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

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

From US$ 19.47 per person

St. Pauli's very own night watchman will guide you around the largest entertainment and red-light district in Europe, the famous Reeperbahn. Get ready for seaman’s charm, lots of humor, and nordic wit.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Follow in the footsteps of Joe Cocker, Sir Paul McCartney, and Olivia Jones
  • Learn about the famous Reeperbahn
  • Have a laugh at fun facts and intriguing anecdoates
  • Uncover St Pauli's secrets with the help of a nightwatchman-guide
Full description
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.
  • Traditional night watchman guide
  • Walking tour
  • Drinks at "Ritze" bar
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide on the pedestrian bridge, located right outside the main exit of Landungsbrücken S-bahn and U-bahn station. Your guide will be wearing a nightguard costume. If you arrive by train (underground or regular), please use the main exit to walk onto the bridge.

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4.6 /5

based on 1138 reviews

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Alfred is definitely super likeable and a real Hamburg unique. If you fancy the hustle and bustle on the Reeperbahn, you should definitely not miss this tour. I noticed that the hype and the crowds are too much for me. Therefore only 4 stars. Alfred easily earns *****. Greetings from the Ruhr area.

July 31, 2022

Der Reiseführer hat viel erzählt und es lustig verpackt. Am Anfang mussten wir fat schon hinterherrennen, eine etwas gemütlichere Gangart wäre wünschenswert . Unter dem "Besuch in der Ritze" nicht zuviel versprechen, es geht nur in den Boxkeller (in den man dafür ohne Führung nicht reinkommt). Dort muss man einen Schnaps oder alkoholfreies Getränk kaufen. Zum Schluss gibt es noch einen sehr ekligen Lakritzschnaps umsonst, das Schnapsfläschchen ist aber eine nette Erinnerung. Alles in allem aber eine sehr interessante und unterhaltsame Führung und gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.

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July 24, 2022

Our night watchman Fritz guided us perfectly through St. Pauli! With a lot of humour, interesting details and a lot of chatting, we got a great insight into what is probably Hamburg's most famous district. The visit to the "Ritze" boxing ring was exciting, but could have been a bit shorter - the only small suggestion for improvement. Otherwise absolutely recommendable! (Tip: Only "Moin" is accepted as a greeting ;) )

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April 12, 2022

Product ID: 387661