Remembering the Beatles' legacy in Hamburg's problematic tourism strategy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/317153
Title:
Remembering the Beatles' legacy in Hamburg's problematic tourism strategy
Authors:
Fremaux, S. (Stephanie); Fremaux, M. (Mark)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Arts. School of Arts and Media.
Citation:
Fremaux, S., Fremaux, M. (2013) 'Remembering the Beatles' legacy in Hamburg's problematic tourism strategy' Journal of Heritage Tourism; 8 (4):303
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Heritage Tourism
Issue Date:
May-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/317153
DOI:
10.1080/1743873X.2013.799172
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1743873X.2013.799172
Abstract:
Since the late 1980s/early 1990s, Liverpool has been synonymous with Beatles-related tourism, investing in museums, city walks, and redeveloping the Mathew Street Cavern Quarter. Another, perhaps lesser known, site of Beatles' tourism that has slowly immerged in recent years is the Reeperbahn area of Hamburg, Germany. While a number of cities with a strong musical heritage have developed tourism and urban regeneration around their musical past, primary research and photographic evidence gathered in Hamburg reveals that Hamburg is a city of conflicting identities. The city's leaders want Hamburg to compete as a cultural and financial site of tourism and investment on a global scale. However, by examining the mytholization of ‘the Beatles’ Hamburg’ at the Beatlemania Museum, and the lack of investment in the surrounding infrastructure, research shows that this act of selective memory is driven by economic and ideological agendas in Hamburg's overall urban regeneration plans. Arguably, the multi-billion euro HafenCity project is to be the new vision and focus of Hamburg's regenerated image. This article does not argue for a ‘Disneyfication’ of Hamburg's Reeperbahn area, but attempts to highlight the missed opportunities for the city to support and cultivate its music heritage and struggling artisan/independent scene.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1743-873X; 1747-6631
Rights:
Subject to 18 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 09/05/2014]

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dc.contributor.authorFremaux, S. (Stephanie)en
dc.contributor.authorFremaux, M. (Mark)en
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-19T14:57:15Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-19T14:57:15Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Heritage Tourism; 8 (4):303en
dc.identifier.issn1743-873X-
dc.identifier.issn1747-6631-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1743873X.2013.799172-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/317153-
dc.description.abstractSince the late 1980s/early 1990s, Liverpool has been synonymous with Beatles-related tourism, investing in museums, city walks, and redeveloping the Mathew Street Cavern Quarter. Another, perhaps lesser known, site of Beatles' tourism that has slowly immerged in recent years is the Reeperbahn area of Hamburg, Germany. While a number of cities with a strong musical heritage have developed tourism and urban regeneration around their musical past, primary research and photographic evidence gathered in Hamburg reveals that Hamburg is a city of conflicting identities. The city's leaders want Hamburg to compete as a cultural and financial site of tourism and investment on a global scale. However, by examining the mytholization of ‘the Beatles’ Hamburg’ at the Beatlemania Museum, and the lack of investment in the surrounding infrastructure, research shows that this act of selective memory is driven by economic and ideological agendas in Hamburg's overall urban regeneration plans. Arguably, the multi-billion euro HafenCity project is to be the new vision and focus of Hamburg's regenerated image. This article does not argue for a ‘Disneyfication’ of Hamburg's Reeperbahn area, but attempts to highlight the missed opportunities for the city to support and cultivate its music heritage and struggling artisan/independent scene.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1743873X.2013.799172en
dc.rightsSubject to 18 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 09/05/2014]en
dc.titleRemembering the Beatles' legacy in Hamburg's problematic tourism strategyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Arts. School of Arts and Media.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Heritage Tourismen
or.citation.harvardFremaux, S., Fremaux, M. (2013) 'Remembering the Beatles' legacy in Hamburg's problematic tourism strategy' Journal of Heritage Tourism; 8 (4):303-
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