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3. Underground System Of Zeitz
Germany: Sachsen-Anhalt: Zeitz
Portugal: Norte: Grande Porto
Ireland: Leinster: County Dublin
Spain: Castilla y León: Salamanca (Province)
8. Cinque Terre
10. Haida Gwaii
Canada: British Columbia
Australia: New South Wales
12. Atacama Desert
Well, there are many rumors about this place. It’s a fact that this is a street entirely dedicated to prostitution and that there are barricades at both ends with signs saying that minors and women are prohibited. Yet I still haven’t found out if they have the right to ban them. Some say the whole street is privately owned, so they can ban whomever. Some say it’s not actually forbidden, but police strongly recommend women to stay away from the street, because the “sex workers” can become pretty aggressive when seeing non-costumers in their working place (throwing eggs, water-filled condoms and stuff).
Being a girl, I haven’t taken the risk of entering this street, I just had to say so to be able to write this entry.
The “Große Freiheit” is a street off Reeperbahn with an interesting name and history. “Große Freiheit” means “great freedom”. This name dates back to the 17th century, when merchants and religious communities there indeed had an amount of freedom that was unusual for that time. Later the street became infamous for its night clubs. In 1960, the owner of the then established club “Indra” in Große Freiheit 64 decided to invite a then unknown English band called “The Beatles” to have their first real gigs there. It turned out to be a very good decision…
Today, Great Freedom is a one-way street with parking prohibition.