Spielbudenplatz

Spielbudenplatz: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hamburg: In the Footsteps of Olivia Reeperbahn Tour

1. Hamburg: In the Footsteps of Olivia Reeperbahn Tour

Discover Hamburg's famous St. Pauli and tour the highlights on this guided walking tour. Take a look at infamous spots like the redlight district as well as interesting bars and attractions, including Spielbudenplatz and the Olivia Jones Bar. See the home of the FC St. Pauli and its world-famous stadium. Take a stroll along the most sinful mile in the world: the legendary Reeperbahn or Hamburg's redlight district. Admire local gems, including the smallest police station in Europe: the Davidwache. See the highest cocktail bar in the area and soak up the stunning views of the harbor. Visit famous plazas like Hans-Albers-Platz and Beatles-Platz and learn the history behind each turn with insightful commentary from your local guide.

Hamburg: Reeperbahn 2.5-Hour Guided Tour (Adults Only)

2. Hamburg: Reeperbahn 2.5-Hour Guided Tour (Adults Only)

Discover why the Reeperbahn became the best known and most sinful mile in the world. Everyone parties here, enjoy a public or private guided tour of the 930-meter party mile called the Reeperbahn. See where Udo Lindenberg lived on the Reeperbahn, and where Hans Albers wanted to skip his check. Find the 2 ATMs in Germany with the highest turnover. Europe’s smallest police station, the Davidwache, is located on the Reeperbahn, where the Beatles stayed overnight. The most expensive and worst-equipped single room of St. Pauli is also located on this street. Head on to the infamous Herbertstrasse, where sex workers have worked since 1900. The most famous pub door always intrigues. Also pass by Beatles-Platz, the Große Freiheit, and the memorial stone of the Star-Club along the way. After the tour, you’ll know all the highlights of the Reeperbahn.

Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

3. Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

Located on the Reeperbahn, right across from the famous Spielbudenplatz - Panik City awaits. The 90-minute multimedia experience highlights the life's work of famous German musician and artist Udo Lindenberg and invites music fans, technic geeks, adults and children, alike. Take a guided walking tour through the museum which can be described as a beautiful symphony of art, culture, and media. Follow in Udo's footsteps - painting with "likörelle" and recording a hit while also learning about life in GDR and Udo's role as an advocate for social justice. The lines between history and present become blurred, thanks to augmented and virtual reality as you are taken on a colorful journey. The tour starts at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where your guide will greet you and take you inside the museum. During the tour, the guide will instruct you on how to use the technical equipment and guide you through the different stages of this experience. After 90 minutes of history, music, and technology the tour will end at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where you will receive a complimentary alcoholic shot. The tour is perfect for families, music fans and technology enthusiast.

Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

4. Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

Experience Hamburg at sunrise on this exciting tour to the fish market. See the Elb Tunnel, ride on the harbor ferry, and explore this unique part of the port city. Start at the Reeperbahn as that area dies down from the night, cross over to the colorful Spielbudenplatz, and walk past Davidwache, a spot featured in various TV shows and movies. Proceed to the port and into the depths of the 100-year-old Elb Tunnel. Take a ride on the harbor ferry towards Finkenwerder, enjoying the fresh harbor air as you learn interesting facts about the Hamburg Harbor. Afterwards, walk along Großen Elbstraße, a street lined with gourmet restaurants as well as wholesale fish retailers. Stop at Schellfischposten, where the popular TV show “Inas Nacht” is filmed. Finally, wander the world-famous fish market. As your guide tells you interesting and entertaining stories about the Altona Fish Market, stroll through the alleyways and admire the fresh fish and other delicacies. Enjoy a coffee and typical Hamburg specialties with live music in the Fish Auction Hall, and get your Sunday off to a fun and relaxing start.

St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour

5. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour

See Hamburg's most thriving nightspot, the Reeperbahn in the daytime. You’ll be taken by your guide on a trip spanning through earlier times all the way to the present. Your guide will lead the way and explain exactly what makes it the most entertaining street in Hamburg. Enjoy the unique atmosphere of the party mile, hear tales about the nearby Davidwache police station – the most famous in Hamburg –, and stroll past the many theaters dotted around. Just around the corner from Davidwache, you’ll find the infamous Herbertstrasse street, where only men are permitted to walk. Hear how the street is linked to prostitution and crime like no other street in the country.

Reeperbahn Tour: Sex, Sin, Parties, and Crime

6. Reeperbahn Tour: Sex, Sin, Parties, and Crime

Learn the most sinful stories of the Reeperbahn. Start the tour at the large sign of the Maredo Restaurant (opposite the underground station St. Pauli, exit Reeperbahn). This is really hard to believe, but not everything in this part of the city is just about sex and drugs. You will first be told the exciting history of St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn and then head to the different places like Spielbudenplatz, the Dancing Towers, the theater mile, the police station, Hans-Albers-Platz, the Ritze, and of course, the Große Freiheit, where the Beatles got famous. You also found on this street up until 2013 live sex shows, which are now forbidden. Be shown the darkest locations with their most wicked stories and where you can go partying afterwards. Hear about the dirtiest stories that will make you laugh. Walk through the red light district, but please don't use your cameras, as taking photos and videos are not permitted. Importance is given to the St. Pauli girls being treated well. You will end the tour at a bar.

