Hamburg St. Pauli (18+) Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Hamburg, Hamburg

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Take a peek at this exciting and unusual tour in the area of St. Pauli and its famous Red-light district. We will take you on a journey through its dark past to the bright neon of the present, sprinkled with historical facts that will insure an entertaining time. St. Pauli has many interesting stories to share, about the Herbertstrasse, the Davidwache, about Hamburg’s own Jack the Ripper. Together with some cheeky peeks in the red area, we will pass the world-famous boxing “Ritze” cellars where Mohamed Ali, Mike Tyson, and Ukraine’s own Klitschko brothers have put on their gloves or the clubs where none other than the Beatles started strumming up their guitars. Many others famous or infamous have passed the Reeperbahn. Our guide will be sure to show you all the secret corners and places that wouldn’t be so easy to find on your own.

You must be over 18 years of age to participate in this tour. Entrances to any establishment are not advised during the duration of the tour.

What's Included

Local Guide who will be with your group only

Private guided Tour

What's Not Included

Entrance fees

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Tour for travelers who are older than 18 years of age.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Have an outside view of the over 150 years old Operettenhaus, one of the most attractive venues in Hamburg. It was founded in 1840 under the moniker of "Circus Gymnasticus", then renamed in 1864 as "Centralhalle", and finally in 1920 it became the "Operettenhaus". By then, it was already the main showroom for international stars bringing guests from all over the world to St. Pauli. After being almost totally destroyed in the bombings of 1943, it went through a rebirth of style and of offers, becoming the place for theater plays and musicals, for which it is still known today.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Polizeikommissariat 15 Davidwache
The most famous police station of Hamburg is an example for this city's true pulse tolerance: where the redlight meets the police. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Reeperbahn district and the officers are responsible to watch over 14 thousand people per night. It is also famous for having had famous "guests", like Paul McCartney or Pete Best, spending the night in.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

You won't find Herbertstraße at first glance. It is hidden by a barrier that states that women are not allowed in. This is the entrance to a small, 60-meter-long street where the red light district's infamous windows are. During nazi times, prostitution and striptease was forbidden, but it was never truly applied in the neighbourhood of St. Pauli, and such activities continued in Herbertstraße until today. But because sex workers shouldn't be seen publicly, the barriers were erected in 1933, as well as signs forbidding the entrance of women. But in reality, it is a public street and can be entered by anyone.

• Admission Ticket Free

Grosse Freiheit 36
Named in the 17th century in honor of the granted religious freedon to non-Lutherans and commercial freedom for handcrafters. It still has a Catholic church (of St. Joseph), which is placed in a place of rather unholy businesses. This is where the Beatles started their gigs in venues like the Große Freiheit 36 (Kaiserkeller), Große Freiheit 64, and Große Freiheit 39 (the Star-Club, 1962–1969), during the 60s.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Beatles-Platz square sits at circle paved black to resemble a vinyl record. There you will find five statues of all Beatles members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Stuart Sutcliffe, George Harrison, as well as drummers Pete Best and Ringo Starr - both played in the band during their time in Hamburg.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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