Classical Music in Neustadt


Hamburg's longtime premier address for classical concerts and opera is this splendid neo-baroque edifice, home to the State Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. When/if the Elbphilharmonie finally opens, many perfo…
Theatre in St Pauli & Reeperbahn

Schmidt Tivoli

This plush theatre stages a cornucopia of saucy musical reviews, comedies, soap operas and variety shows. Midnight shows follow the main performance. The newly opened adjoining Schmidtchen showcases young talent in…
Live Performance in Altona & Elbmeile


They're making beautiful music in this former factory that's an iconic Altona venue, where the music ranges from classical to club and the program spans theatre to film.
Opera in Neustadt


Among the world’s most respected opera houses, the Staatsoper has been directed by the likes of Gustav Mahler and Karl Böhm during its 325-year-plus history.
Theatre in St Georg

Deutsches Schauspielhaus Theatre

Germany’s largest and most important theatre presents imaginative interpretations of the classics (Shakespeare, Goethe, Chekhov et al) alongside new works.
Live Performance in St Pauli & Reeperbahn


In addition to excellent live music gigs and experimental DJ sets, this former slaughterhouse hosts anything from acoustic raves to spoken word.
Live Music in St Pauli & Reeperbahn


One of the more respectable clubs today on the Grosse Freiheit, this second venue for the Beatles survives in a much-altered form.
Stadium in St Pauli & Reeperbahn


Favourite local football team FC St Pauli (www.fcstpauli.com) plays at home in the multi-use Millerntor stadium.
Stadium in Hamburg

Barclaycard Arena

Hamburg’s huge Barclaycard Arena (previously sponsored by O2) was extensively refurbished for the 2006 football World Cup, and is home to Bundesliga club Hamburger SV (www.hsv.de). Take S-Bahn 21 or 3 to ‘Stellingen…