Was ist das?
during your stay in Bremen, I am quite sure that someone talked about Hamburg and the Reeperbahn.
This famous street in Hamburg is in St. Pauli, our red light district (with bars, nightclubs and all that stuff...you know that ;).
The origin of this name, however, is from the old german language and still is used in the local dialect "Platt-Deutsch" : "Reep" means rope or cable. The reeperbahn is the place where the devices for drilling the ropes are installed, and for the marine ropes in Hamburg they needed a lot of space to produce the required lengths. In former times the workshops for this handicraft have been at this place still called Reeperbahn.
The picture above i took in a little village east of Hamburg, during a local farmers market. The poeple on this device demonstrated the manufacturing of a rope, and the designation "Reeperbahn" on the wooden sign made me smile, because I immediately thougt of the Reeperbahn in Hamburg (red light ;)
Best regards from St. Pauli to Itaewon
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Photo taken in Rögnitz, Germany
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