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Our most recommended Hamburg Night Tours

Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

1. Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

Embark on a roundtrip evening cruise from the historical and romantically-illuminated Speicherstadt through the Hamburg harbor's sea of light. Enjoy a boat tour through the Speicherstadt canals and discover the highlights of Hamburg from the water. Learn about the history behind this intriguing city. See the Zollkanal, Wasserschloss, and the International Maritime Museum, and cruise along the modern HafenCity, the newest district in the Hanseatic city. See the HafenCity University, the Marco Polo Tower, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and the panorama of the district.  Catch a breathtaking view of St. Pauli Piers all the way to Überseebrücke with the museum ships Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego. Sail through the port's sea of light again and witness the activity around the container terminals.

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

2. 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: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

3. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

Admire Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions sparkling at night, marvel at the illuminated Speicherstadt District, and see impressive container ships up-close aboard a 1.5-hour evening cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your nighttime harbor adventure on land as you cross the famous "Überseebrücke" bridge to reach the pier where you will board a traditional Hamburger boat referred to as a Barkasse. Listen as your captain decides on which route the boat will take based on weather conditions, the water tides, or, if for example, a really exciting and interesting container ship or a special boat is visiting the harbor. Set off and glide into the narrow waterways of the largest warehouse district in the world known as Speicherstadt. Take in the stunning architecture of buildings standing on timber-pile foundations and oak logs beautifully lit up. Sit back and relax as you go past Hafen City. Explore the open decks and feel the cooling sea breezes as you wait for perfect photo opportunities from the boat’s many vantage points. Cruise past rows of massive container ships as the boat makes its way into St. Pauli’s Pier and the shining Hamburg Port. Learn the history of the many important landmarks from your German-speaking expert guide. As your trip comes to an end, disembark right in front of the Elbphilharmonie or you can choose to get off back at where the cruise initially took off.

Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

4. 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.

Sex and Crime in St. Pauli - tour for ages 18+

5. Sex and Crime in St. Pauli - tour for ages 18+

Discover Hamburg’s wild side on this sex and crime walking tour in the St. Pauli district. Hear interesting anecdotes and details from your guide about the lives and loves of the red light district as you visit its legendary spots. On your tour visit the “Zur Ritze” bar and learn how it got its name. Head down to the boxing club in the basement, where Mike Tyson and the Klitschko brothers trained. Find out where the famous local boxer disappeared to and why so many celebrities come to this rustic bar. Head to the “Olivias Wilde Jungs Stripclub,” a different type of strip club, since men are only allowed in if they dance. See how women can walk down Herbertstrasse, and learn about the Nutella gang and its rivals, the GMBH gang. Discover who controls St. Pauli, who was the godfather in the neighborhood, and how the legal system works here. Find out if Jack the Ripper or someone similar was in Hamburg, and get entrance to a premier show club at the end of the guided tour.

Hamburg Historical Sex Worker Tour: Then & Now (18+)

6. Hamburg Historical Sex Worker Tour: Then & Now (18+)

Take a guided tour of St. Pauli and hear fascinating stories of beautiful women on this unique, offbeat walking tour. Learn all about sex work in Hamburg with a lively guide offering plenty of background information, as well as interesting anecdotes and famous stories as you pass by the heart of Hamburg's red light district; the Reeperbahn in St. Pauli. On your tour, an actress dressed as a 16th-century sex worker will tell you everything there is to know about this infamous district, and she'll offer plenty of information on anything that might spark your curiosity. Her striking red and yellow-winged hat was once mandatory apparel for sex workers in Hamburg. Travel through the past and present of sex work: from the temple in ancient Babylon and the official position of the Church, to the life and work of former sex workers right in the heart of St. Pauli. Learn more about taboos in sexual practices, clothing, and articles, and get a coupon for a local sex shop.  To end the tour, stop at a local bar and enjoy a shot of Hurenschnaps, or "whores' schnapps," and see the red light district in a whole new light.

