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  • Sex and Crime in St. Pauli - tour for ages 18+

    1. Sex and Crime in St. Pauli - tour for ages 18+

    Discover Hamburg’s wild side on this sex and crime tour in the St. Pauli district. Hear interesting anecdotes and details about the lives and loves of the red light district as you visit its legendary spots.

    On your tour visit the “Zur Ritze” bar and learn how it got its name. Head down to the boxing club in the basement, where Mike Tyson and the Klitschko brothers trained. Find out where the famous local boxer disappeared to and why so many celebrities come to this rustic bar.

    Head to the “Olivias Wilde Jungs Stripclub,” a different type of strip club, since men are only allowed in if they dance. See how women can walk down Herbertstrasse, and learn about the Nutella gang and its rivals, the GMBH gang.

    Discover who controls St. Pauli, who was the godfather in the neighborhood, and how the legal system works here. Find out if Jack the Rippe...

    It was an excellent tour, very exciting and lots of interesting stories and information. Linda is an excellent guide and very friendly!

  • St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour by Drag Queen or Local Celebrity with Drink

    2. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour by Drag Queen or Local Celebrity with Drink

    Discover Hamburg's iconic district of St. Pauli with a local drag queen guide. Your insightful guide will share their own unique experiences and stories about the St. Pauli district as they take you on a journey across the Reeperbahn. Find out what life was like in Hamburg’s most famous district, how it has changed, and how fascinating it is today. Hear how Germany’s most famous and colorful drag queen Olivia Jones speaks up for respect, diversity, and tolerance. Enjoy the witty remarks, quirky anecdotes, as well as a cheeky drink. This tour combines the perfect mix of information, entertainment, stops, and sights. You’ll no doubt be ready for a night out in St. Pauli once your tour ends.

  • St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Bars & Red Light District Walking Tour with Drink

    3. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Bars & Red Light District Walking Tour with Drink

    Explore Hamburg's St. Pauli neighborhood and experience the famous Reeperbahn street and entertainment district. Listen to adult tales of sex and crime as you visit numerous pubs, theaters, and sex shops. Walk past the famous boxing and erotic bar “Zur Ritze” where Mike Tyson and the Klitschko brothers trained. You’ll also pass by the most famous side street of the Reeperbahn: the Große Freiheit. Listen to stories about the nightlife scene in the city and the famous strip clubs including the "Dollhouse" play. Learn about life in this special Kiez and its rules. Your guide will tell you both dark and funny anecdotes as you walk around, providing you with additional context and background information that you wouldn’t otherwise know. To make the tour even more special, take the opportunity to enjoy a drink with your group and guide.

  • Hamburg: Night Watchman's Tour of St. Pauli in German

    4. Hamburg: Night Watchman's Tour of St. Pauli in German

    Enjoy a unique city tour with the traditional night watchmen around the largest entertainment and red-light district in Europe. Your German-language guide will meet you at the Landungsbrücken and showcase all that St. Pauli has to offer. Your guide will take on the role and uniform of the original St. Pauli night watchman, who represents the notorious district of Hamburg. He will discover the Große Freiheit ("The Great Freedom”) with you. Satisfy your curiosity and learn all of the local secrets. Hear about what it's like inside the Davidwache Police Department, how the rope-making industry carved out the path the Reeperbahn, Joe Cocker's incident, the mysterious Herbertstraße, and legendary stories involving Paul McCartney.

    Wir wurden von Paul herumgeführt. Er zeigte uns die interessanten Orte und reicherte das ganze mit Hintergrundinformationen an. Insgesamt sehr empfehlenswerte Tour. Bedingt durch Corona hatte es weniger Teilnehmer und auf individuelle Fragen konnte mehr Zeit verwendet werden. Very good tour. I did enjoy it very much. Highly reccomended.

