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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.

What people are saying about St. Pauli

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 27,691 reviews

It was a nice tour where you can learn a lot about Hamburg.. if you understand German :) The presentation in German language was extremely loud, in the background, which covered the sound of the guide in our headphones. So practically if you don't understand German, you will not get much from your headphones anyway. We've participated in other tours before across Europe and it's the first time we had this issue. Normally each person had their own headphones with their selected language, regardless the country where the tour is taking place. This was different. But besides this, the tour was ok and I recommend it if your are there for a short stay, because there are a lot of beautiful places in Hamburg to see :)

It was well worth it. It's nice to see the Harbor and Hamburg from the water. The only problem was that we had a hard time understanding the Captain. Might need to look into a different speaker system.

Trotz Covid-Regeln war es eine durchaus gelungene Tour über die Hamburger Reeperbahn. Unser Tour-Guide Julian war wirklich gut drauf und hat alles schick gestaltet & erzählt.

It was very nice, i appreciated the option of having an English guide on a phone from the company. But the German guide from the speakers was extremely loud

Ein sehr netter und kompetenter Tour-Führer. Wir haben die Zeit genossen und viele Informationen bekommen. Sehr empfehlenswert. Lieben Dank.