one has managed to count the actual number. The combination of creativity and commerce is what makes the legendary street of many sins so appealing. It has developed far beyond its reputation as just a red-light district with diverse lifestyles, gay parties and great dance clubs. The restaurant Abendmahl with its welcoming atmosphere and excellent international cuisine attracts a gay and lesbian clientele and is highly recommended. Afterwards go party-hopping around Hans-Albers-Platz and Große Freiheit, make a detour to Schmuckstrasse, the El Dorado for transsexuals and transvestites, or take a trip down gay Talstrasse just off the Reeperbahn. Get ready for a long night!
Girls can get a quiet start to a long night at the Frauencafé endlich. Up until midnight, ladies only can drink coffee or eat fine food here. The "Tochtergesellschaft", a cultural-political event and party location for women features regular DJ parties, bar nights and standard-dance cafés.
The parties for females organized by "amantes Hamburg" at various venues have achieved cult status. Whether it's in To-get-her, FunClub Unlimited or the parties at the Juice Club, 99% women and top DJs lend the lesbian parties here a dimension all of their own.

Wunderbar on Talstrasse is a popular venue for dancing as is the house club E.D.K.

Both men and women can enjoy a drink at Café Gnosa to warm up. It's a cool place with an authentic coffee house atmosphere and it's never a problem meeting new folk.

For a detailed listing of hotspots in Hamburg and the North, adresses, websites etc please click here: Community Hotspots