Spielbudenplatz: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hamburg: In the Footsteps of "Olivia" Reeperbahn Tour

1. Hamburg: In the Footsteps of "Olivia" Reeperbahn Tour

Learn all about Germany's most famous drag queen, Olivia, on a walking tour with a local guide. Discover the many highlights of Hamburg's St. Pauli, Reeperbahn, and the Große Freiheit have to offer. With a local by your side, walk through Hamburg's red light district and past the Herbertstraße. See everything from the Dancing Towers to the famous David Wache as you listen to stories and funny anecdotes told by your guide. Discover the famous party miles, the Hans-Albers-Platz, and the Große Freiheit, where you can also find Olivia's bars. Plunge straight into Hamburg's nightlife and round off your tour with one local specialty drink and one shot.

Hamburg: Reeperbahn "Lust & Laster" Tour

2. Hamburg: Reeperbahn "Lust & Laster" Tour

Discover the highlights of the Reeperbahn on this for-adults-only guided tour. Stroll across the Spielbudenplatz, and see Hamburg's famous party mile. Meet your guide and start your tour at the beginning of the Reeperbahn and see the "Dancing Towers", 2 highrise buildings in the Reeperbahn district. Next, head to Spielbudenplatz, St. Pauli's most famous event venue. Continue past the Panoptikum, Germany's oldest wax museum, and pass by the famous Schmidt's Tivoli. Stop to admire the smallest police station in Europe, where the Beatles once spent the night. Continue through the iconic Red Light District and stroll down the notorious Herbertstraße (men only). Find the 3 cash machines with the highest turnover in Germany. Finish your tour on Hamburg's most famous party mile, the "Große Freiheit", ready to experience Hamburg's legendary nightlife.

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.



Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Hamburg's St Pauli and Reeperbahn districts at night. See all the best parts of both neighborhoods on a guided walking tour. Discover the eccentricity of this iconic area, famous for housing the city's historic red light district. Start your evening by walking through the streets of St Pauli as your guide tells stories and shares insight into the area’s history. As you make your way around the neighborhood, discover its past times and take a step back in time to see what it once looked like. Learn about the history and culture of St Pauli's red light district and walk down the Reeperbahn, with multiple stops along the way. Gaze at the 1948 Café Keese, the best-known nightclub in Hamburg. Visit Boutique Bizarre, a stylish erotic store that offers luxury items in an elegant environment. Toward the end of the tour, stop at Silbersack, a cult favorite since 1949, serving up chilled drinks and sentimental ballads. Enter this no-nonsense location that is far from glamorous, sip on a beer, and immerse yourself in the district's atmosphere while learning about its rules and mysteries.

Hamburg St Pauli: Red Light District Walking Tour

6. 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!

Reeperbahn: Private Tour

7. 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

Reeperbahn Tour: Sex, Sin, Parties, and Crime

8. 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 Walking Tour

9. Hamburg: St. Pauli Walking Tour

In St. Pauli, different worlds collide: red lights meet posh hotels, alternative lifestyles meet party culture, punk music meets pop music, suburbanites meet Hamburgers, and tourists meet old St. Paulians. Explore Hamburg's notorious nightlife and Red Light District on this historical tour through St. Pauli. This neighborhood tour includes the fascinating 400-year history of St. Pauli as well as a look at present-day sociopolitical developments. Let your guide take you to the most-famous landmarks, which fuel the cliché of the world's most "sinful mile". See the main highlights such as the Große Freiheit, the Davidwache, the Hans-Albers-Platz, the Herbertstraße, and the Spielbudenplatz. Discover all the hidden gems that make up today's livable and lovable St. Pauli and grab a drink in a quaint neighborhood pub that is close to the heart of the local residents.

Hamburg: Original Reeperbahn Walking Tour

10. Hamburg: Original Reeperbahn Walking Tour

The tour takes you in around 100 minutes from the former China Town to Hamburg's most notorious bar for mass murderers, via the Spielbudenplatz to the well-known police station Davidwache, past the world-famous Herbertstrasse and the boxing bar "Zur Ritze" to the "Große Freiheit", the heart of St. Pauli. Where did the "Nutella Bande" and the "GmbH" do the big business, how did the Große Freiheit get its name and are women really not allowed to walk through the public Herbertstrasse? Our insider-guides provide answers to the most important questions, so that you are well informed about the extraordinary world St. Pauli's stars, starlets and stories. Our success story started in 2006 with the legendary KultKieztour of Germany's most famous drag queen Olivia Jones. We are now Hamburg's best-known Kieztour provider with probably the best mix of information and entertainment.

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Our guide Matze was just great, cool and super relaxed. We weren't bored for a minute and we would have loved to have walked the Reeperbahn with him for hours. Since Matze is a local, he can tell you about so many events and of course knows his way around. 2 hours of guidance were simply far too little. Should we ever be in Hamburg again, we will definitely do this tour again.

Tour had been pushed back by an hour, but were informed in good time, so it was OK. Especially the guide, a real Hamburg original, was very good and had many interesting details. Unfortunately, the bar where we were supposed to take a "break" was full, so we moved on. That was a pity.

You can count yourself very lucky with Matze as your tour guide. From informative St. Pauli history to humorous stories from his life. We visited a lot of beautiful and worth seeing spots of the Reeperbahn and were amazed how quickly the 3-hour tour was over. Any time!

We had a great Reeperbahn and St.Pauli tour! Matze told very honestly and authentically about the history, life and work on the Kitz! It was exciting to listen to him and to gain a little insight! The tour is very worthwhile!

Very nice and experienced guide with great information and many anecdotes