Hamburg Walking tours

Our most recommended Hamburg Walking tours

St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Bars & Red Light District Walking Tour with Drink

1. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Bars & Red Light District Walking Tour with Drink

Explore Hamburg's St. Pauli neighborhood and experience the famous Reeperbahn, the main thoroughfare of St. Pauli’s red-light and entertainment district. Listen to adult tales of sex and crime as you visit numerous pubs, theaters, and sex shops. Follow your guide through lively bars and trendy nightclubs. Walk past the famous boxing and erotic bar “Zur Ritze” where Mike Tyson and the Klitschko brothers trained. You’ll also pass by the most famous side street of the Reeperbahn: the Große Freiheit. Listen to stories about the nightlife scene in the city and the famous strip clubs including the "Dollhouse" play. Learn about life in this special Kiez and its rules. Your guide will tell you both dark and funny anecdotes as you walk around, providing you with additional context and background information that you wouldn’t otherwise know. To make the tour even more special, take the opportunity to enjoy a drink with your group and guide.

St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour with Zur Ritze Entry & Drink (18+)

2. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour with Zur Ritze Entry & Drink (18+)

Explore Hamburg's St. Pauli neighborhood on a walking tour and experience the famous Reeperbahn street and entertainment district. Listen to adult tales of sex and crime as you visit numerous pubs, theaters, and sex shops, including the Zur Ritze bar. Pass by the most famous side street of the Reeperbahn: the Große Freiheit. Listen to stories about the nightlife scene in the city and the famous strip clubs including the "Dollhouse" play. Go inside the famous boxing and erotic bar “Zur Ritze” where Mike Tyson and the Klitschko brothers trained. Learn about life in this special Kiez and its rules. Your guide will tell you both dark and funny anecdotes as you walk around, providing you with additional context and background information that you wouldn’t otherwise know. To make the tour even more special, take the opportunity to enjoy a drink with your group and guide.

St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour by Drag Queen or Local Celebrity

3. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour by Drag Queen or Local Celebrity

Discover Hamburg's iconic district of St. Pauli with a local drag queen guide. Hear them share their own unique experiences and stories of the district as they take you on a journey across the Reeperbahn, its main thoroughfare. Have a drink and follow your guide, walking past lively bars and trendy nightclubs. Find out what life was like in Hamburg’s most famous district, how it has changed, and how fascinating it is today. Hear how Germany’s most famous and colorful drag queen Olivia Jones speaks up for respect, diversity, and tolerance. Enjoy the witty remarks, quirky anecdotes, dazzling landmarks, as well as a cheeky drink. This tour combines the perfect mix of information, entertainment, stops, and sights. You’ll undoubtedly be all set for a fun night out in St. Pauli by the end of your tour.

St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour with Olivia Jones’ historian Eva Decker

4. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour with Olivia Jones’ historian Eva Decker

Experience St. Pauli's background with heart, mind, and humor thanks to the Kiez expert par excellence: Doc Eva Decker. The historian and curator of the former St. Pauli Museum explain history in a well-founded, exciting, funny, and entertaining way. From the oldest house on the so-called "Transenstrich," you can stroll through what is perhaps the most diverse neighborhood in Germany. Past notorious establishments, legendary music clubs, and lesser-known places such as the Taj Mahal St. Paulis. Follow your guide past lively bars like the famous Olivia Jones Bar. Walk past the St Pauli Museum, and the Davidwache Police Station, which has appeared in countless TV shows and movies. Find out what life was like in Hamburg’s most famous district over the years, how it has changed, and how it functions today. See locals doing their thing in one of the most famous nightlife districts in Europe.

Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

5. Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

Visit the Elbphilharmonie Plaza on a guided walking tour and learn some exciting background information about this spectacular building as you discover both its outside and inside. After meeting your guide, find out about the building’s original plans, plus its construction, completion challenges, and special features. Tour the outside of the building while learning about its façade and other external features. Then, travel on up the Tube — the longest escalator in the world. Glimpse its large panoramic window before arriving at the Plaza: an activity hub connecting the historical docks to the modern glass architecture. Take a moment to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Hamburg over the harbor and HafenCity from the Plaza. While there, hear about the music that is played inside as your guide gifts you with more tidbits about this striking modern structure.

