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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$ 20.77 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

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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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4.7 /5

based on 1295 reviews

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Absolut empfehlenswert! Wir waren schon bei vielen verschiedenen Stadtführungen, aber diese war mit Abstand die BESTE! Unser Nachtwächter (der Michel) war sehr witzig und hat alles super rübergebracht. Es war ein Samstagabend und allein von den Nachtwächtern waren 3 Touren mit je gut 25 Personen unterwegs, zudem noch weitere Stadtführungen auf dem Kiez. Wir hatten dennoch an jeder Station genügend Zeit und Fragen wurden sehr gut beantwortet. Lautstärke und Verständlichkeit waren auch TOP! Während der Führung gibt es auch die Gelegenheit den Boxkeller in der "Ritze" zu besuchen, dieser kostet zusätzlich 3€ (dafür gibt es einen Schnaps). Es ist jedoch keine Pflicht mit rein zu gehen. Insgesamt hat die Führung etwas länger gedauert als angegeben, also alles ohne Zeitdruck, trotz der vielen anderen Touren um uns herum. Jederzeit wieder! Weiter so!

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November 16, 2022

We got to know St. Pauli and the port with night watchman Bruno. A lot of things were very interesting, but some things weren't absolutely necessary. The first part up to the courtyard at the "Ritze" was interesting and for us country bumpkins it was also frightening how many young girls were standing on the street... our teenagers (19 and 20 years old) became very quiet! Arrived at the "Ritze" you are almost persuaded to buy a small shot for 3€ per person and with a group (of three on this evening) with 20-25 people something comes in! But it was still interesting and still recommendable, you just have to get involved

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August 15, 2022

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

Product ID: 387661