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

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

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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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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based on 862 reviews

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All-round perfect tour with night watchman Michel. Due to his humorous nature, there was always something to laugh about and, in addition to historical facts, you also learned a lot about the current situation. It never got boring on the tour because each station had something special to offer, Michel responded very well to each of the participants and ensured a fun and pleasant group dynamic. Anyone who spends a few days in Hamburg should definitely take this tour.

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September 9, 2021

Es war mein erster Rundgang dieser Art und hat defintiv sehr Spaß gemacht. Der Guide Michel wusste immer Fakten zu erzählen, egal, welche Fragen wir auch gestellt haben und das auf eine sehr amüsante Weile. Die Zeit war sehr kurzweilig und ich kann die Tour nur jedem ans Herz legen.

June 8, 2022


War eine interessante Führung mit viel Wissenswertem über die Entstehung und Geschichte über St.Pauli, Reeperbahn, Herbertstrasse, große Freiheit usw.. Wir hatten uns allerdings etwas mehr Glamour von obigem vorgestellt. Eben so, wie man es im Fernsehen gezeigt bekommt. Man sollte es aber trotzdem mal gesehen haben. Alleine schon wie das alles mit Witz und Pointen von unserem Guide präsentiert wurde. Es war ein sehr schöner Abend.

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June 5, 2022


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