Hamburg: Night Watchman's Tour of St. Pauli in German

6. Hamburg: Night Watchman's Tour of St. Pauli in German

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.

Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

7. Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

Experience a culinary walking tour of Hamburg's Shanzenviertel. Characterized by the wide variety of cafes and bars, the district will delight you with endless culinary options. Head into five local food hotspots and try the region's flavors as your guide explains their backstories. Learn about the history of this iconic neighborhood from your local guide along the way. The Sternschanze was once a star-shaped defense structure. Today, it enjoys a cult status similar to the Reeperbahn. Nowhere else in Hamburg will you have the opportunity to see the fight against gentrification and commerce at first hand, and on the tour you will discuss current topics such as the increase in rent prices and the trade and interest of investors. Explore a district that has emerged as one of the trendiest areas in the city. With an area of 0.60 square kilometers, the Sternschanze is one of the smallest but also most exciting neighborhoods in the whole of Hamburg. Right in the heart of the district is the left-wing autonomous center, the “Rote Flora.” Follow in the footsteps of Carl Hagenbeck and the true “revolutionaries,” and visit the old piano factory. Along the way, stop at some of the local favorites in the area and enjoy the culinary diversity of the district with five different delicacies, as well as hear exciting stories and discover true craftsmanship.

Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

8. Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

Discover Hamburg's Speicherstadt, HafenCity, and the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie on a guided walking tour. Learn about what these three iconic landmarks from your local guide, seeing them first-hand. Meet near the Elbphilharmonie for this tour and see what this part of Hamburg has to offer. Your guide will wait for you with your tickets. Enter the building via the longest escalator in the world, the "Tube". Pass the panoramic window and get to the majestic Plaza. Ass you stroll through the building, learn what is so unique about this masterpiece and its concert hall. Get a deep insight into the background of the Elbphilharmonie, leaving no questions unanswered. Unfortunately, the concert halls can't be visited. After having seen the "Elphi", continue your tour outside to get to know more of Hamburg. Discover the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district and listen to the explanations of your guide. Then, cross over to the modern Hafencity and marvel at its futuristic buildings. There are many celebrities living in this part of the city, such as the Klitschko brothers and Helene Fischer.

Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

9. Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

Experience the spooky atmosphere of Hamburg at night on a walking tour in the footsteps of the city's ghosts. Skip the wild party atmosphere of St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn and learn what really goes on after dark! Prepare to be spooked by witches and demons as you visit eerie locations and haunted sites. Get a feel for the evil atmosphere of the city, under the protection of St. Catherine, as you make your way from St. Catherine's Church to the mystical Speicherstadt. Search for ghosts in the fabled "Quarter of the Crooked Moon" before wandering the old-fashioned streets around St. Nicholas' Church.

Hamburg: Culinary Insider Tour of St. Georg

10. Hamburg: Culinary Insider Tour of St. Georg

Explore Hamburg's unique quarter of St Georg through its culinary delights with this fantastic food and walking tour. After meeting your local and passionate guide, you will set off to gain an insight into the living history of St Georg, which is infamous for its multicultural and open-minded mentality.  Enjoy a gentle stroll around the quarter as your guide leads you through the colorful streets, where the gay and queer scene with its nightclubs is located right next to mosques, churches and schools. Learn more about the dark history of St Georg, which was used as a plague isolation zone before being incorporated into the city of Hamburg.  After discovering St Georg, you will then have the chance to experience some of its culinary delights. Visit a number of local bars and restaurants to get a true flavor of the neighborhood, as you try some of St Georg's traditional and authentic dishes. 

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4.6 / 5

based on 32,402 reviews

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!

We absolutely loved the scavenger hunt. Everything was extremely well done, some things were quite tricky and required tinkering, but doable as long as you were attentive, so not too easy or even boring. Everything was great and prepared with love and the employee was so, so nice! We would do a MonkeyQuest activity again anytime! Absolutely to recommend!

Really a Great experience if you want to have some awesome professional pictures & you want to learn about photography and while having a lot of fun posing! the tour guide is a very nice guy with a lot of knowledge

This tour is simply mega - really highly recommended! The food was delicious, our guide Pete was simply the best & it was really interesting!

Guide was very friendly and the meals were super tasty