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5 dos and don'ts in Hamburg's red light district

Oozing with life and culture, the Reeperbahn is Hamburg's "Kiez" and red light district, but that doesn't mean anything goes. Is it safe? The police station in the center says so, but you should still abide by a few rules to avoid spoiling a good time!

Don't be an easy target for pickpockets

Don't be an easy target for pickpockets

Despite the police presence, skilled pickpockets are still a problem. Keep your cash and wallet separate and leave valuables at the hotel!

Do see a show

Do see a show

The Reeperbahn's music scene has been growing steadily since the Beatles played here when they were still a 5-piece! The Reeperbahn music festival takes place every September.

Don't get too drunk

Don't get too drunk

The Reeperbahn has some of the liveliest clubs and bars in Hamburg. Enjoy them, but don't be stupid. Neither the bouncers nor the police suffer fools gladly!

Do book a hotel somewhere else

Do book a hotel somewhere else

...Unless you're a very heavy sleeper (it's loud!) or don't plan on seeing much else in Hamburg. If the Reeperbahn isn't too much for you, it may well be too absorbing!

Don't take the kids

Don't take the kids

Obvious, right? But it's worth taking the opportunity to mention that most of Hamburg is extremely family-friendly with plenty to entertain children!

Our insider tips

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!

What people are saying about Reeperbahn

Great Tour! Perfect start for the night out

What a great evening! Great stories and a funny Guide. Perfect before exploring the “Reeperbahn” on our own. Thank you for the recommendations, we really had a good time! Greetings!

Great night in the craziest party venue in Germany

I have done this pub crawl twice. The shots are very simple, expect to pay for your own drinks. But the night gets great as you travel from bar to bar with the same group of people that will be your friends by the end of the night! The bar selection is also very good.

Hamburg Pub Crawl: 5 Bars, 1 Shot per Bar Reviewed by Anonymous, 04/27/2018

Lively historical guided tour with erotic elements

Lively guide who was able to convey the history of St. Pauli in an amusing manner. Smaller details of present-day information were added. No entrance to any erotic shows. It is worthwhile to book this tour.

St. Pauli Highlights Tour (18 and up) Reviewed by Anonymous, 01/31/2018

Lots of fun & knowledge from someone who was there!

Lots of fun & knowledge in a safe environment from someone who was there! I expected there to be a big group but I was the only one so fantastic that tour still goes ahead. The early time of 5pm ensures area is pretty calm & I bravely had a drink in one of the bars before the tour. Peter was very knowledgeable, but so am I so I wasn't at all disappointed in his presentation, though his accent was a little hard to understand at times. We were able to go to all the key spots undisturbed and he pointed some out some that I didn't know about & was able to get good pics. He had some postcards of some interesting shots which he wanted to flog to me for 20e, but I didn't need them, I have my own, but could be nice for some other fans. The tour was just an hour instead of 1 1/2 but I saw everything I wanted & more. The 'Beatlesplatz' I had seen on my own, but he pointed out things I hadn't noticed myself. Well worth the money!! Thanks all, lots of people in Ireland will be very jealous!

Beatles Tour Hamburg Reviewed by Carol, 07/05/2017

excellent crowd. good deals. fun and lively.

was my first pub crawl ever and totally worth it. highly recommended to everyone whether alone or in a group.

Hamburg Pub Crawl: 5 Bars, 1 Shot per Bar Reviewed by Meera, 06/05/2017

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