St. Pauli Nachtwächter
© Der-Original-St-Pauli-Nachtwächter

Guided tour with the "St. Pauli Night Watchman"


  • Authentic and fascinating guided tour
  • Exploring the "Matrosenroute"
  • Insight of the history
  • Europe's largest red-light district

With plenty of humour and sailor's charm, St. Pauli's night watchman will show you how Europe's largest amusement and red-light district grew up between Millerntor and Altona. The tour follows the old, well-trodden "Matrosenroute" (sailors' route) in just a few minutes from the piers on the Elbe to the world-famous Reeperbahn. The plentiful anecdotes from the history of Grosse Freiheit, the theatre on Spielbudenplatz and the Davidwache are told in a knowledgeable and entertaining way, answering all the questions you never dared to ask before.

  • Departure and opening hours

    Daily 8.30 p.m., additional Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m.

  • Duration
    1,5 hours
  • Venue/Meeting point
    U/S St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (on top of the pedestrian bridge)
  • Price information
    Adults: from 20.00 €
    Children from 12 to 17 years: 15.00 €

The original St. Pauli night watchman presents the notorious district of Hamburg.

Discover “The Great Freedom” with us:
St. Pauli's very ownnight watchman will guide you around the largest entertainment and red-light district in Europe, with original wit and seaman`s charm he'll present how this district was established.

Please join us walking along the old beaten seamanstrack to the world-famous Reeperbahn.

St. Pauli's night watchman humorously narrates the famous stories of  “The Great Freedom”, “David's Guard-house” and  “The theatreon the Spielbudenplatz” with anecdotes and deep knowledge.

He takes time to answer all the questions you could ever imagine, such as:

How expensive is"drying-out" in the David Guard-house?
What is the rope-scrapperand is he dangerous?
Where did Joe Cocker throw-up?
Are women allowed to take a look into the Herbert Street?
Where did Sir Paul McCartney pee on the street?

Are you curious to know more details then please do not hesitate to ask the St. Pauli night watchman.



Google translator for other languages

Please note that this is an automatic translation.
For better information, you can always switch to the German or English version

*if applicable plus service fee

Your COVID travel protection