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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 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. 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: Insider Tour of the Reeperbahn & St. Pauli

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

Experience Hamburg's Red Light district with celebrities and Reeperbahn experts. Encounter people, like Udo Lindenberg’s legendary bodyguard, Eddy Kante, or iconic Red Light experts and bouncers like Fabian Zahrt. Meet drag queens, like Barbie Stupid, or historian and local expert, Doc Eva Decker. 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.

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

3. 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 2.5-Hour Guided Tour (Adults Only)

4. 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

5. 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: Big Reeperbahn Tour

6. Hamburg: Big Reeperbahn Tour

Explore the famous and infamous streets of St. Pauli and discover the Hamburg Reeperbahn close up. Start at Beatles Platz and stroll along the Reeperbahn past the Davidwache to the Nobistor. Take a look at the Herbertstraße and experience the hustle and bustle of Hamburg's nightlife. See pubs, bars, vaudeville and brothels, and listen to stories about the Hamburg neighborhood, life in the red light district, and the development of this district. You will visit the famous boxing cellar of the pimp pub "zur Ritze", where all the champions have been. You will also go to a former brothel, which is still maintained with its unique and special interior design.

Hamburg: In the Footsteps of Olivia Reeperbahn Tour

7. Hamburg: In the Footsteps of Olivia Reeperbahn Tour

Discover Hamburg's famous St. Pauli and tour the highlights on this guided walking tour. Take a look at 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. See 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.

Sin & Sex: Guided Tour of Reeperbahn Street

8. 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. 

2-Hour Reeperbahn Tour (18+)

9. 2-Hour Reeperbahn Tour (18+)

Explore the most sinful street in the world! Discover the unique character of the Reeperbahn, located in the neighborhood of St. Pauli. Hear a multitude of myths and legends of this colorful and notorious district and learn all about the streetwalkers, boxing legends, and gang warfare. Find out whether the Nutella-Bande actually has anything to do with chocolate and how much the prostitutes really earn. Visit the legendary cult bar “Zur Ritze,” where many boxing legends have swung their fists, and learn more about the life, work, and personal fortunes in the neighborhood.

St. Pauli Tour: Drag-Attack with Barbie Stupid & Lee Jackson

10. St. Pauli Tour: Drag-Attack with Barbie Stupid & Lee Jackson

Barbie Stupid and Lee Jackson, stars of Olivia’s Show Club, know the neighborhood and its bars, clubs, and dives like the back of their hands. Their guided kiez (neighborhood) walking tour is not a regular guided tour. It's a sightseeing show – a perfect mix of saucy banter, sinful sights, information and entertainment. With witty remarks, Barbie and Lee guide you through the red-light district. The tour leads you across the Reeperbahn and along winding paths to the Große Freiheit, the birthplace of St. Pauli. Stops include the world-famous Herbertstraße, the Davidwache (Germany’s most famous police station) and much more. Germany’s most famous drag queen, Olivia Jones is a proud advocate who speaks up for respect, diversity and tolerance. With her colorful team of entertainers, she shows you around Hamburg’s infamous red-light district sharing insights into the world of spotlight, red light, and flashing blue lights.

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4.8 / 5

based on 20,503 reviews

Absolut empfehlenswert! Wir waren schon bei vielen verschiedenen Stadtführungen, aber diese war mit Abstand die BESTE! Unser Nachtwächter (der Michel) war sehr witzig und hat alles super rübergebracht. Es war ein Samstagabend und allein von den Nachtwächtern waren 3 Touren mit je gut 25 Personen unterwegs, zudem noch weitere Stadtführungen auf dem Kiez. Wir hatten dennoch an jeder Station genügend Zeit und Fragen wurden sehr gut beantwortet. Lautstärke und Verständlichkeit waren auch TOP! Während der Führung gibt es auch die Gelegenheit den Boxkeller in der "Ritze" zu besuchen, dieser kostet zusätzlich 3€ (dafür gibt es einen Schnaps). Es ist jedoch keine Pflicht mit rein zu gehen. Insgesamt hat die Führung etwas länger gedauert als angegeben, also alles ohne Zeitdruck, trotz der vielen anderen Touren um uns herum. Jederzeit wieder! Weiter so!

Wonderfully relaxed tour of the Reeperbahn at night with useful and slippery information... why is it called "in St. Pauli?", insights into the "Ritze" with box cellar, where is Europe's largest fetish shop, why are the ladies always on the right side of the street... Patrizia had the tongue and heart in the right place, shed light on beautiful and critical things and was highly motivated to make the Reeperbahn palatable for us.

A great and exciting tour with lots of insider information. We are through the neighborhood and stopped at many points to get some interesting background information. We had a lot of fun, especially with our guide, who was a Hamburg original. That made the tour wonderfully authentic. Thanks Klaus!

We did this tour on a Wednesday evening. It was not too crowded on Reeperbahn which allowed us to carefully listen the stories & facts from our Guide Luca. Learned great facts & heard super interesting stories while visiting the various locations. Luca did a great job, we enjoyed big times.

War super erfrischend! Vielen Dank und gerne wiederr Mal...