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5 hotspots for a night out in St Pauli

Sometimes called Germany's answer to Amsterdam, St Pauli is located in the Hamburg-Mitte borough and contains the world-famous Reeperbahn, the city's red-light district. For a real taste of the nightlife, here are our top 5 places to go.

Reeperbahn

Reeperbahn

"The main street in the district for nightlife, sometimes described as 'the most sinful mile' in the city. You will not be disappointed by the bars and clubs along this stretch.
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King Calavera

King Calavera

One of the best bars on the Reeperbahn. With different DJs playing each night, it's a prime spot to stop for a drink.

Bierhaus Zillertalv

Bierhaus Zillertalv

On a side street from the Reeperbahn, you'll find the world's oldest tavern. With capacity for 1200 guests, come in and enjoy some Bavarian beer and live music. 

Grosse Freiheit no. 36

Grosse Freiheit no. 36

If you're more interested in clubbing, then make a stop at Grosse Freiheit no. 36. Definitely one of the top night spots on the Reeperbahn, you won't be dissapointed.

China Lounge

China Lounge

With a main dancefloor, one in the basement, one in the garden, and one in the penthouse you can't go wrong in this clubbing haven, no matter what your tastes.

Our insider tips

Hamburg Red-light district

Despite a rather shady past, the red-light district of St. Pauli is now very safe for locals and tourists alike. Here you can have the night of your life and party until the sun comes up.

How to get there

Hamburg has a wonderful public transpot infastructure, and at night, a special "Nachtbus" (night bus) service connects the outlying districts and the city center, so you'll never get stuck on the Reeperbahn!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    St. Pauli is always open!
  • Is it expensive?
    It's free to roam the streets, but make sure you save money for the bars and clubs!
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Check out some of the best-selling tours for something suited to your tastes!
  • How to get there
    St. Pauli is located on the west side of Hamburg and is easily reachable by public transportation.
  • Additional information

    • While the area is safer, please be aware of your surroundings and act responsibly.

What people are saying about St. Pauli

Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 16,230 reviews

A fantastic experience in the most famous district of Hamburg

We booked the English Tour and we ended up having a private tour for 2 people. The guide Katja rang half an hour before the tour to double check that we were coming and we were able to find the meeting point. Not something that other tour guide company do so often! Our guide Katja was excellent, very informative and ready to give more information when asked. She did a very interesting tour and also she was really discreet and not obvious at all in one contest where it would have been easy to do so. She knows everything about the place and being local she also will tell you the anecdotes about the city of Hamburg. Her English is perfect and I strongly recommend to ask for her for the Tour. The stop at the apartment on the main square is a nice plus given to the tour! A must do in Hamburg!!

Simply incredible. If you only get one day in Hamburg, do this tour!!

We ended up having a private tour since we were the only ones that booked that night, even though it was a Friday night. Our guide was incredible - she knew everything about everything and had knowledge and experience way more in depth than I ever expected coming into this, and she was absolutely hilarious to boot! She had recommendations for everything, never skipped a beat or a building of interest, and her stories she had of relevant previous experiences as a guide in this area were both incredibly informative beyond what you'd normally ever get to hear and incredibly interesting to listen to. Could not recommend this more. If you do only one tour in Hamburg, make it this one!!

Hamburg: Red Light District 2-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by

Great experience with exceptional guide!

Our group of 9 people took the St. Pauli tour at 23 o'clock on a Friday night. All of us were very excited, and I would definitely recommend. Our guide, Kai, was exceptional! He was truely a local and gave us an honest and very inspiring impression of the city. We ended up in an area full of bars perfect for continuing our night out. Thank you Kai, for a great experience!

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

Great guide, insider knowledge and amazing english skills

We had a wonderful and exciting tour of the Reeperbahn. It was a great mix of history, current conditions and also a little bit of the daily St. Pauli gossip. We had fun and enjoyed it. We can recommend the tour, especially for english speaking people. It is a great way to discover Hamburg and his famous red light district. Thank you and keep going! :)

A very good experience. A good way of seeing the city of Hamburg.

We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the hop-on hop-off bus in Hamburg and found that we could see much more of the city than we would have under our own steam. It also helped to have an English commentary and we found out quite of lot of information about Hamburg than we previously knew.

1-Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Hamburg Reviewed by