PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND HAMBURG
One of the most famous landmarks of Hamburg is the “Michel”
, the Main Church St. Michaelis. The platform of the church tower is more than 100 metres high and offers a fabulous view over the city and the region.
At the port is the centennial „Speicherstadt“, the world’s largest contiguous warehouse complex. Hamburg visitors will find an idyll that he hardly expects in a world port: Wilhelmine Brick Gothic style, bizarre gables and turrets, which are reflected with the barges in the canals. A canal tour with a historic barge is an unforgettable experience. The departure takes place mostly at the „Landungsbruecken“ in St. Pauli.
Located next to the warehouse district is built the futuristic project HafenCity. The planning of the settlement of the future, of course, fascinates many visitors. Accordingly tours are offered that also pass the construction site of the Elbe Philharmonic Opera House / „Elbphilharmonie“, the publishing house of the SPIEGEL magazine group as well as many top restaurants.
More sightseeing tips can be found here!
The district aorund the street “Lange Reihe in St. Georg
has developed to a kind of Gay Village: There are several cafés und bars which make the street to a hot spot of gay and lesbian Hamburg. Botiques and label stores, restaurants, book stores and hairdressers attract a wide range of visitors, many of them have a rainbow in their window. In warm summer nights the party takes place on the street. St. Georg is also home of the leather and fetish scene with its bars and shops. Furthermore the gay info shop Hein & Fiete has its home in the disctrict.
Café Gnosa (Lange Reihe 93) is one of the oldest gay venues in town and famous for its homemade cakes. Other popular venues are “Generation Bar” (Lange Reihe 81), “Kity Voo” Bar (Lange Reihe 82) and the “M&V Bar” (Lange Reihe 22). A strictly lesbian café and bar is the “Café Endlich” (Dragonerstall 11) in the city center. The above mentioned Kity Voo is also quite popular within the lesbian community.
For clubbing, later at night, the St. Pauli district is the place to be.
There are several Gay clubs, including the “Wunderbar” (Talstraße 14), a charming and rather small club with a bit of a cheesy atmosphere, playing typical charts and pop music. Wunderbar is open 7 days a week, with parties on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This is our official tournament bar
: The participants of the IGLFA European Championsship will have free admission and reduced prices with the wristbands you find in your welcome bags.
Other big LGBT parties are “Pink Inc.” and “Electric Circus”, taking place every few weeks at changing party locations. The best way to find out about current parties is to check the free local gay magazines “Schwulissimo” and “hinnerk”, either online (www.schwulissimo.de/regional/hamburg und www.hinnerk.de) or by picking them up in any gay café, bar or club for free.