1. Germany
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  3. St. Pauli

Hamburg Historical Sex Worker Tour: Then & Now (18+)

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Get a thorough education about sex work in Hamburg on this exciting walking tour. Explore the St. Pauli district, where sex work has been ever-present, and learn about its history from a knowledgeable actress dressed as 16th-century sex worker.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 8:00 PM
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  • Join a guided tour of St. Pauli and learn about its seedy history
  • Learn fascinating background information on the history of sex work
  • Taste the famous "whores' schnapps"
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Take a guided tour of St. Pauli and hear fascinating stories of beautiful women on this unique, offbeat walking tour.

Learn all about sex work in Hamburg with a lively guide offering plenty of background information, as well as interesting anecdotes and famous stories as you pass by the heart of Hamburg's red light district; the Reeperbahn in St. Pauli.

On your tour, an actress dressed as a 16th-century sex worker will tell you everything there is to know about this infamous district, and she'll offer plenty of information on anything that might spark your curiosity. Her striking red and yellow-winged hat was once mandatory apparel for sex workers in Hamburg.

Travel through the past and present of sex work: from the temple in ancient Babylon and the official position of the Church, to the life and work of former sex workers right in the heart of St. Pauli. Learn more about taboos in sexual practices, clothing, and articles, and get a coupon for a local sex shop. 

To end the tour, stop at a local bar and enjoy a shot of Hurenschnaps, or "whores' schnapps," and see the red light district in a whole new light.
  • Guided tour
  • Shot of Hurenschnaps
What’s Not Included
  • Herbertstrasse is closed to women and young people under 18; no visits allowed!
  • Ticket insurance (can be booked for an additional EUR 1.40 per person)

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Meeting point

In front of the Davidwache (Polizeirevier 15)

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Please note that this tour is in German only.

Minimum age: 18 years
Reservations are final. Cancellation or exchanges are not possible.

If unsure of your booking date, please arrange ticket insurance. Please select the relevant number of insured persons and provide the names of all persons to be insured when booking.

Please remember to arrange ticket insurance (EUR 1.40). You will be sent the confirmation of a link to insurance. Please complete the form in full, and the ticket insurance will be handled directly by the insurer.

From US$ 34.77 per person

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Product ID: 13