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5 dos and don'ts in Hamburg's red light district

Oozing with life and culture, the Reeperbahn is Hamburg's "Kiez" and red light district, but that doesn't mean anything goes. Is it safe? The police station in the center says so, but you should still abide by a few rules to avoid spoiling a good time!

Don't be an easy target for pickpockets

Don't be an easy target for pickpockets

Despite the police presence, skilled pickpockets are still a problem. Keep your cash and wallet separate and leave valuables at the hotel!

Do see a show

Do see a show

The Reeperbahn's music scene has been growing steadily since the Beatles played here when they were still a 5-piece! The Reeperbahn music festival takes place every September.

Don't get too drunk

Don't get too drunk

The Reeperbahn has some of the liveliest clubs and bars in Hamburg. Enjoy them, but don't be stupid. Neither the bouncers nor the police suffer fools gladly!

Do book a hotel somewhere else

Do book a hotel somewhere else

...Unless you're a very heavy sleeper (it's loud!) or don't plan on seeing much else in Hamburg. If the Reeperbahn isn't too much for you, it may well be too absorbing!

Don't take the kids

Don't take the kids

Obvious, right? But it's worth taking the opportunity to mention that most of Hamburg is extremely family-friendly with plenty to entertain children!

Our insider tips

Where is it?

The Reeperbahn is a street in Hamburg's St. Pauli area between S-Bahn station Hamburg Reeperbahn and U-Bahn station St. Pauli. The whole district is famous for its nightlife on the north bank of the Norderelbe, where the Elbe river splits in two.

When to go?

The Reeperbahn is worth seeing at least twice: by day as a bustling shopping street, and after dark as the beating pulse of Hamburg's nightlife!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    A visit to the district can be enjoyed at any time.
  • Is it expensive?
    There is no cost to visit the area.
  • Will I need a guide?
    A guide can certainly be insightful! Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Reeperbahn is located between S-Bahn station Hamburg Reeperbahn and U-Bahn station St. Pauli.
  • Additional information

    • Not recommended for children!

    • Be aware of your surroundings and do not compromise your safety!

What people are saying about Reeperbahn

Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 14,287 reviews

Lots of fun & knowledge from someone who was there!

Lots of fun & knowledge in a safe environment from someone who was there! I expected there to be a big group but I was the only one so fantastic that tour still goes ahead. The early time of 5pm ensures area is pretty calm & I bravely had a drink in one of the bars before the tour. Peter was very knowledgeable, but so am I so I wasn't at all disappointed in his presentation, though his accent was a little hard to understand at times. We were able to go to all the key spots undisturbed and he pointed some out some that I didn't know about & was able to get good pics. He had some postcards of some interesting shots which he wanted to flog to me for 20e, but I didn't need them, I have my own, but could be nice for some other fans. The tour was just an hour instead of 1 1/2 but I saw everything I wanted & more. The 'Beatlesplatz' I had seen on my own, but he pointed out things I hadn't noticed myself. Well worth the money!! Thanks all, lots of people in Ireland will be very jealous!

Beatles Tour Hamburg Reviewed by

A fantastic experience in the most famous district of Hamburg

We booked the English Tour and we ended up having a private tour for 2 people. The guide Katja rang half an hour before the tour to double check that we were coming and we were able to find the meeting point. Not something that other tour guide company do so often! Our guide Katja was excellent, very informative and ready to give more information when asked. She did a very interesting tour and also she was really discreet and not obvious at all in one contest where it would have been easy to do so. She knows everything about the place and being local she also will tell you the anecdotes about the city of Hamburg. Her English is perfect and I strongly recommend to ask for her for the Tour. The stop at the apartment on the main square is a nice plus given to the tour! A must do in Hamburg!!

Simply incredible. If you only get one day in Hamburg, do this tour!!

We ended up having a private tour since we were the only ones that booked that night, even though it was a Friday night. Our guide was incredible - she knew everything about everything and had knowledge and experience way more in depth than I ever expected coming into this, and she was absolutely hilarious to boot! She had recommendations for everything, never skipped a beat or a building of interest, and her stories she had of relevant previous experiences as a guide in this area were both incredibly informative beyond what you'd normally ever get to hear and incredibly interesting to listen to. Could not recommend this more. If you do only one tour in Hamburg, make it this one!!

Hamburg: Red Light District 2-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by

A fun night, with the opportunity to meet lots of new people.

My two friends and I are so happy we joined the tour. We had so much fun and met so many great people. The guides did a great job at making sure that everybody knew when we were leaving for the next place, so people didn't get left behind - and was just overall really great guys. Would definitely take the tour again, if we get the chance. We did have a little trouble finding the meeting point. The area shown on the map, was on the wrong side of the road, and as tourists that had just arrived to the city, we were quite confused, but luckily found the group.

Hamburg Pub Crawl: 4 Bars, 1 Shot per Bar Reviewed by

Great experience with exceptional guide!

Our group of 9 people took the St. Pauli tour at 23 o'clock on a Friday night. All of us were very excited, and I would definitely recommend. Our guide, Kai, was exceptional! He was truely a local and gave us an honest and very inspiring impression of the city. We ended up in an area full of bars perfect for continuing our night out. Thank you Kai, for a great experience!

Sex and Crime in St. Pauli - tour for ages 18+ Reviewed by

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