Hamburg/East

Eastern Hamburg includes the dense, gay-friendly district St. Georg filled with cozy narrow streets between the dense, 19th-century tenements, with its cafe-filled main street of Lange Reihe, as well as a part of lake Aussenalster's shoreline with the venerable Hotel Atlantic. Further east, the density becomes more and more sparse, and the outer districts are mostly residential, with a few less known points of interest for the inquisitive tourist.

Get in

Most of St. Georg is within walking distance from the main railway station, otherwise there's a rail line for most parts of the east; U1, U3, S1 and S11 for the northeast and U2, U4, S2 and S21 for the southeast. Some long-distance trains to or from northeastern Germany stop at Bergedorf railway station.

Of major Autobahns A1 (from Lübeck) and A25 (from Berlin) pass through the eastern suburbs of Hamburg and the district is also easily accessible from cities south and southwest of Hamburg.

See

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Sankt Georg

Situated northeast of Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) and city centre, Sankt Georg is the lively, trendy centre of Hamburg's gay scene. Rainbow flags flutter from the balconies in summer. The streets are crowded with people shopping, having a chat, drinking coffee, or going to one of the many art exhibitions around the Lange Reihe street.

Do

Classical Music

Theatres

Buy

There aren't that many outstanding shopping opportunities in the East of Hamburg. One is the Quarree shopping center with a number of clothing and specialty stores and the Karstadt department store. It is next to the place where the weekly market Wandsbek Markt takes places, as well as the namesake U1 subway station.

Eat

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Restaurant Le Ciel at the top floor of the Le Meridien hotel (see below) has a large glass wall providing splendid views of the Aussenalster. It is a fine dining establishment with an exquisite a la carte dinner menu, but during lunchtime you can enjoy the daily set menu from EUR 18. Parking for the restaurant's guests is free for 1 hour.

Drink

Cafes

GLBT

Sleep

Hotel Atlantic — one of the world's Grand old hotels

Budget

Youth Hostels

Mid-range

Splurge

Connect


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