The St. Joseph Hotel is superbly located and is the only hotel on the popular street Grosse Freiheit, in the heart of city’s entertainment district. This means you’ll be staying directly in the St. Pauli neighbourhood, which is famous the world over and attracts visitors from across the globe. Our team is always happy to advise you about where to go and what to see, and our hotel is the ideal starting point for lots of different leisure activities in this exciting part of Hamburg.
Next door, or just around the corner
This neighbourhood of Hamburg is legendary. Our street, Grosse Freiheit, has an historic past: it helped make the German film star Hans Albers famous, and it’s also where Beatlemania was born. Nowadays it’s a magnet for visitors to Hamburg. The Reeperbahn is no less famous. Over the past few years, this street – once best known for being part of the red light district – has become a respectable hub of art, culture and other attractions. The Schmits Tivoli, the St. Pauli Theatre, the Operettenhaus theatre with various changing musicals, the Erotic Art Museum and the Panoptikum waxwork museum are just some of the gems you can discover here.
The Hamburg Fischmarkt (Fish Market)
If you like freshly caught fish, you’ve come to the right place! The market is huge, and it’s worth a visit just to see the traditional way in which the sellers still hawk their wares today. Don’t miss this opportunity to travel back through time and witness a piece of Hamburg’s history.
It’s more than just a nightlife district – it has undergone a cultural transformation over the years. This is where you’ll find the Schmits Tivoli, the St. Pauli Theatre, the Operettenhaus theatre with its ABBA musical, and the Panoptikum waxwork museum. Be sure to leave plenty of time for your visit to St. Pauli, so that you can make the most of the many attractions it has to offer.
Hamburg – a real boomtown
The city is constantly changing and developing and, alongside Berlin and Munich, is one of Germany’s three most popular cities. Whether you choose to enjoy a musical or a cabaret, or take in the maritime flair of the harbour or the dynamic HafenCity development, you’ll find opportunities everywhere to relax, escape from everyday stresses and immerse yourself in the exciting atmosphere of this colourful, diverse and cosmopolitan city.
It has become HSV’s new home. The stadium is unusual due to its roof, which is 54 metres high and proudly bears the arena’s name in giant letters, so that it can be read from afar.
And, as if that wasn’t enough...
in Hamburg you can also take in the fresh North Sea and Baltic Sea air, make use of one of the ferry crossings to Helgoland or England, or visit the traditional fruit-growing areas outside the city.
Hamburg has a lot offer – and the St. Joseph Hotel is the best starting point for exploring this fantastic city.