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The St. Pauli & Harbor Tour starts outside the Clock Tower by Brücke 3 at the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken. Just look for the team in red SANDEMANs NEW Europe T-shirts!
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This 2.5-hour* walking tour covers the main sites & stories of the Reeperbahn and St. Pauli, including:

  • The port of Hamburg
  • Landungsbrücken landing stages
  • St. Pauli football club
  • The Reeperbahn pleasure mile
  • Germany’s biggest red light district: Herbertstraße & Große Freiheit
  • The Davidwache police station
  • The Nobistor gatepost
  • Beatles-platz 
  • Altona fish market
  • The Millerntor Gate
  • U-434 Soviet spy sub
  • Hans-Albers-Platz
  • A ferry ride through the harbor to St. Pauli

...and much more!

Hamburg’s world famous red light district stretches along either side of the Reeperbahn, the charmingly kitsch backbone of the proudly alternative St. Pauli. The ‘Kiez’ took shape right on the city limits, a home for outcasts and vagabonds who had nowhere else to settle. Its foundations as a refuge and self-made colony led it to develop into one of Hamburg’s most vibrant and welcoming districts. The legendary nightlife that makes it so popular highlights the tolerance of a neighborhood that has seen (and survived) it all: riots, prostitution, drugs, organised crime, world wars, booms and busts.

Hamburg’s relationship with St. Pauli is complex. Its raw (and sometimes raunchy) edge stands in contrast with the image the rest of the city exudes, yet is an integral part of what makes Hamburg the much-loved city it is. New buildings and renovations compete with the thousands of residents who fight to keep the character of their colorful neighborhood. St. Pauli draws millions of visitors a year and makes a massive contribution to the economy and fame of the city. Take a look beyond the tabloid headlines and you’ll find a living community struggling to defend its identity and dignity in the face of poverty and property developers.

This 2.5-hour walking tour uses public transport to make the most of the sights and leave a smaller carbon footprint. See the most famous (and hardest-working) police station in Germany and hear the wild stories behind the town where the Beatles learned much more than how to play music.

*You need to purchase a transit ticket to go on the Harbor boat ride

*Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!

Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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