Spielbudenplatz (Playing Booths Square), Hamburg

Spielbudenplatz (Playing Booths Square), Hamburg

Playing Booths Square has been home to artists and merriment seekers since artists and jugglers made it their home 200 years ago. In the late 1800s, showmen put on puppet shows and cabaret shows. If showmen were successful in the Playing Booths Square, they would be permitted to rent buildings in the area.

Playing Booths Square is now home to markets, festivals, and events. It is home to the fabulous St. Pauli Night Market, held every Wednesday night. Visitors can try different street food and eat at Hamburg's longest outdoor table. Locals and visitors can shop for market goods, including fresh fish. This is a great place to meet old friends or make new ones.

During the winter season, visitors can enjoy the winter deck. This covered deck with a fireplace gives visitors the chance to relax in a welcoming, warming atmosphere.

Beverages are available, and the team is constantly creating new drinks to satisfy everyone's winter cravings. Try their mulled apple wine while sitting by the fireplace and watching the overhead pine trees. This is a winter wonderland retreat in the heart of the city.

Another winter delight is the Santa Pauli, known as Hamburg's hottest Christmas market. Live music plays on the show stage, and Christmas traditions are combined with red-light district flair. Hot angels entertain in the Santa Pauli strip tent.

Numerous other events and festivals are held throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy the Food Truck Festival, the Quarter Mile Design Market, and the St. Pauli winegrowers festival.

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Sight Name: Spielbudenplatz (Playing Booths Square)
Sight Location: Hamburg, Germany (See walking tours in Hamburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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