Hamburg-St. Pauli

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St. Pauli
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Coordinates 53 ° 33 '25 "  N , 9 ° 57' 50"  E Coordinates: 53 ° 33 '25 "  N , 9 ° 57' 50"  E
surface 2.3 km²
Residents 22,097 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 9607 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 20354, 20355, 20357, 20359, 20459, 22767, 22769
prefix 040
district Hamburg-center
Transport links
Federal road B4
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Source: Statistical Office for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein

St. Pauli is a district in the Hamburg-Mitte district of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg . Thanks to the entertainment district located in St. Pauli along the Reeperbahn and the FC St. Pauli , the name is known far beyond the borders of Hamburg.

Geographical location

Boundary stone between Altona and Hamburg from 1896 in Brigittenstrasse

The district adjoins the Neustadt to the west . The border runs in an arc along the former Hamburg ramparts , starting in the north at Dag-Hammarskjöld-Platz (south of the Dammtorbahnhof ) it follows the course of Marseiller Straße / Bei den Kirchhöfen / Holstenglacis / Glacischaussee / Helgoländer Allee. In the south, the North Elbe and the Port of Hamburg with Steinwerder on the south bank form the end. The western border to the former city of Altona, with today's district Altona-Altstadt ( district Altona ), runs from the north via Bernstorffstraße / Kleine Freiheit / Pepermölenbek / drumstraße / Antonistraße to the Elbe.

Until 1938, the city limits to Altona were different. For example, the streets shoulder blade , the green hunter and small or large freedom belonged to Altona (the latter names go back to the religious and commercial freedom existing in Altona). On the other hand, the area around Lange Straße / Hein-Köllisch-Platz / Pinnasberg, which was once partly Sanctuary, now belongs to Altona along with the newly created Antonipark , as well as the classicist St. Pauli Church (built in 1819) on the Pinnasberg or St. Pauli -Fish market named street.

In the north, the embankment of the connecting railway from Dammtor- to Sternschanzenbahnhof forms the border to Rotherbaum ( Eimsbüttel district ) and the Hamburg-Sternschanze district , which was largely rebuilt in 2008 from areas formerly belonging to St. Pauli. The further border to the new district runs over Schanzenstrasse / Lagerstrasse / Sternstrasse / Neuer Kamp and over Stresemannstrasse back up to the corner of Bernstorffstrasse.


The "Hamburger Berg"

The earliest settlement in the area of ​​today's district was a Cistercian monastery, which was founded around 1247 near today's fish market at the mouth of the Pepermölenbek brook into the Elbe. It existed at this point until 1293, but was then moved to today's Harvestehude (see St. Johannis Monastery ). During this time, the area west of the Hamburg core city up to Pepermölenbek was included in the rulership of Hamburger Berg . However, living there was not permitted, according to a ban imposed by the Hamburg Council in 1306. Nevertheless, a settlement gradually formed, especially in the southern area, to which from around 1550 also isolated country houses from Hamburg citizens belonged.

The Hamburger Berg

After the outbreak of a plague epidemic in 1604, the so-called “ Pesthof ” was built between 1605 and 1607 in the area of ​​today's Annenstrasse. It existed until the suburb of Hamburger Berg was destroyed by the Napoleonic occupation troops in the winter of 1813/14 . The Pesthof was a hospital for sick people suffering from epidemic or mental illnesses. The hospital, which was set up for 700 to 900 inmates, was supported by a charitable foundation. From 1679 onwards, the “really greats” were also housed here in a kind of locked bunk. These so-called “mad boxes” stood in rows in halls and only had a hand-sized hole to the outside. The Pesthof had such a good reputation that (well paying) patients also came from outside. Because of this, from 1764 onwards, no “bad guys” - according to today's point of view, mentally ill offenders - were admitted, but they remained in the spinning house , a prison. In 1797 the Pesthof was renamed "Krankenhof".

At the beginning of the 17th century - between 1616 and 1625 - numerous hills of the suburb of Hamburger Berg were removed in the course of the construction of the new fortification of the city in order to gain material for the construction of the extraordinarily high ramparts and at the same time free field of fire ("glacis") to have the walls at the then Millerntor . Part of the suburb was included in the Hamburg city fortifications as a new town. The phrase “on St. Pauli”, derived from the hillside location of the settlement, has survived to this day.