  • Reeperbahn: 2.5 hour Crime, Sex workers & St Pauli Tour

    5. Reeperbahn: 2.5 hour Crime, Sex workers & St Pauli Tour

    Experience a premium tour of Hamburg's infamous Reeperbahn. Learn more about the past and present of the red light district, immerse yourself in the depths of St. Pauli and enjoy an exclusive drink in the middle of the district. On this tour, experience this exciting setting up close and, for the guys, enjoy an exclusive visit to the famous Herbertstraße. Try a local favorite drink, then continue on your discovery tour of St. Pauli. See it all - the Davidwache, red light district, Herbertstraße and Große Freiheit. Learn all about the clubs along the Reeperbahn like the former StarClub and the famous Ritze with its boxing gym.

    Spannende Führung mit vielen Insights der Reeperbahn. Wir hatten mit Ulf einen sehr kompetenten und humorvollen Guide, der die Tour sehr kurzweilig machte.

  • Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks

    6. Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks

    Discover the fascination between waxworks and reality at the Panoptikum in Hamburg – the oldest waxworks in Germany. Experience the fascinating world of wax, merging reality with fantasy, across 700 square meters. Meet more than 120 personalities from history, art, and politics as well as celebrities and superstars – all lifelike and closely replicated as wax figures. Whether Michael Schumacher, Queen Elizabeth II, Vitali Klitschko, Karl Lagerfeld, or Helmut Schmidt – they're all waiting for you! You can also discover the giant woman Mariedl with a height of 2.27 meters as well as a man with 3 eyes and other extraordinary people. A scary corner and a medical-anatomical cabinet complete the exhibition.

    it's not Mme Tussaud but it's ok. Good value for money. Many German characters not so well known to the rest of us foreigners.

  • Hamburg: Insider Tour of the Reeperbahn & St. Pauli

    7. Hamburg: Insider Tour of the Reeperbahn & St. Pauli

    Discover Hamburg's famous red-light district with celebrities and real Reeperbahn experts like Udo Lindenberg’s legendary bodyguard; Eddy Kante, a sexy Burlesque dancer; Eve Champagne, an iconic barker; Fabian Zahrt; or colorful drag queens like Barbie Stupid and Lee Jackson. Experience Germany's most popular neighborhood tour, featuring the perfect mix of information, entertainment, sinful stops and sights, and a crazy sightseeing show. Pass by the world-famous Herbertstraße and the Davidwache police station before visiting a BDSM dungeon or a sex shop. Enjoy mid-tour refreshments and a shot of liquor to wrap things up. You’ll be perfectly prepared for a night out in St. Pauli. Either fly solo or continue partying with a €5 discount on admission to Olivias Show Club, Olivias Wilde Jungs, or The Bunny Burlesque St. Pauli.

  • Hamburg: In the Footsteps of Olivia Reeperbahn Tour

    8. Hamburg: In the Footsteps of Olivia Reeperbahn Tour

    Discover the famous St. Pauli, an indescribable neighborhood in Hamburg. It is unique and so special that you just have to experience it for yourself. You’ll find everything here from luxury apartments to Hamburg’s most affordable hotel. The area is home to the iconic sports club and its famous stadium: FC St. Pauli. It is also home to the most sinful mile in the world: the legendary Reeperbahn. You’ll also see the smallest police station in Europe: the Davidwache. On this tour, check out the highest cocktail bar in the area with the best views of the harbor. You’ll be a neighborhood expert in no time at all! Hans-Albers-Platz, the Spielbudenplatz, Herbertstrasse, the Zur Ritze and Silbersack bars, Beatles-Platz, the Star-Club, the Grosse Freiheit, the Davidwache, and the Olivia Jones Bar are other highlights on this exciting tour.

    Bernd war richtig gut. Bestens erklärt. Toller Rundgang. Jederzeit zu empfehlen.

  • Reeperbahn Walking Tour for Adults with Local Guide

    9. Reeperbahn Walking Tour for Adults with Local Guide

    Experience a tour of the most authentic places along the Reeperbahn in Hamburg’s St. Pauli district. Stroll through the side streets and backyards in the neighborhood and learn interesting information about the bustling and lucrative business of prostitution, both in the past and present day. Learn more about the structures and unwritten laws of the red light district as well as the controversial subject of prostitution and its legality. Discover the history of the Reeperbahn and the development of its clubs, bars, and restaurants. Experience an exciting, humorous, and informative tour of the red light district and get great tips on what to do in the neighborhood.

