Join me on a tour of the trendy district. Sankt Georg is one of Hamburg's most popular districts. Hamburg celebrities live here as well as students and families. The proximity to the main railway station and the wide range of restaurants with international cuisine and street cafés make the district attractive for Hamburgers and tourists alike.
On our guided tour of Hamburg-Sankt Georg, we immerse ourselves in the turbulent history of a former poor district. As we walk across the district via Hansaplatz, Steindamm and Lange Reihe, you will find out about the development of the district into a popular residential and nightlife area.
Experience the religious diversity of St. George on a Hamburg city tour
We experience religious diversity where St. Mary's Cathedral and Centrum Mosque, Sikh Temple and Trinity Church are only a stone's throw away from each other. The equestrian statue of Saint George, who gave the district its name, stands not far from where Saint George's Hospital, a leper hospital, was located in the Middle Ages.
On our guided tour of St. Georg, we experience the clash of contrasts that make the district so colourful. On the one hand, religious communities with great civic engagement in the neighbourhood and, on the other, station hustle and bustle with drugs and petty crime. Due to regular police checks, the number of crimes has meanwhile decreased. While mosques and bazaars dominate the streetscape on Steindamm, the colours of the rainbow dominate the area around Lange Reihe.
Religious diversity - trade, hotel industry and churches
It is also the small shops and hotels that characterise Saint George, because some of them have been rooted in the district for many years. The Dr. Wohlers bookshop, for example, has been around since 1933, and the Hotel Reichshof was the largest hotel in Germany when it opened in 1910. The Hotel Atlantic has also left its mark on the district, not least thanks to its prominent permanent guest, rock singer Udo Lindenberg.
St. Mary's Cathedral is now the main church of Germany's largest archdiocese in terms of area. Why is the church in the Sankt Georg district away from Hamburg's main churches? Why are the minarets of the Centrum Mosque removable? And where is the last station of a medieval Way of the Cross? You will learn this and many other interesting stories on my city tour through Hamburg's trendy Sankt Georg district.
Tours take place with a minimum of 6 participants.