View of the Elbe around 1900
Spielbudenplatz around 1900

Structural settlements were initially forbidden to allow a free field of fire, but from the 17th century onwards, businesses that were undesirable in the city due to odor, water pollution or noise were banned to the suburbs. The rope makers ( Reepschläger ), who gave the Reeperbahn its name much later , moved here in 1633 because they could no longer find the space they needed for their trade in the city walls. In the same year an oil mill and a glassworks north of the Heiligengeistfeld are mentioned. Around this time, the tradition of entertainment began in this area, a play booth area was created , where a kind of fair was set up by traveling traders and showmen between a few junk shops, restaurants and dance floors. Since around the end of the Thirty Years' War , which Hamburg survived unscathed, the development of the Hamburger Berg also expanded from the first settlement center on Pepermölenbek to the east in the direction of the Reeperbahnen. After 1649/50 the T (h) ran distilleries were relocated to the banks of the Elbe. Several shipyards and the hemp magazine were also located there. To the north of this, on the edge of the Geest, in the area of ​​the Pinnasberg road, new buildings were built. Further houses were built in the northern part of the area (in today's Karolinenviertel ). The city of Altona on the other hand was not fenced off and the border was open, the Nobistor was only a gate in name. It was more like a passage to the bridge over the Pepermöhlenbek.

At the beginning of the 19th century, Napoleon had the Hamburger Berg completely demolished - again in order to have a clear field of fire in front of Hamburg , which was now occupied by France . After the French withdrew, the suburb was rebuilt very quickly; the previous state was restored as early as 1820. In 1804 Johann Georg Kerner was employed as “doctor for the barracks”, as the houses on the Hamburger Berg were called at that time.

A side street of the Reeperbahn still reminds of the Hamburger Berg - from 1865 to 1938 it was called Heinestraße, named after the banker Salomon Heine . In 1841 he had the Israelite hospital at the end of this street built in memory of his wife Betty as part of a foundation he set up. It should be explicitly open to needy sick people of all denominations. In 1938, the National Socialists wanted to erase the memory of the Jewish benefactor by renaming this street to Hamburger Berg . For some years now, an initiative has been trying to rename it “Heinestrasse” - so far without success.

The suburb

In 1833 the area was placed under municipal administration as the suburb of St. Pauli . However, the suburb was still outside the city walls and suffered from the gate lock . A strong population growth in the 19th century led to a shortage of housing, which attempts were made to counteract this by means of strong densification of buildings with rear buildings and the like. St. Pauli was completely incorporated in 1894.

In 1886 Johann Hinrich Köser held the first German fish auction in the market hall on the border with Altona.

At the end of the 19th century, entertainment businesses in particular experienced an upswing. The previously common booths - the area bordering the Reeperbahn to the south between the dancing towers and Davidstraße is still called Spielbudenplatz today  - have been replaced by permanent houses for theaters , circuses , drinking halls or other entertainment venues.

The district

St. Pauli by night 1908

In 1894 the suburb became part of Hamburg.

Until the Greater Hamburg Act of 1937, the area was divided. Only the eastern part belonged to Hamburg, the western part - including the street Große Freiheit  - belonged to the city of Altona. Today St. Pauli is administratively part of the Hamburg-Mitte district.

At the beginning of the 20th century there was a small Chinatown around Schmuckstrasse . In the so-called Chinese action of the Hamburg Gestapo on May 13, 1944, around 120 to 130 Chinese men were arrested and imprisoned and mistreated in the Fuhlsbüttel Gestapo prison. A group of these Chinese men were then sent to the Langer Morgen labor education camp in the port area without trial or judgment . At least 17 of them were killed in forced labor in the port, during the rubble clearance and the mistreatment of the guards.

After the Second World War , parts of the Wilhelminian style development in St. Pauli were destroyed by bombs.

In the 1950s and 1960s, the entertainment district returned to its old popularity. The appearance of English music groups ( The Beatles ) played a special role . In the 1970s there was a significant decline in St. Pauli. With the start of the musical Cats in the Operettenhaus (1986) and the opening of the Schmidt Theater (1988), a slow rise began, which continues to this day.

The district is particularly badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic . Many events had to be canceled and the entertainment facilities were closed.


  • Minor quota: 13.3% [Hamburg average: 16.3% (2017)].
  • Old age quota: 9.6% [Hamburg average: 18.2% (2017)].
  • Proportion of foreigners: 21.7% [Hamburg average: 17.1% (2017)].
  • Unemployment rate: 7.4% [Hamburg average: 5.2% (2017)].

