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The Best Night Life in Hamburg

The StarTripper Journal presents the best nightlife in Hamburg, both Night Clubs, disco and other - the Club Guide.

Our team to Hamburg are four ladies who have tested a lot of hotels, restaurants and night-clubs world-wide.

Hamburg – Germany’s second-largest city and biggest port – is one of the coolest cities in the world. It's historic label ‘The gateway to the world’ is a bold claim, but it was true for most Germans. The city's echo of the port and history are everywhere, from the incessant cry of gulls overhead to the vibrant neighbourhoods awash with multicultural eateries, seaward-facing architecture and the gloriously seedy Reeperbahn red-light district.

The people of Hamburg really know how to live – the culinary offers are excellence and the nightlife is wonderful – Hamburg has hundreds classy cocktail bars, dance-all-night clubs and neighbourhood bars and pubs that both reflect each neighbourhood's identity and define it. So successful are they that it's almost impossible to come to Hamburg and not have a really good time.

During your late night or early morning stroll back to your hotel, check that the swans still are making their way across the Inner Alster Lake, if yes – sleep well and trust that tomorrow Hamburg still will be a free and wonderful Hanseatic city.

The StarTripper Journal presents the Hamburg Club Guide:

Picture Docks – located on Spielbudenplatz in the St. Pauli district is – once a famous movie theatre, the club has been hosting music lovers since 1988. The hall has a capacity of up to 1,500 spectators.

International names such as David Bowie and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have held live concerts here. Today the club’s DJs spin a mix of house, techno and electronica. At weekends, DJs turn the Docks into a temple of dance.

Docks is the must-visit establishment in the St. Pauli district when visiting Hamburg.

Spielbudenplatz 19
Picture Grosse Freiheit 36 is situated at the far end of the reeperbahn, from the outside it looks run down. However, don't let that effect what is a great music venue, the sound quality is excellent.

The place is actually made up of three locations – the big concerts and parties take place in the main room.

Im Kaiserkeller – legendary because of the Beatles' performances in the 1960s – small bands regularly take the stage and music fans dance to rock and metal.

Galerie 36 – is where Latin and Reggae music lovers come to dance on Friday and Saturday nights.

If you're looking for an adventure, this is a place to be! A bit chaotic at night but definitely worth to visit!

Große Freiheit 36
Picture Cotton Club – a jazz club with tradition – the oldest jazz club in Hamburg has celebrated its 50th birthday.

Since 1971 the Cotton Club has treated its guests to live music from national and international artists like Phil Masons N.O. All Stars, Ikey Robinson and Truck Stop.

German musicians who play here regularly include the Boogie Connection, Louisiana Syncopators, the Schnelsen Stompers and many other familiar names to anyone interested in Hamburg jazz.

The concept has proven itself over the decades – and Cotton Club is still the best jazz club in Hamburg.

Alter Steinweg 10

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