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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Although safe and wealthy, Hamburg is also undeniably sleazy in parts, with red-light districts around the train station and Reeperbahn. Junkies and drunks also congregate at the Kirchenallee exit of the Hauptbahnhof and at Hansaplatz in St Georg. Fortunately, there’s a strong police presence in these areas, too.

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While you're there

Medical services

Ärztlicher Notfalldienst (228 022) For 24-hour medical advice.

Emergency Doctor Service Hamburg (228 022)

Internationale Apotheke (309 6060; Ballindamm 39) Pharmacy.

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