Covering about 600 m, the internationally famous street of Hamburg, the Reeperbahn. In their determination to former times when the settlement outside the walls of Hamburg was still called Hamburger Berg and settled among other craftsmen, remembers only her name. “Reep” means something like hemp rope and refers to the work of the Ropewalk, of which the Reep to hawsers and ropes were stretched and rotated. At a later period established before the Millerntor of the still existing Spielbudenplatz. In shacks and tents were offered all sorts of amusements like the hamburgers tightrope walkers, fire eaters, magicians and musicians. Not least because of its proximity to the port of Hamburg, the Reeperbahn has developed over the years to the entertainment district of the sailors. People’s Theatre as the St. Pauli Theater, variety shows, pubs, clubs, and the mood so-called “easy women dominated” the colorful life in this neighborhood.
Legendary artists like Hans Albers and Udo Lindenberg Reeperbahn was set by her love of and provided for more awareness of this street. The “sinful mile” of St. Paul lived in the sixties / seventies, a kind of boom and the presence of Eros centers, sex cinemas and peep shows increased. Rock clubs, theaters and opera house as well as bars of the better variety ensured a further change in the Reeperbahn in the mid eighties. Long time since the Reeperbahn miles to a party has become, which offers a varied program.
The legendary “Cafe Keese,” with its traditional tea dance shines in new splendor since 2002 and offers stylish, modern comfort. Music and cabaret are found in Schmidt and Schmidt-Tivoli Theatre. Famous clubs like the “shave” and “Angie’s Nightclub” show to be a good address for Hamburg’s nightlife and any other special event in Hamburg as the CSD-Parade or Schlagermove ends late at night on the Reeperbahn. Nowhere in Hamburg will be celebrated so extensively and taboos. Understandable since most recent work concerns a further settlement of offices, banks and discounters on the Reeperbahn could sell the club and change the character of the party area. But who should succeed to avoid such a historic site to be public? Like to see maybe some other locals in District Hamburg scene again – the Reeperbahn is ultimately remain in their unique combination of culture, party, pleasure and joy always an attraction not only for tourists