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

1. 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.

Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

2. Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

Experience Hamburg at sunrise on this exciting tour to the fish market. See the Elb Tunnel, ride on the harbor ferry, and explore this unique part of the port city. Start at the Reeperbahn as that area dies down from the night, cross over to the colorful Spielbudenplatz, and walk past Davidwache, a spot featured in various TV shows and movies. Proceed to the port and into the depths of the 100-year-old Elb Tunnel. Take a ride on the harbor ferry towards Finkenwerder, enjoying the fresh harbor air as you learn interesting facts about the Hamburg Harbor. Afterwards, walk along Großen Elbstraße, a street lined with gourmet restaurants as well as wholesale fish retailers. Stop at Schellfischposten, where the popular TV show “Inas Nacht” is filmed. Finally, wander the world-famous fish market. As your guide tells you interesting and entertaining stories about the Altona Fish Market, stroll through the alleyways and admire the fresh fish and other delicacies. Enjoy a coffee and typical Hamburg specialties with live music in the Fish Auction Hall, and get your Sunday off to a fun and relaxing start.

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

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

Discover Hamburg’s wild side on this sex and crime walking tour in the St. Pauli district. Hear interesting anecdotes and details from your guide 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 Ripper or someone similar was in Hamburg, and get entrance to a premier show club at the end of the guided tour.

Hamburg: In the Footsteps of Olivia Reeperbahn Tour

4. Hamburg: In the Footsteps of Olivia Reeperbahn Tour

Discover Hamburg's famous St. Pauli and tour the highlights on this guided walking tour. Visit infamous spots like the redlight district as well as interesting bars and attractions, including Spielbudenplatz and the Olivia Jones Bar. See the home of the FC St. Pauli and its world-famous stadium. Take a stroll along the most sinful mile in the world: the legendary Reeperbahn or Hamburg's redlight district. Admire local gems, including the smallest police station in Europe: the Davidwache. Step into the highest cocktail bar in the area and soak up the stunning views of the harbor. Visit famous plazas like Hans-Albers-Platz and Beatles-Platz and learn the history behind each turn with insightful commentary from your local guide.

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

5. 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 know all the highlights of the Reeperbahn.

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

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

Tour Hamburg's infamous Reeperbahn and learn 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. After a refreshing drink, continue to St. Pauli. See it all - the Davidwache, red light district, Herbertstraße and Große Freiheit. Learn all about the clubs along the Reeperbahn including the former StarClub and the famous Ritze with its boxing gym.

Hamburg: St. Pauli Highlights Guided Tour with Beer

7. Hamburg: St. Pauli Highlights Guided Tour with Beer

Explore the district of St. Pauli on a guided walking tour. Learn about local life, from the powerful gangs to the most infamous streets, including the Reeperbahn. Stop by the "Ritze" boxing gym for a drink. See the Davidwache police station, the boxer and pimp bar “Zur Ritze”, the Große Freiheit, Herbertstraße, and the award-winning "finest toilet in Germany." Find out where the dangers in St. Pauli lurk and where you can stay safe. Discover where the “Hamburger Berg” disappeared to and what happens on the Reeperbahn at half-past midnight. Enjoy a beer at the boxing gym. Learn how to get into the Davidwache police station and which gangs control Hamburg. See where the Beatles performed and partied, and get restaurant and going-out tips for the night. Discover interesting facts about prostitution and the peculiarities of the Reeperbahn.

Hamburg: St. Pauli Walking Tour

8. Hamburg: St. Pauli Walking Tour

In St. Pauli, different worlds collide: red lights meet posh hotels, alternative lifestyles meet party culture, punk music meets pop music, suburbanites meet Hamburgers, and tourists meet old St. Paulians. Explore Hamburg's notorious nightlife and Red Light District on this historical tour through St. Pauli. This neighborhood tour includes the fascinating 400-year history of St. Pauli as well as a look at present-day sociopolitical developments. Let your guide take you to the most-famous landmarks, which fuel the cliché of the world's most "sinful mile". See the main highlights such as the Große Freiheit, the Davidwache, the Hans-Albers-Platz, the Herbertstraße, and the Spielbudenplatz. Discover all the hidden gems that make up today's livable and lovable St. Pauli and grab a drink in a quaint neighborhood pub that is close to the heart of the local residents.

Sin & Sex: Guided Tour of Reeperbahn Street

9. Sin & Sex: Guided Tour of Reeperbahn Street

Discover Hamburg's infamous red light district by night. Walk down Davidstraße and the famous Herbertstraße to Hans-Albers-Platz, where live music emanates from the clubs and bars.  Pass the streetwalkers to the most famous side street of the Reeperbahn: the Große Freiheit. Walk past the famous strip clubs like the "Dollhouse" and "Susis Show Bar" to Große Freiheit 36, where the Beatles got their big break in 1962. Get insider information about the red light district. Listen to your guide as they tell you about the old gangs on St. Pauli. Learn what prostitution in St. Pauli is like. 

St. Pauli Ahoy - Nighttime Tour

10. St. Pauli Ahoy - Nighttime Tour

Experience this Hamburg neighborhood like never before with a nighttime tour through St. Pauli. The entertainment district is a singular combination of mischief, history, and a very peculiar zest for life. The times of the dirty vice district are long gone. On the Reeperbahn at half past one in the morning, one searches in vain for the seamen who once drank the night away there. Nonetheless, the "Hot Mile" is still sinning, and more fascinating than ever. On your 2.5-hour journey through the night, under the spell of the neon lights, you'll get to know and love the most cultish, darkest, and most sinful corners of the city! Shoot the breeze with your guide about sailors and pimps, party animals and floozies, and see the original and most unique joints in the city. Pass by guys and girls through the sea of lights and crowds of revelers, over Spielbuden and Hans-Albers-Platz, along Herbertstraße and Davidwache, through to the Großen Freiheit Bar, following in the footsteps of the Beatles. Along the way, take a break in Kiez Curry, where you can try a currywurst or a Lütten Kööm – whichever you prefer! Soak in the atmosphere at the Große Freiheit and see the coolest strip clubs, such as the famous Dollhouse, the best clubs, and the best of drag legend Olivia Jones's hotspots. After these 2.5 hours you'll know everything there is to know about how to continue your night on the Reeperbahn. You'll know local stories and anecdotes, and you'll definitely have fallen head over heels in love with St. Pauli!

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What people are saying about Herbertstraße

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16,175 reviews

This tour is definitely worth it! As a solo traveler I was a bit nervous as to what exactly to expect. Barbie and Lee led the group through their quarters with a lot of elegance, charm and wit. You can feel the love and passion for her job. We laughed a lot, but it wasn't embarrassing or vulgar for a moment. The accompanying bodyguard conveyed a feeling of security in a pleasant way.

We really enjoyed the evening with Flo (aka Klaus) and got a great insight into the scene in St. Pauli. Must visit for all newcomers ;)

We had a lot of fun. Thank you for the wonderful experience and the background knowledge in St. Pauli. We'd love to come back

Ulf entertained us and shared many great stories from his wealth of experience with us. Thanks a lot for this.

Great anecdotes by Ulf about Reeperbahn and the districts history