St. Georg – the district with many faces
This district in the north west of Hamburg takes its name from a hospital. Saint Georg was the patron saint of what is today probably the most diversified quarter of the Hanseatic city. The 1.8 square kilometre area was first incorporated into the city in 1868. Today, over 12,000 people live in a unique crossover of cultures and a lively scene in which business people, celebrities and creative types mix.
St. Georg lies geographically in the centre of Hamburg. With its good connections for local and national public transport, underground and S-Bahn, the proximity to the city centre and the Alster Lake, to museums and the shopping district, St. Georg is a popular haunt not just for tourists.
Just a few metres from the central station you’ll find the popular Museum of Arts and Crafts, one of the leading museums for cultural history, art, design and photography. You can get just as easily from the station to Germany’s biggest theatre: the German Schauspielhaus. This belongs to the leading theatres in the German-speaking world, and offers place for some 1300 guests in its huge hall. Somewhat more bawdy is the Ohnsorg Theatre, just a few metres away. This Hamburg traditional theatre, which moved to the Bieberhaus in 2011, entertains its visitors with a varied programme. However, here is „Wi snackt Hün un Perdün on platt!“
The central focus of St. Georg is the ‘Lange Reihe’. Here pretty timber houses alternate with old buildings to produce one of the loveliest streets in Hamburg. You’ll find here amongst others the birthplace of Hans Albers (number 71) and at number 39 one of the most beautiful pharmacies in the city. You can see the rear building construction typical of the Lange Reihe especially well at number 75.
Everyone can find something to his culinary taste here too. Speciality shops, local pubs and trendy bars lure visitors with their diverse offers. The Cox combines German and Austrian specialities with French, Italian and Asian influences. In Kyti Voo you can watch the colourful activities on the street during the day through the long glass front while enjoying a Café Macchiato. The Turnhalle serves food round the clock – restaurant, bar and bistro in one. You can of course also enjoy a small meal or snack in our hotel bar. Beer, wine and other drinks are naturally also served.