The average income per taxpayer in St. Pauli is 27,977 euros annually (2013), the Hamburg average is 39,054 euros.


St. Pauli Hafenstrasse from the Elbe, in front of the beach club "StrandPauli", far left St. Pauli church tower (2009)

Historically, St. Pauli was a place where those who could not raise a citizen's money in Hamburg settled, just outside the gates of the city. In addition, there were those otherwise undesirable, be it disruptive craftsmen, innkeepers or prostitutes who were expelled from the city, or unpleasant and stinking trades such as "Thrane distilleries", amusement shops and undesirable institutions, for example the Pesthof . Even after the inclusion in the urban area and especially with the renovation of the Hamburg city center around 1900 and the dissolution of the Gängeviertel there , the influx of poorer parts of the population grew. So to this day, both the social composition of the population, as one of the poorest in Hamburg, as well as its reputation for being rebellious and resistant, has been preserved. The residents of St. Pauli often feel neglected or ignored by the government, which leads to corresponding social and political tensions.

St. Pauli has always been considered "left". Rebellions and unrest have been recorded since the beginning of its existence, for example after the German Revolution of 1848/1849 , during the Austro-Prussian War against Denmark in 1864, when Austrian soldiers were attacked by the population on the Reeperbahn, during the dockworkers strike in 1896 or on 19. April 1919, when, in solidarity with the Munich Soviet Republic, various police stations were assaulted and looting by the starving population. Until 1933, St. Pauli was one of the strongholds of the KPD ; in the Reichstag election on March 5, 1933 , 35% (Hamburg as a whole: 39%) of the votes in St. Pauli went to the NSDAP , 24% (27%) to the SPD and 32% (18%) on the KPD. At the end of the Weimar Republic , there were repeated shootings between the Red Front Fighters Association and the SA .

Since the early 1980s, it was the squatting in particular that established the reputation of the resilient St. Pauli . The harbor road from 1981, later houses on Pinnasberg / Heidritterstraße, the hunters passage in the Wohlwillstraße that Bach Terrace (one of three Rebienschen terraces ) Schanzenstraße ( "Schanze 41") or the llama houses (Laeiszstraße / Market Street) in Karolinenviertel. The Rote Flora cultural center in the Schanzenviertel , which has been occupied since 1989 , is also seen in this continuity, even if, strictly speaking, it is already on the border with Altona and was administered from the local district. In 2002, the so-called Bambule riots occurred in Schanzenviertel (now the Sternschanze district), Karolinenviertel and the rest of St. Pauli for weeks after the then new bourgeois Senate made up of CDU, FDP and Schillpartei cleared a trailer site of the same name . Many residents and retailers expressed their solidarity with the demonstrators.

For citizenship elections , St. Pauli belongs to the Hamburg-Mitte electoral district , in which the voter turnout in 2015 was 44.6% (Hamburg-wide: 56.5%). The rejection of the ruling politics by the St. Paulians can be seen most specifically in the election results. In the 2015 general election, the Left received 28.9% (8.5% across Hamburg), the SPD 26.4% (45.6%), the Greens 24.6% (12.3%), the CDU 4, 1% (15.9%), the FDP 3.2% (7.4%) and the AfD 3% (6.1%).

The population on St. Pauli today consists of immigrant families who traditionally live here (sometimes for several generations), students, pensioners, welfare recipients, self-employed, artists and intellectuals. Since the mid / late 1990s, the district has been viewed as “chic” in some corners due to its location close to the city center and targeted restructuring measures. Rents rose by an average of 20 percent in 2005 alone. Due to the increased demand, rent increases for new rentals, so that the population composition changes. A significant part of the housing stock is managed by the city-owned housing company SAGA .

