Hamburg in the 60s, where many bars and music venues along St. Pauli's Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit streets could be a springboard to stardom for German and international musicians alike. Before the 'British Invasion' began in 1964, the Beatles too spent two years playing gigs here in small venues like Indra and the Star-Club. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Five life-sized silhouettes proudly pose, guitars in hand, in the middle of a large square, designed to bring to mind an LP-disc at the intersection of the Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit. Alongside John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, one figurine represents a hybrid of the drummers Pete Best and Ringo Starr — both of whom played with the band during their time in Hamburg — while the silhouette of original bass-player, Stuart Sutcliffe, can be found a few steps further away.
Sponsored by members of the public and the City of Hamburg, Beatles-Platz Square was built in 2008 to commemorate Hamburg’s role in the band's history.
Join fellow Beatlemaniacs and retrace the steps of the ‘Fab Four’ on a tour of the Beatles’ Hamburg.
Intersection Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit, Hamburg
U3 St. Pauli or S1, S2 and S3 Reeperbahn