St. Georg Quarter
St. Georg is all about cultural diversity. You can meet people from all walks of life at Hamburg Central Station, the banks of the Alster lake along the Lange Reihe shopping street.
Lange Reihe is St. Georg’s quasi-centre. Over 730 metres, cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques line up along this inner city lifeline. This is one of Hamburg’s most desired neighbourhoods and is where Hamburg’s LGBTQI community is most active and vibrant. Rainbow flags are everywhere, traffic lights show pictograms of same-sex couples instead of the standard single pedestrian. And, of course, this is where the annual Hamburg Pride Parade starts from.
St. Georg is also a good example of many different cultures living together peacefully. Hamburg Central Station is the city’s main traffic hub and handles almost half a million passengers every day. At Berliner Tor, an overall 15,000 students attend the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, the city’s second biggest educational institution, and contribute to the district’s young and arty vibe.
Along the Steindamm shopping street and Hansaplatz square, many shops and eateries are run by members of Hamburg’s Turkish, Indian, Irani and Afghan communities. The Centrum Mosque can be seen from afar by its two minarets.
Of all the major Christian churches in Hamburg there is only one with two towers, and it can be found in the heart of St. Georg: the Mariendom, or St. Mary’s Cathedral, is the seat of the Archbishop of Hamburg.
The culture lovers of Hamburg gather at their very own St. Georg temples, for example the Deutsches Schauspielhaus and the Ohnsorg Theater. The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Museum of Art and Industry) is located south of Hamburg Central Station and is among Europe’s most important museums for cultural history, arts and crafts, photography and applied arts.
For the English-speaking community of Hamburg, the Savoy cinema on Steindamm shows most films in their original versions.
And if it is nature instead of culture that you crave, the Outer Alster lake is only a few minutes away from Lange Reihe. Here you can take a walk, ride your bike, jog or rent a boat.