Dangers & Annoyances

Hamburg is generally a safe city and most visitors visit without encountering any problems. That said, Hamburg is also undeniably sleazy in parts.

  • Red-light districts are found around the Hauptbahnhof and Reeperbahn.
  • Petty crime is rare but does occur in major tourist areas. Keep a careful eye on your belongings anywhere where there are crowds and large numbers of tourists.
  • In St Georg, Steindamm and Hansaplatz can be dicey, both day and night.
  • In areas where crime can be an issue, there's usually a strong police presence.