Hamburg: alcohol-sale restrictions also come this weekend

The night-time out-of-home-sales ban on alcohol in Hamburg's most popular nightlife districts on the coming weekend are. The districts of Mitte, Altona and Eim

Hamburg: alcohol-sale restrictions also come this weekend

The night-time out-of-home-sales ban on alcohol in Hamburg's most popular nightlife districts on the coming weekend are. The districts of Mitte, Altona and Eimsbüttel have agreed together with the districts of competent authority, as the head of the district authority of Mitte, Falko Droßmann (SPD), on Monday the German press Agency said. Thus, violations of the Corona-rules to the Party Hotspots of the city are to be curbed.

However, the sale of alcohol in the public space in St. Pauli, the Schanzenviertel, as well as in Parts of Ottensen and Eimsbüttels will be prohibited only on Friday and Saturday between 20.00 and 6.00 am the following day. Last weekend, the ban was also on Sunday.

employees of the district offices had reviewed the sale restrictions, together with the police. "I'm glad that the Hamburg and Hamburg's mostly reasonable on the last weekend," said the district's Senator and Second mayor Katharina Fegebank (Green). "We must say that our Plan has worked," said Droßmann. Scenes such as the previous week, not celebrated, "where thousands of people in a very small space completely disinhibited by alcohol, which we had this weekend".

it had been a quiet Friday on Saturday alone St. Pauli again 20 000 people on the go. You have found again some violations. The Sunday was then lost, again very quiet. Therefore, we have decided to relax the measures. "We don't need the Sunday," said Droßmann. "On Monday we will get together again and decide whether it needs to be other measures, or even measures."

on the last weekend, a Change of the audience was observed. The clientele that comes already drunk for St. Pauli, in order to provide then with cheap alcohol, had less been said Droßmann. "My impression was that this experience of the tourists, we have experienced the weekend before, and the earlier, very rare on St. Paul have a look, this time were there."

St. Pauli have made last weekend's "fun," he said. "I spoke to the caterers. The people were celebrating, people were able to have fun, but without putting yourself and others in danger.“ Because you are not sure if this will stay permanently so, have you settled for a continuation of the restrictions.

On the little understanding he had found on the weekend at the kiosk operators. "Because, the say, of course: "I have here an economic damage. I can't sell cheap alcohol to party-goers.““ It is but to measures in accordance with the infection protection act, said Droßmann. "Alcohol in large quantities disinhibited people. And that is why we have taken this step and are convinced that it is the right step.“

dpa
Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 17:27

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