Results of the Hamburg state election since 1966

Result of the citizenship election 2020 in St. Pauli
Gains and losses
compared to 2015
 % p
Citizenship election Green 2) Left 1) SPD CDU AfD FDP Rest
2020 35.3% 29.1% 19.1% 03.0% 02.4% 02.0% 09.1%
2015 24.6% 28.9% 26.4% 04.1% 03.0% 03.2% 09.8%
2011 21.5% 20.1% 37.4% 05.8% - 01.9% 13.3% 3)
2008 21.0% 15.0% 41.2% 15.3% - 03.3% 04.2%
2004 39.4% - 28.8% 18.3% - 01.3% 12.2% 4)
2001 27.6% 01.2% 35.2% 10.0% - 01.9% 24.1% 5)
1997 35.9% 03.7% 27.7% 12.7% - 01.5% 18.5% 6)
1993 34.5% - 33.8% 09.6% - 01.5% 20.6% 7)
1991 24.2% 02.7% 42.5% 17.9% - 01.7% 11.0% 8)
1987 26.0% - 45.1% 25.2% - 02.0% 01.7%
1986 29.2% - 39.9% 26.3% - 02.4% 02.2%
Dec 1982 15.7% - 56.7% 24.9% - 01.3% 01.4%
June 1982 14.9% - 48.7% 30.6% - 02.6% 03.2%
1978 07.7% - 60.9% 24.2% - 02.8% 04.4%
1974 - - 57.4% 29.0% - 07.3% 06.3%
1970 - - 68.0% 21.6% - 03.5% 06.9%
1966 - - 72.5% 19.4% - 04.3% 03.8%
1)1991 and 1997 as PDS / Linke Liste, 2001 as PDS.
2)1978 as a colorful list - defend yourself , 1982–2011 as GRÜNE / GAL
3)Including 6.7% for the Pirate Party .
4)Including 6.9% for the rainbow .
5)Including 11.3% for the rainbow and 11.0% for the Schill party .
6)Including 5.3% for the DVU and 5.3% for the APPD .
7)Including 6.2% for the Republicans and 5.0% for the Left Alternative .
8th)Including 7.1% for the alternative list .


In many cases, “St. Pauli "as a synonym for the neighborhood on the Reeperbahn needed
Gruenspan discotheque
Erotic Art Museum
Club de Sade , one of the oldest SM clubs


Although St. Pauli is an important residential area in Hamburg, the district is best known for its entertainment and red light district , the area in the south of the district, which is also known as the Kiez . However, this only includes an officially determined sub-area in which there is no curfew for restaurants . This applies to the Reeperbahn , Spielbudenplatz and other parallel and side streets such as Herbertstraße and Große Freiheit . Since the curfew does not apply on weekends and its start has been postponed to 5 a.m. throughout Hamburg, it hardly plays a role today. In fact, there are mostly petty-bourgeois residential streets or working-class areas on St. Pauli. The district is also very popular with students and artists because of its central location and the extremely diverse and tolerant milieu . On St. Pauli there are still some social classes that live almost parallel to one another and only occasionally touch. However, a displacement has been observed here for years due to the problem of rapidly increasing apartment rents.

In addition to the events, major events and folk festivals that take place here, criminal incidents repeatedly caused reports in the press: gang wars between pimps (such as the contract killings by Werner Pinzner ), rip-offs from restaurants or prostitutes, the murderer Fritz Honka and - especially since the mid-2000s -Years - physical injuries by aggressive violent criminals. In many places, instead of the traditional corner pubs, numerous bars and clubs have sprung up in the residential areas, but Hamburg's nightlife is still and increasingly concentrated on St. Pauli.



Art and music

As an entertainment district, St. Pauli is home to a large number of music clubs, pubs and discos of various styles and quality, which are a destination for hamburgers and tourists every weekend. According to the weekly newspaper Die Zeit , St. Pauli and the immediate vicinity around the Karoviertel have the highest density of record stores with a vinyl focus in Germany.

Even the swing youth practiced cultural resistance against National Socialism here .

Many (music) trends came from England and other countries via St. Pauli to the Federal Republic (see also Star-Club , Punk , The Beatles ). The port also served as a gateway and hub for new ideas and cultural currents.

There are several small art galleries on St. Pauli, some of which are run by artists themselves.

The La Paloma pub on Hans-Albers-Platz was run by the painter Jörg Immendorff . The statue representing Hans Albers on the square was also designed by Immendorff.


Statue on the Hans-Albers-Platz

On St. Pauli you can find culinary delights from all parts of the world, from sausage stalls to star cuisine, including the Cuneo, which opened in 1905, as the oldest Italian restaurant in the Hanseatic city. The Bavaria-St. Pauli-Brauerei (main brand Astra , sold to Holsten in 1998 ) produced its beer in St. Pauli for a long time. In 2004 the brewery located there was demolished. The Astra beer is now brewed in the Holsten brewery, which in turn has been part of the Carlsberg brewery since 2004 . The former site on Bernhard-Nocht-Straße was built on with a residential complex and three high-rise buildings ( harbor crown ). Since the end of 2018, the Astra brand has again been represented in the St. Pauli district with a microbrewery at Nobistor .


