From the main train station I went past the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe to the south, through the Kurt-Schuchermacher-Allee, past the Besenbinderhof and then the Norderstraße along the tracks of the railway. I passed by the Agentur für Arbeit, where there is a huge metal artwork. In the Kurt Schumacher House the SPD Hamburg has its seat, which is located in St. Georg has been the strongest party for years.
Continue through the Jürgen-W-Scheutzow-Park to the S-Bahn station Berliner Tor, from where the roof of the Berliner Bogen was visible. I walked between the skyscrapers of the Hamburger Business Center at Berliner Tor, where big companies like Siemens, IBM or Commerzbank have their offices.
Past the Studierendenwerk Hamburg and the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW) and then straight to the southwest to Lindenstraße. Already from a distance I could see the minarets of the Centrum-Mosque Hamburg, which were painted in 2009 as part of an art project with green and white hexagons. Continue through the Böckmannstraße, past the mosque and into the Kleine Pulverteich, where the Al Nour Mosque stands.
St. Georg is a neighborhood of contrasts: only a few meters away from the women's entrance of the mosque are gay and lesbian bars and pubs. The further you move north, the hipper gets the district. In Steindamm there are countless Arabic, Turkish and Indian restaurants; Here you will find the most delicious kebab of the city. But there are also numerous erotic shops, sex clubs, numerous hotels and the cinema Savoy, in which many films run in the original language.
St. Georg has some of the most beautiful façades in late-Classicist style, especially around the Hansaplatz, Steinplatz, Brennerstraße and Lange Reihe. From Hansaplatz I went through the Brennerstraße, the Lohmühlenpark to the large Asklepios Klinik St. Georg. St. Georg owes its name to a leprosy hospital founded in 1194 outside the walls of Hamburg, which was dedicated to Saint George. The hospital stays true to this tradition. There are also numerous pens in St. Georg, founded by wealthy merchants for the needy. I went over the clinic area to the northwest to the Alster.
From there along the shore, past restaurants and sailing schools to Hotel Atlantic. Then the Holzdamm down to the main station. Here you will find Ohnsorg-Theater and Deutsche Schauspielhaus. Along the station to the south - here also start the city tours by bus - then through the Steintorweg back to the north.
Around the Trinity Church and the whole street Koppel along. Back through the Lange Reihe. Since 1998 it is again chic in St. Georg, especially around the Lange Reihe, rents have risen sharply. In the street you will find many interesting shops, crafts, art, bars and restaurants.
This is where multicultural diversity is lived out: lesbian and gay couples strolling hand in hand, fully-tattooed-full-bearded fathers with several children, skaters with headphones, heavily veiled Muslim women. Only a weapons that prohibits pistols, knives, baseball bats and pepper spray, suggests that things may not always be peaceful here at night.
Through Kirchweg and Rostocker Straße I went on and past the new Mariendom, where a monument to St. Ansgar stands. After a few more streets my tour ended at the subway station Lohmühlenstraße.