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The Reeperbahn: a photo, a description (Reeperbahn)

The Reeperbahn is the heart of the famous port area of St. Pauli, Hamburg. It focuses all the night life of the city: always plays loud music, lots of pubs, is the so-called red light district.

Initially, in the XVII-XVIII centuries on this street port workers engaged in twisting ropes of the ship, hence its name: "Reep" in German means "rope". In the XIX century began to open the first places of entertainment, where they spent nights visiting sailors.

Not to say that on this street you can meet only sex shops and night clubs. On the Reeperbahn is a lot of the city's theatres, including the famous Operettenhaus, specializing in famous musicals. Here, for example, for many years never-ending was "Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber and "Mamma MIA!".

Interestingly, it was on the Reeperbahn were born the famous "Beatles". In the early 60's still virtually unknown group the Beatles had just started his path to glory, speaking in the quarters of St. Pauli. One of the musicians, John Lennon later said: "Though I was born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg!". In memory of their speeches one area in this district was named Beatles-Platz.

However, the Reeperbahn is famous for its sex industry. No wonder people call this place "the Sinful mile". On the street Davidshtrasse at certain times of day street prostitution is allowed, and the entrance to the street Herbertstrasse not only prohibited to persons under 18 years of age, but in General to all women. For a long time in that area there was Europe's largest brothel "Eros Center", closed in 80-ies in the fight against AIDS. There is also a Museum of erotica, a collection that has its origin with the Renaissance.