Hamburg: Insider Tour of the Reeperbahn & St. Pauli

7. Hamburg: Insider Tour of the Reeperbahn & St. Pauli

Encounter Hamburg's famous red-light district with celebrities and real Reeperbahn experts like Udo Lindenberg’s legendary bodyguard; Eddy Kante, an iconic barker; Fabian Zahrt, a sexy Burlesque dancer; Setty Mois, or colorful drag queens like Barbie Stupid and Lee Jackson. Experience Germany's most popular neighborhood tour, featuring the perfect mix of information, entertainment, sinful stops and sights, and a crazy sightseeing show. Pass by the world-famous Herbertstraße and the Davidwache police station before visiting a BDSM dungeon or a sex shop.

Hamburg: Freemason Walking Tour

8. Hamburg: Freemason Walking Tour

Enjoy a unique guided tour that investigates the impact of the secret society of Freemasons on the city of Hamburg. With an experienced guide you will uncover the history of this organisation within Hamburg and gain some insight into this otherwise mysterious society.  Meet your guide at the main port of the memorial of the St. Nikolai church. From here you will set out on your Feemason adventure. Head to three of the secret society's most important locations: the Hamburg Town Hall, Stephansplatz and it's surroundings and the present headquarters of the Hamburg Masonic Lodge. Learn about the signs and symbols used by this society and discover where they have left their mark on the city of Hamburg. 

Hamburg: Original Kiez Tour in German with Eddy Kante

9. Hamburg: Original Kiez Tour in German with Eddy Kante

Discover Hamburg's iconic district of St. Pauli with Eddy Kante, the well-known bodyguard of Udo Lindenberg. Get an insider's perspective as you tour the famous neighborhoods and lesser-known spots. Born in Hagen, Kante roamed St. Pauli for decades together with the famous rocker, and was also a member of a notorious biker club and played an active role in the biker scene throughout Germany when he was younger. His biography, In meinem Herzen kocht das Blut (blood boils within my heart), became a bestseller. This highly-regarded life confession also helped Eddy to finally break with his past. Hear about the current situation in St. Pauli and what it takes to become a member of a biker gang. Learn firsthand how and why Eddy came to St. Pauli for the first time. Learn the story that lies behind Udo Lindenberg's stardom in front of Cafe Keese, and see where the legendary bodyguard had his first solo performance on stage.

Hamburg: Olivia Jones Tour with Iconic Barker Fabian

10. Hamburg: Olivia Jones Tour with Iconic Barker Fabian

Get a unique look at the neighborhood culture with Olivia Jones's iconic barker (German: Koberer)  Fabian Zahrt. What makes a barker an icon, how does one fall into such a profession and why does one become a pimp at all? Hear the answers to all these and more on an amusing walking tour of Hamburg's red-light district. Get to know the characters that populate Fabian's circle of friends, like the men with telling names like "Snow Queen" or the ladies of the "Geiz Club." A true child of the neighborhood, Fabian knows all the tricks of the trade and exactly how to get pleasure without danger. After over 20 years in the neighborhood, there's barely a place he doesn't know inside and out - including the Davidwache police station. With a St. Pauli insider, take a look behind the façade of an S&M club. Depending on the time, end the tour at either the Olivia Jones Bar or Olivia's Kiez Oase. Ask your guide questions until your heart's content here and party into the night with the Olivia Jones family.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,929 reviews

Was a super nice boat trip, it was very informative and also very personable and funny. Was a real cool speaker. You should only dress warmly. It also felt like the boat trip was a little different for each group, nothing was rattled off.

A real experience. Real progress compared to a day tour. The lights everywhere and the appearance of the terminals was fantastic. The drinks a little expensive.

It was particularly exciting on Friday evening ))))) The guide's name was Gan (or Can) and he told it very interestingly!

Great event! Learned so much about Hamburg! Everything live and in real! We enjoyed it very much!

Great leadership. Very authentic and entertaining!