Personalities who are connected to the neighborhood on St. Pauli:

Karo and Schanzenviertel

The area of ​​the Karolinenviertel is clearly separated from the rest of the district by the Heiligengeistfeld. With the abandonment of the slaughterhouse site  - today only the meat wholesale market is located there - it is more likely to merge with the neighboring Schanzenviertel (Sternschanze district). The Karo district in particular, with its many graffiti and street art works, is a focal point for those interested.

St. Pauli-South

In the Pinnasberg / Hein-Köllisch-Platz area, a small area of ​​St. Pauli was assigned to the Altona old town (1938), so that the Great Freedom , which is typical for Altona (and not for the Hamburg area), has been in St. Pauli since then St. Pauli Church is now in Altona.

On Pinnasberg, which is also Altona today, there is an imaginative park, the Antonipark , which was won and designed jointly by citizens and artists ( park fiction project).

Regular events

Hamburger Schlagermove 2015 on Helgoländer Allee
View from the Ferris wheel of Hamburg Cathedral

The Hamburg Cathedral , a fair, takes place three times a year on the Heiligengeistfeld for a period of four weeks each time. Every May the port birthday is celebrated, also a big folk festival. The annual Schlagermove , a parade modeled on the Love Parade but with German pop music, usually takes place via Spielbudenplatz and Reeperbahn. In 2018 and 2019 efforts were made to find an alternative route for this major event to relieve the local residents, but this was unsuccessful. The Harley Days and the Eurovision Song Contest also take place annually . Since 2006, the Reeperbahn Festival has been held every September on the Reeperbahn .

Also worth mentioning are the fish market held every Sunday and the home games of FC St. Pauli .


Junction Detlev-Bremer-Straße and Seilerstraße with residential buildings and restaurants, August 2012
Panorama over St. Pauli (September 2004)

Until the 1990s, St. Pauli was one of the poorest districts in Europe. Due to the de-industrialization of the district and the resulting relocation of companies such as MontBlanc , Hermann Laue and Bavaria-St. Pauli Brewery , the commercial structure has changed significantly: Today, the economic situation is shaped by many companies in the gastronomic, craft and artistic sectors, with the entertainment industry still being the most important factor. St. Pauli is Hamburg's most important entertainment and tourism location. Due to its location close to the city center, the good infrastructure and the wide range of restaurants and music clubs, St. Pauli has become a popular residential area and the housing market is characterized by rapidly rising rents. There are still the normal streets to the left and right of the Reeperbahn, where the neighbors know each other personally, but the cutthroat competition is pushing less affluent tenants out of the district. The redevelopment policy of the city and the rental practice of the city housing companies promote this process. The English newspaper The Guardian ranked St. Pauli as one of the five most livable places in the world on January 20, 2012.