    Es war unser erster Abend in Hamburg. Unsere Führung würde von Jürgen durchgeführt. Er kennt sich super im Kiez aus und hat uns tolle Stories erzählt. Außerdem hat er sich viel Zeit für uns genommen. Natürlich würde ich die Tour wieder mit Jürgen buchen.

  • Hamburg: Reeperbahn 2.5-Hour Guided Tour (Adults Only)

    10. Hamburg: Reeperbahn 2.5-Hour Guided Tour (Adults Only)

    Discover why the Reeperbahn became the best known and most sinful mile in the world. Everyone parties here, enjoy a public or private guided tour of the 930-meter party mile called the Reeperbahn.

    See where Udo Lindenberg lived on the Reeperbahn, and where Hans Albers wanted to skip his check. Find the 2 ATMs in Germany with the highest turnover. Europe’s smallest police station, the Davidwache, is located on the Reeperbahn, where the Beatles stayed overnight.

    The most expensive and worst-equipped single room of St. Pauli is also located on this street. Head on to the infamous Herbertstrasse, where sex workers have worked since 1900.

    The most famous pub door always intrigues. Also pass by Beatles-Platz, the Große Freiheit, and the memorial stone of the Star-Club along the way. After the tour, you’ll...

    I got off at the wrong stop and was quite stranded. I called the office for help, and they were super helpful going as far as making the rest of the group wait a few minutes for me. The tour guide also knew his stuff and had a good sense of humour. It was a memorable and fun experience for all of us!

Planning Your Visit

  • Where is it?

    The Reeperbahn is a street in Hamburg's St. Pauli area between S-Bahn station Hamburg Reeperbahn and U-Bahn station St. Pauli. The whole district is famous for its nightlife on the north bank of the Norderelbe, where the Elbe river splits in two.

  • When to go?

    The Reeperbahn is worth seeing at least twice: by day as a bustling shopping street, and after dark as the beating pulse of Hamburg's nightlife!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    A visit to the district can be enjoyed at any time.
  • Is it expensive?
    There is no cost to visit the area.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide can certainly be insightful! Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Reeperbahn is located between S-Bahn station Hamburg Reeperbahn and U-Bahn station St. Pauli.
  • Additional information

    • Not recommended for children!

    • Be aware of your surroundings and do not compromise your safety!

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What people are saying about Reeperbahn

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16,848 reviews

We were too punctual, so we almost joined the wrong tour. After a bit of waiting, the tour guides came and we were split up. Our guide Flo was a young guy with a very cheeky snout, which he told us directly. We found his rough manner but extremely entertaining and he was able to interact so well with all participants and also take counterattacks. So, we had a great tour, which unfortunately took place completely in the rain, but where he made the best of it. Unfortunately, due to the corona ordinance, there was no bar visit with a drink, but there was an extra schnapps if required. Conclusion: Great tour with a great guide, highly recommended if you want to experience the typical Kiez flair.

The tour was a highlight of our trip to Hamburg! It was really cool to get to know so many places and also with the group it was really fun to listen, run and sing. Sometimes I would have liked to see some of the photos shown around better, even if I was standing on the edge. But it was mainly about the places themselves. I was impressed how Henning maneuvered the large group so confidently through the crowded corners in St. Pauli and kept everyone in view. Can only recommend the tour!

I got off at the wrong stop and was quite stranded. I called the office for help, and they were super helpful going as far as making the rest of the group wait a few minutes for me. The tour guide also knew his stuff and had a good sense of humour. It was a memorable and fun experience for all of us!

Very informative and interesting tour. Our guide Henning played the Beatles songs with a lot of enthusiasm and carried everyone away. Was a lot of fun.

Great guide, who told exciting and lively and also sang. Very authentic and contagious