The Hamburg district of St. Pauli may be best known for its raucous nightlife and popular soccer team, but it counts plenty more charms. Down by the harbor, you can watch container and cruise ships peacefully drift by the attractive and historic Landungsbrücken piers. In contrast, the buzzing Karolinenviertel attracts shoppers to its indie boutiques. Culture vultures can enjoy a show at St. Pauli Theatre, admire Hadi Teherani’s glass-and-steel Dancing Towers, or stroll the pleasant pathways of the Planten un Blomen Park. The neon-heavy Reeperbahn area, while still seedy in parts, now has an annual festival showcasing local and international live acts. And spots like the Idol bar, with its local craft beer selection and recycled interior, and the bunker club Übel & Gefärlich, show off the district’s trendier side.