Hamburg is a city of nearly two million people, so as you can imagine, the various districts all have distinct and varied personalities. If you really want to embrace Hamburg’s nightlife, consider renting a holiday apartment in Sankt Pauli, an area crammed full of bars, restaurants, clubs… and of course the infamous Reeperbahn. For a different view of the city, you might like to base yourself in Eimsbüttel, an upmarket area with hip bars and cool shops. Generally in Hamburg, proximity to the water pushes up the desirability of a neighbourhood. The borough of Altona and Ottensen is proof of this fact. This upscale neighbourhood has undergone a massive revival, with nineteenth-century factories and industrial plants being transformed into apartment blocks and social centres.