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Gay Nightlife, Hamburg

Germany's insider take:

Hamburg's history of tolerance makes it, unsurprisingly, something of a gay mecca. Nightlife is split largely between raucous St. Pauli and slightly quieter (though not much less sleazy) St. Georg, east of the central train station. Café Gnosa is a historic spot to pass the early evening hours (93 Lange Reihe, St. Georg; 49-40-243-034;; once things pick up, WunderBar is a sweatier affair, with frequent theme nights (14–18, Talstrasse, St. Pauli; 49-40-317-444-4; The Frauenkneipe, to the west of the port, is ladies-only, with a regular succession of DJs and dance nights (60 Stresemannstrasse, Altona; 49-40-436-377;

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