Jungfernsteig – where the city shows off
This smart district takes its name from the tradition of wealthy Hamburg merchants parading their unmarried daughters on Sunday afternoon walks by the lakes. Today it’s where you’ll find some of the city’s best shopping, chic cafés and restaurants. Inner Alster lake is a great place to hire bikes and explore a bit.
Altona – bohemian Hamburg’s playground
Gently gentrified in true Hamburg style, Altona is a little bit hipster, kind of bohemian, sort of arty and pretty much just itself. Home to the city’s creative types and their cutely dressed offspring, Altona’s where you want to be for cool clothes shops, new design, smart bars and interesting cafés and restaurants.
Neidklub, Reeperbahn 19
Underground vibe, international DJs, mix of sounds, fantastic interior, Neidklub pulls a young, smart Hamburg crowd for big ticket music events all year round. First floor terrace has amazing aerial views of the dance floor and that’s what it’s all about atNeidklub– dance, dance, dance.
Uebel & Gefährlich, Feldstraße 66
On the fourth floor of an immense and daunting looking overground bunker, Uebel & Gefärlech are credited with turning this weird venue into one of the most exciting clubs in Europe. Huge international events and DJs are the thing here and it pulls vast crowds.
Baalsaal, Reeperbahn 19
The dancefloor at Baalsaal isn’t as big as some but the monster sound system is huge and DJs love it. House and techno dominate here and nothing much happens until after 1am, but when it kicks offBaalsaalis epic.
Moondoo, Reeperbahn 136
Obscure music, chart hits, local legend DJs and one of the coolest places to club in the city. Crowded to capacity always and with a wild party vibe to boot.www.moondoo.de