  • The St. Pauli Landungsbrücken are a long row of floating jetties or "pontoons" connected lengthways with a large Art Nouveau-style reception and administration building on the bank, to which a wide pedestrian bridge leads from each pontoon. The bridges or pontoons are numbered one after the other for better orientation. It is the largest facility of its kind in Germany. From here port ferries, tour ships, port launches, passenger ships in the Unterel service and motor catamarans to Stade and Helgoland depart . Various restaurants, snack shops and souvenir shops are located on the pontoons as well as in the entrance building on the land side, in addition to the ticket sales points.
Davidwache in Hamburg
The former Israelite hospital
  • The Davidwache is perhaps Germany's most famous police station. The brick building was planned by Fritz Schumacher and completed in 1914.
  • The old Elbe tunnel from 1911 consists of two tiled inside tunnels with a pair of lifts at each end, in which motor vehicles and smaller vehicles as well as people are brought to the tunnel floor or back to the road surface. There is a temple-like entrance building on the landing stage. This technical monument is still in operation today.
  • The baroque St. Josephs Church (1721) on the Große Freiheit was built as a new building behind the preserved facade after severe war damage and was re-baroque in recent years.
  • The Church of Peace , built in brick Romanesque style between 1893 and 1895, is one of several churches in Hamburg designed by Johannes Otzen . The Otzenstrasse that runs past it was named after him.
  • The former Protestant Gnadenkirche in front of the Holstentor (today Tschaikowskyplatz) became the Russian Orthodox Church of St. John of Kronstadt in Hamburg in 2007
  • The Israelite Hospital was donated by Salomon Heine in memory of his wife and built from 1841 to 1843; the architect was Hinrich Klees-Wülbern. It was operated in the original rooms until 1939, but was badly damaged in the Second World War. After the reconstruction, the building housed the school medical service. There was also a pediatrician who did not have a license and who had worked as a medic during the war. A new building took place in Alsterdorf in the post-war period . In 2000, the St. Pauli local authority moved into these rooms.
  • The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine , the largest institute for tropical medicine in Germany, is located on the Elbe .
  • In addition, the German Weather Service (formerly the Maritime Weather Office ) and the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency are housed in the old navigation school.
  • Above the piers is also a seamen's home and former -Hospital 1863 Sailor's House today that through a tower and extensions Hotel Hafen Hamburg hosts.
  • The harbor hospital behind it is now partially used as the St. Pauli health center.
  • After operations ceased in 2003, three high-rise buildings, such as the Empire Riverside Hotel, were built on the Bavaria St. Pauli brewery site
  • Little is known that Hamburg's highest hotel ( Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg ) and also the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) are still located in a branch of the district.
  • The Hamburg exhibition halls and the tallest building, the Heinrich Hertz television tower, are not always associated with the district.


The Antonipark on the Elbe high bank

Part of the parks of Planten un Blomen (west of Marseiller Strasse) are in the district. It is the part on the site of the former zoological garden and the Dammtor cemetery which was prepared for the Low German Garden Show in 1935 and, after several international horticultural exhibitions, today gave its name to the entire complex that lines the west side of the district up to the Millerntor. The Alte Elbpark , a smaller part of which is still in the district, is also located between Millerntor and Landungsbrücken . On the southern edge of the district on the high bank of the Elbe is the Antonipark , an imaginative park that was fought for and designed jointly by citizens and artists ( park fiction project).


Entrance of the
St. Pauli underground station

The district is served by numerous local public transport lines in the Hamburg Transport Association (HVV). In addition to the HADAG ferries that leave the Landungsbrücken, there are several bus routes that serve the numerous stops. Some of these lines also operate at night, like the rail lines on weekends.

The lines S1, S2, S3 of the S-Bahn Hamburg go via the City-S-Bahn tunnel to the Reeperbahn station and the Landungsbrücken station (just behind the city limits) , which can also be reached by the U3 ring line of the elevated railway ( U- Bahn Hamburg ) and crosses the district with the stations St. Pauli and Feldstrasse . The U2 line stops at the Messehallen underground station ( Messehallen exit is still in the district) and to the north of the district are the Sternschanze underground and S-Bahn station and the Dammtor long-distance train station .


The footballers of FC St. Pauli have their home stadium next to the Heiligengeistfeld .

The indoor swimming pool St. Pauli of the Bäderland Hamburg is located near the Millerntor Stadium .


One of the three locations of the “ District School at the Harbor ” (formerly “All-Day School St. Pauli”) is located on Friedrichstrasse , a general secondary school ( district school ) at which qualifications can be obtained up to the Abitur. On the second educational path , this is also possible at the “ State Evening School in front of the Holstentor ”.

At the beginning of the 2015/2016 school year, Hamburg's largest vocational school, the “Vocational School for Banks, Insurance and Law with Vocational High School St. Pauli” (BS 11), opened in Budapester Strasse . It emerged from a merger of the St. Pauli Business School , the State Business School with Weidenstieg Business School and the State Business School with Kieler Strasse Business School. In addition to its function as a vocational school , it also enables, among other things, the acquisition of the technical college entrance qualification in connection with dual vocational training and the Abitur at the vocational high school.

The “Staatliche Gewerbeschule Werft und Hafen” (G 7) in Wohlwillstrasse, founded in 1870, is a school partner for various dual training professions such as warehouse logistics and port skipper . The vocational school for forwarding, logistics & traffic (H 14) on Holstenwall also enables training in the field of traffic and logistics.

