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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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.

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What people are saying about St. Pauli

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 28,448 reviews

Eine wirklich coole Tour, wenn man mal spannende Geschichten und Fakten über die Reeperbahn hören und sie gleichzeitig erleben will. Auch der Guide hat die Tour sehr authentisch gestaltet und sie nicht langweilig werden lassen. Insgesamt echt empfehlenswert, auch wenn es leider ein paar kleine Abstriche wegen Corona gab (v.a. Alkoholverbot und Sperrstunde).

Es war unser erster Abend in Hamburg. Unsere Führung würde von Jürgen durchgeführt. Er kennt sich super im Kiez aus und hat uns tolle Stories erzählt. Außerdem hat er sich viel Zeit für uns genommen. Natürlich würde ich die Tour wieder mit Jürgen buchen.

Hafen Rundfahrt war einfach super. Einzig die Tatsache, dass das Boot nicht von Steg 1 sondern von Steg 7 wegfährt war unangenehm. Wenn man relativ zeitnah kommt, wird das zeitlich doch knapp zum anderen Steg zu laufen

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us much more information than expected. She was very familiar with the area and the history and knew things that one could not simply discover over the internet.

Einfach super! Sehr gut organisiert und extrem nett und freundlich durchgeführt.