Hamburg is situated in the north of Germany and has a lot to offer of shopping and partying. We stayed in an area called George Town which turned out to be an area popular among the gay people. When exiting the hotel we saw a variety of sex shops and found it surprising that they where all more or less gay oriented. Hamburg also has the famous (or infamous) street Reeperbahn, which we almost found to be like downtown Las Vegas. Lots of strip bars, sex shops and live sex shows. Read more about Reperbahn at this site dedicated only to the Reperbahn area: http://www.reeperbahn.org.uk/ .