Hohenesch 82-84, Ottensen, Hamburg, 22765, Germany
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Katharinenkirche from Michel
The road that leads you there
view from St. Nikolai's tower
this is the moment to enter S1 to Wedel
My boyfriend is going to Germany on a stag night and everybody is telling me that it is veryfamous for its Red light districts i would just like to know a bit of what he is getting himself into?
RE: Stag Night
As Brendan Behan once said "An Irishman is the only man in the world who’d step over a dozen naked women to get to a pint of stout" THere is no way they're going to do more than look in the Reeperbahn.
Unless he's given you something to worry about before, then you don't have anything to worry about now.
RE: Stag Night
He could get himself into anything you can imagine. The choice is theirs.
There are a few Irish pubs in the Reeperbahn district and my guess would be that is where it is going to happen.
Of course, he can do much worse. You name it, it is all there on offer.
RE: Stag Night
The Reeperbahn street of the Red Light District is where all of the action takes place. But other than being insanely crowded on weekends with locals and tourists, they can pretty much explore the area without finding any "trouble". The strip is dotted with sex toy shops and and lap dance bars, but they don't have to go inside unless they want to. The only place where you will see hookers actively engaging in their trade is a one block space next to the Police station. The girls approach the men for "dates", but all you have to do is say no thank you and they simply call out to the next person walking by as if they were selling hot dogs or something. Not terribly exciting and most of the women on that block aren't terribly attractive so, unless a person is really desperate or drunk, they will probably pay no mind to them. The upside of the area is that there are many normal discos, dinner theatres, restaurants and pubs as well, so there are plenty of opportunities to be around the reeperbahn with no connection to the "red light" aspect at all. It's very touristy and commercialized and a person would have to go looking pretty hard to find serious trouble. I think your biggest worry would be whether or not your guy and his friends get pickpocketed on a crowded Staurday night, or price gouged for 20 euro drinks if they're foolish enough to drink at a strip club bar. Other than that they should be fine.
Travel Tips for Hamburg
cruise-ship-spotting in Hamburg
Hamburg is a perfect place to watch and take photographs of cruiseships. The best place to do so is around St.Pauli Landungsbruecken, from "Jugendherberge am Stintfang" or at the opposite side from the terrace of Hotel Hafen Hamburg.
Once that the big cruiseship has passed by the well-known tower of the Ueberseebruecke,you still have enough time to follow the ship by S1 to Wedel and from there to Schulau, where you may still catch it again and wave good-bye at Willkomm-Hoeft.
Simply be there some time ahead, you will have to share the best places with thousands of other people. Check out for the departure-times of S1, because not all of these trains will go through to Wedel, some will stop in Blankenese and you loose about 20 minutes there waiting for the right train to Wedel.
click here for Giant ships in Hamburg 1-6, 2006
Giant ships in Hamburg 7-12, 2006
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The trains of S1 till Wedel and also the bus #489 are part of the transportation-system of Hamburg and included in the ordinary daytickets of sections A+B and in the Hamburg-card. The final terminus of S1 is Wedel and then you have to go on by bus #489 or take a walk of about 25 minutes.
Near Billstedt or Jenfeld there is a nice Lake with a big park: Oejendorfer See. There you can bath in the fresh water or have a party on the gras around.
It can only be reached by car or bicycle. No public transport.
The local transport offers:
Bus = Bus
U-Bahn = Metro (there are signs of big white 'U's on a blue background
S-Bahn = a little bit like Metro
If you want to search for a connection use this site:
Unfortunately it's only available in german :( Here are some hints:
Start=start, Ziel=Destination, prüfen=check, suche=search, abfahrt=departure, ankunft=arrival
the webpage for local traffic:
here are some traffic maps as pdf:
http://www.hvv.de/pdf/hafenfaehren.pdf -> the cheap way to see the harbour!
http://www.hvv.de/pdf/tarifplan2003.pdf -> tariffs...well i don't understand it, but maybe you do ;)
Relaxing Cafe By Day, Scene Bar by Night
Quiet and relaxing during the day, but turns into a very hip scene bar with Ottensen's locals from evening til about 3 am.... During the coffehouse style hours from opening til 8pm, try the typical German milchkaffee, or peppermint tea made from fresh market leaves.
The happy hour and late night specialty is the Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha.
Museum Ships in the Harbor
Cap San Diego is the world biggest seagoing museum transport ship. It has a huge and impressing engine room with three or four levels. It also serves as an hotel starting with about 75 Euro for a single cabine.
www.capsandiego.de, phone: +49 (0)40 36 42 09
Rickmer Rickmers is one of the last merchant sailing ships is more than 110 years old. It is one of Hamburgs "land"-marks.
www.rickmer-rickmers.info/82.html, e-mail: email@example.com, phone: +49 (0)40 31 95 95 9
Old English Lightship (Feuerschiff)
This is not really a museum. The owner transformed this ship into a bar and restaurant and a jazz programm is offered in the middle of the harbour. A unique place to have a drink.
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