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COVID-19 Face Masks Obligatory in Certain Areas

From Monday, 2 November 2020, wearing a face mask is obligatory for all persons in these public streets, squares and areas at certain times.

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See a list of the Hamburg areas in which wearing a face mask is obligatory at certain times

As of 2 November, 2020

The numbers of COVID-19 infections have increased again, making it more important than ever to be careful and take precautions to ensure that everyday life is possible for everyone. Therefore, Hamburg's senate has decided that in certain usually crowded areas, it is sensible (and therefore mandatory) for people to wear face masks to lower the risk of infection. Most areas affected by the new regulations are in the city centre, St. Georg, Sternschanze, St. Pauli, Ottensen and Winterhude, but more could be added anytime. 

The following are the streets, squares and public areas in which all persons present are currently required to wear face masks:

  1. in the Steindamm area (St. Georg), from no. 33 down to the Steintorplatz square
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  2. on Stralsunder Straße street (St. Georg)
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  3. on Steintorplatz square (St. Georg, main station), including the neighbouring pathways, streets and squares: in front of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, in front of the central bus station, and in front of the main station
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  4. on Ballindamm street (Neustadt/Jungfernstieg), around building no. 40 and at the corner Ballindamm, Bergstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. the following morning (except on Sundays)
  5. on Große Freiheit street (St. Pauli), from no. 1 to 47
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  6. on Hamburger Berg street (St. Pauli), from no. 1 to 39
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  7. on Talstraße street (St. Pauli), from no. 1 to 36
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  8. on Hans-Albers-Platz square (St. Pauli), including the section of Friedrichstraße street skirting Hans-Albers-Platz
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  9. on Reeperbahn street (St. Pauli), including the neighbouring squares Nobistor and Spielbudenplatz, and the Spielbudenplatz street
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  10. on Schulterblatt street (Sternschanze), on the square (‘Piazza’) between Susannenstraße and Rosenhofstraße
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning
  11. on Alma-Wartenberg-Platz square (Ottensen), including the neighbouring streets Bahrenfelder Straße, Kleine Rainstraße, Nöltingstraße, Friedensallee and Bergiusstraße
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning
  12. on Hohenesch street (Ottensen), including the neighbouring houses on Bahrenfelder Straße street
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning
  13. on Ottensener Hauptstraße street
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  14. in the area directly surrounding Altona station
    Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  15. on Kirchenallee street between Steintorplatz square, Ernst-Merck-Straße, Hachmannplatz square and Heidi-Kabel-Platz square
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  16. on Heidi-Kabel-Platz square
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  17. on Hachmannplatz square
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  18. on Steintordamm street between Steintorplatz and Steintorwall
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  19. On Steintorwall street between Mönckebergstraße and Georgsplatz / Ernst-Merck-Straße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  20. on Mönckebergstraße street between no. 1 and 31, between Glockengießerwall / Steintorwall and Rathausmarkt square including the Hauptbahnhof tunnel
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  21. on Spitaler Straße street between Steintorwall and Mönckebergstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  22. on Barkhof street between Spitalerstraße and Mönckebergstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  23. on Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz square between Mönckebergstraße and Rosenstraße resp. Kleine Rosenstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  24. On Ida-Ehre-Platz square between Mönckebergstraße and Steinstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  25. on Lange Mühren street between Spitalerstraße and Mönckebergstraße
    Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  26. Bergstraße street no. 9 -28 between Ballindamm and Mönckebergstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

See the publication by the Senatskanzlei (German only) on this topic and the map attached for visualisation and better understanding.

Please note: in certain cases, the police may temporarily make wearing face masks obligatory in additional streets, squares and areas if deemed necessary to prevent infection, especially if there are too many people failing or unable to meet the physical distancing requirements.

If in doubt, please remember that it won’t hurt to wear a face mask in public even if it is not explicitly ordered by the authorities. Also, you can try to avoid certain areas where crowds are to be expected at certain times of the day.

Thank you for your attention and for being respectful of the health of your fellow residents. We can all do our part to get through this situation together.

Face Masks Obligatory in Certain Areas

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