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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

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

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!!

Great value package. Well worth investing in.

Really pleased we booked this. The guides gave good information and the harbour tour was brilliant. It took about 90 minutes and it was on a paddle steamer - not some tiny barge. If you've only got a limited time in Hamburg, this option is a must.

Hamburg: Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour Reviewed by Lynne, 09/21/2015

Our City and Harbour tour of Hamburg was the best we have ever had.

We booked our city tour on line. It was a quarter of the on board cruise tour price. All the people we met were most helpful,, it was wonderful. We can thoroughly recommend it, and will most certainly do it again. We'll done 'Get Your Guide'.

Hamburg: Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour Reviewed by Anthony, 07/09/2015

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