Hamburg in the sixties: the bars and venues along the Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit streets in St. Pauli were a springboard into stardom for many German and international musicians. During their two years in Hamburg, the Beatles, too, held their first gigs in small venues like Indra and the Star-Club ─ and rose to world fame.
Five life-sized silhouettes proudly pose, guitars in hand, on a large ‘LP-disc’ at the intersection of the Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit streets. 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 seen a few steps further away.
The monument was built in 2008 to commemorate Hamburg’s role in the Beatles' history, and was sponsored by members of the public and the City of Hamburg.
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