Already from a distance the minarets of the Centrum-Mosque Hamburg can be seen. They were painted in 2009 as part of an art project with green and white hexagons.
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 north in St. Georg, 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.
St. Georg owes its name to a leprosy hospital founded in 1194 outside the walls of Hamburg, which was dedicated to Saint George. The Asklepios hospital stays true to this tradition. There are also numerous Stifte (chapters) in St. Georg, founded by wealthy merchants for the needy.
St. Georg 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 Waffen verboten (Weapons prohibited) sign, that prohibits pistols, knives, baseball bats and pepper spray, suggests that things may not always be peaceful here at night.