Hamburg St Pauli: Red Light District Walking Tour

7. Hamburg St Pauli: Red Light District Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Hamburg’s world-famous red light district on this brief walking tour. Discover when and why St. Pauli became Hamburg’s entertainment district, who parties with who, and how street prostitution developed here. Walk from Spielbudenplatz with it numerous theaters, clubs, and the Davidwache on the famous Reeperbahn, past strip and sex shows to Hamburger Berg; a small street with many different restaurants to suit all tastes. Continue along the Große Freiheit to Hans-Albers-Platz, where the vibrant bar scene competes with the curb crawling. Have fun!

Hamburg: St. Pauli Tour of the Reeperbahn

8. Hamburg: St. Pauli Tour of the Reeperbahn

Discover the world of contrasts in Hamburg. Experience what is on the one hand the "most sinful mile in the world." Yet on the other, is a multi-faceted district with a colorful mix of entertainment and culture, of gastronomy and bars and the hippest nightclubs, from fast food to gourmet restaurants, from the flophouses to luxury hotels. The best way to immerse yourself in this world is to join a Reeperbahn tour in a small group, led by St. Pauli insiders. This district is so full of incredible stories and anecdotes that a tours can't avoid telling such great tales. Get recommendations for clubs and restaurants as well as establishments in which the "customers" are treated well rather than dragged over the table. As a tourist location like St.Pauli attracts many interesting characters, learn how to take the proper precautions, lest you end up at another famous institution at the end of the evening: the Davidwache, Germany's most famous police station. Enjoy the highlights of St. Pauli and see the Tanzenden Türme (Dancing Towers), the Große Freiheit area, the Spielbuden Square, the Hamburger Berg area, and much more.

Reeperbahn Walking Tour with St. Pauli Local

9. Reeperbahn Walking Tour with St. Pauli Local

Join your guide, a so-called Kiezbulle - a tall, broad shouldered, humourous local lad. The tour starts with a Zündkerze - welcome drink at the top of the Reeperbahn. Here you will learn about the history and origin of this famous area. Then you continue towards the red light district: go through Spielbudenplatz, Davidwache and Herbertstraße. Learn about life in the Kiez and its rules. Listen to both dark and funny anecdotes. The combination of multi-cultural individualists from all walks of life makes for an interesting mix of stories. Head on through the so-called Sadomaso street, past street prostitution and the bar Ritze. You will walk along the “Große Freiheit”, continue to the Hamburger Berg and back onto the Reeperbahn where your tour ends.

Reeperbahn: Private Tour

10. Reeperbahn: Private Tour

Get to know the Hamburg Reeperbahn on this individual red light tour. Learn everything you need to know about the most sinful mile in the world in a humorous way. What does a prostitute earn on the famous Herbertstraße? Where exactly did the Beatles become known? And much more interesting information is waiting for you! Start your tour at the Hard Rock Cafe and stroll through St. Pauli to the Reeperbahn. There you will find the Herbertstraße, which only the men are allowed to walk along, the most famous police station, the Davidwache or the Große Freiheit where red light and party mile are united. Enjoy the unique flair and experience what makes the famous Reeperbahn so special on a private Kiez tour. The tour guides are only there for your private group (max. 25 persons per group), no matter whether you come to Hamburg as a family, company, sports club or another community. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

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What people are saying about Spielbudenplatz

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7,051 reviews

Our family (4 people) really enjoyed the guided tour with Melanie. According to the guide, the tour could only be adapted due to the corona. The information on the individual stages was very helpful and informative. The individual stations that we headed to from 5 a.m. were the Reeperbahn including the Kiez bakery, the old Elbe tunnel, landing bridges, a short port trip and, at the end, the fish market. The coffee and the Franzbrötchen at the beginning of the tour were worth their weight in gold.

If I were to book this tour again, I would definitely do it again with the city guide Melanie. She was great. She knew an answer to all questions, was not at a loss for a saying, but above all thought about the right places and pointed out discretion, respect and sensitivity (on the Reeperbahn). All in all very successful!!! Getting up early is worth it!!!

Great and very relaxed event. The whole story is easy going but well organized. I would never have guessed that Udo Lindenberg is so tech-savvy. The things to do are great too. I felt good all the time.

A really great trip with lots of interesting information. Melanie guided us all through this tour with her witty, lively manner. Any time !!

The tour was very interesting and informative. Kudos to Dominik, he explained everything very well and is a top tour guide.