St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn There is much more to St. Pauli than strip shows and sex shops. It is a melting pot of diverse influences, trends and styles. ''Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb Eins...“ seafarer romantic the way it was once celebrated in the songs of the German crooner Hans Albers as well as the Great Fire from 1842 are part of the history of Hamburg. In the quarter St. Pauli, besides streetwalker district, strip shows and sex shops, an alternative cultural scene has established meanwhile and musical theatres have also found a suitable location here. For a long time already the "mile of sin" has not only been the address of old-established erotic establishments. More and more young people with new ideas discover the "Kiez" and the neighbouring "Schanzenviertel" as a place of pulsing scene life. At St. Pauli you find everything: commerce and erotic, kebab shops and Asia snacks, yuppie bars and punk discos, old-established inhabitants and Turkish families, trendy people and dropouts, the football club "FC St. Pauli" and the Hafenstrasse (Harbour Street). A quarter with some problems on the one hand, but very vivid on the other hand. Find "Grosse Freiheit" (great freedom) in the quarter St. Pauli - not only as a street name.