The Conductor of the Band at the Zillertal Beer Hall, Hamburg, Germany, ca. 1960s

A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo for the theme of booze and music.

"Hamburg-St. Pauli. Zillertal bleibt Zillertal." ("Zillertal remains the Zillertal.")

Partially visible on the wall in the background: "Schaug das'd in Schwung kimmst!" (According to one source, this translates as "I see you come to life" in the Bavarian dialect).

This is a souvenir real photo postcard from the Zillertal, a Bavarian-style beer hall that was located in the notorious Reeperbahn area in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Germany. The man wearing a suit and holding a baton is a tourist pretending to be the conductor of the house band, whose lederhosen-clad members are surrounding him. Other souvenir photos typically show the band with groups of tourists holding mugs of beer.

See the Zillertal, Hamburg section of the Reardon Smith Ships site for photos of the exterior and interior of the Zillertal along with two more souvenir pictures.
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RicksPics said:

Looks like a fun crowd. Hamburg was a hotbed of spies and counter-spies in those days. Perhaps the "tourist" is a secret agent. :)
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