Associations and initiatives (selection)

See also


  • Burkhard Bortz: Not a day is without danger. Davidwache, police work in the neighborhood . Viebranz Verlag, 2001, ISBN 3-921595-27-4 .
  • Helene Manos: Sankt Pauli. Social situations and questions in the Sankt Pauli district . Hamburg 1989.
  • Rene Martens, Günter Zint: St. Pauli - Kiez, cult, everyday life . European Publishing House, 2000, ISBN 3-434-52566-1 .
  • Günter Zint , Günter Handlögten, Inge Kramer: The white dove flew away forever. A St. Pauli picture book . Rowohlt, Reinbek 1984, ISBN 3-499-15292-4 .
  • Lars Amenda: Foreign - Harbor - City. Chinese migration and its perception in Hamburg 1897–1972 . Hamburg 2006, ISBN 978-3-937904-36-8 .
  • Monika Ampferl: Elise Müller (1882–1967). From Grabow iM to the suburb of St. Pauli . Verlag Haag + Herchen, Hanau 2014, ISBN 978-3-89846-732-2 .


  • Mau Mau . Director: Uwe Schrader , 1992.
  • Empire St. Pauli - of pearl necklaces and references. A documentary by Irene Bude and Olaf Sobczak. GWA St. Pauli e. V., 2009.
  • St. Pauli - melancholy. The amusement district is being renovated. Documentary by Monika Schlecht, camera Herbert Irek. Third program NDR from January 30, 1972.
  • Christmas Eve in St. Pauli , documentary by Klaus Wildenhahn 1967/68, camera: Hans-Joachim Theuerkauf , 50 minutes.
  • Some had crocodiles , documentary by Christian Hornung (2016)

Web links

Commons : Hamburg-St. Pauli  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

References and comments

  1. ^ Daniel Tilgner (ed.): Hamburg from Altona to Zollenspieker. The Haspa manual for all districts of the Hanseatic city. Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 2002, ISBN 3-455-11333-8 .
  2. Statistics Office North: Street and area index (PDF)
  3. ^ District map of St. Pauli
  4. North Statistics Office: Map of the Sternschanze district (PDF; 622 kB)
  5. ^ The district series: St. Pauli, Name & Geschichte. In: Hamburger Abendblatt, May 5, 2012 (paid article)
  6. ^ Hermann Hipp: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg , p. 222
  7. Käthe Molsen: H. Köser fish export-fish import-fish dispatch 1862-1962 (Hamburger Wirtschaftschronik 1965 - research and reports from the Hanseatic habitat) . Ed .: Economic history research center in Hamburg. tape 2 , no. 4 . Hamburg 1962, p. 335 .
  8. St. Pauli - Hamburgs Kultviertel , NDR, accessed on April 29, 2019
  9. geht-den-Bach- runter.html
  10. ↑ Quota of minors in the Hamburg districts in 2017
  11. Proportion of 65-year-olds and older in the Hamburg districts in 2017
  12. ↑ Proportion of foreigners in the Hamburg districts in 2017
  13. Unemployment rate in the Hamburg districts in 2017
  14. Statistical Office for Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein (ed.): Hamburg District Profile 2016 (=  NORD.regional . Volume 19 ). 2018, ISSN  1863-9518 ( [PDF; 6.6 MB ; accessed on February 12, 2018]).
  15. In the shadow of big money. Living on St. Pauli . St. Pauli Archive, Hamburg 1990, p. 17
  16. Harry's Hamburg Harbor Bazaar & Museum. Retrieved April 29, 2019 .
  17. Ulrich Gaßdorf: Hamburg cult brand Astra opens brewery in the neighborhood. In: Hamburger Abendblatt . November 8, 2018, accessed December 31, 2018 .
  18. Mitte wants to get rid of Schlagermove - Wandsbek wants it In: Hamburger Abendblatt from January 7, 2019
  19. ^ The Guardian on St. Pauli
  20. ^ The seaman's house in Hamburg . In: The Gazebo . Issue 19, 1863, pp. 292-295 ( full text [ Wikisource ]).
  21. Ordinance on measures within the framework of school organization at the beginning of the 2015/2016 school year of July 22, 2015, accessed on June 3, 2016.
  22. Dual training professions, accessed on June 3, 2016.
  23. ^ Empire St. Pauli, official film website. Retrieved April 29, 2019 .
  24. Some had crocodiles. Christian Hornung, 2016, accessed on April 29, 2019 (official film website).