Hamburg
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Our most recommended Hamburg Walking Tours

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

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

    Discover Hamburg’s wild side on this sex and crime tour in the St. Pauli district. Hear interesting anecdotes and details 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 Rippe...

    It was an excellent tour, very exciting and lots of interesting stories and information. Linda is an excellent guide and very friendly!

  • St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour by Drag Queen or Local Celebrity with Drink

    2. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour by Drag Queen or Local Celebrity with Drink

    Discover Hamburg's iconic district of St. Pauli with a local drag queen guide. Your insightful guide will share their own unique experiences and stories about the St. Pauli district as they take you on a journey across the Reeperbahn. Find out what life was like in Hamburg’s most famous district, how it has changed, and how fascinating it is today. Hear how Germany’s most famous and colorful drag queen Olivia Jones speaks up for respect, diversity, and tolerance. Enjoy the witty remarks, quirky anecdotes, as well as a cheeky drink. This tour combines the perfect mix of information, entertainment, stops, and sights. You’ll no doubt be ready for a night out in St. Pauli once your tour ends.

  • St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Bars & Red Light District Walking Tour with Drink

    3. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Bars & Red Light District Walking Tour with Drink

    Explore Hamburg's St. Pauli neighborhood and experience the famous Reeperbahn street and entertainment district. Listen to adult tales of sex and crime as you visit numerous pubs, theaters, and sex shops. Walk past the famous boxing and erotic bar “Zur Ritze” where Mike Tyson and the Klitschko brothers trained. You’ll also pass by the most famous side street of the Reeperbahn: the Große Freiheit. Listen to stories about the nightlife scene in the city and the famous strip clubs including the "Dollhouse" play. Learn about life in this special Kiez and its rules. Your guide will tell you both dark and funny anecdotes as you walk around, providing you with additional context and background information that you wouldn’t otherwise know. To make the tour even more special, take the opportunity to enjoy a drink with your group and guide.

  • Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

    4. Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

    Visit the Elbphilharmonie Plaza with your guide, with some exciting background about this spectacular building to accompany you along the way. Hear about the building’s original plans, plus its construction, completion challenges, and special features. Tour the outside of the building while learning about its façade and other external features. Then, travel on up the Tube — the longest escalator in the world. Glimpse its large panoramic window before arriving at the Plaza: an activity hub connecting the historical docks to the modern glass architecture. Take a moment to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Hamburg over the harbor and HafenCity from the Plaza. Hear about the music that is played inside as your guide gifts you with more tidbits about this striking modern structure.

  • Hamburg: Guided Tour Elbphilharmonie excluding Concert Halls

    5. Hamburg: Guided Tour Elbphilharmonie excluding Concert Halls

    Visit the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and get some exciting background information about the spectacular concert hall–from the original idea and implementation, to its completion difficulties and special features. Tour outside the building and learn about the façade and its other exterior features. Then enter the Elbphilharmonie on the Tube, the longest escalator in the world. Pass the large panoramic window then reach the Plaza: the hub of all activity and the link between the historical quayside and the modern glass structure. At the Elbphilharmonie Plaza hear everything you need to know about the concert halls and the venues and facilities within the building. Take the outside gangway of the Plaza and circle the entire building, discovering views of Hamburg's sights from all directions.

    It was a very nice guide, who had a good loud voice and had many stories to tell about the creation and construction of the Elbphilharmonie. Although our location was next to a stand with a very loud music, the man had a very good voice.it was very exciting and entertaining and was fun.thank you very much

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

    6. 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.

    Wir wurden von Paul herumgeführt. Er zeigte uns die interessanten Orte und reicherte das ganze mit Hintergrundinformationen an. Insgesamt sehr empfehlenswerte Tour. Bedingt durch Corona hatte es weniger Teilnehmer und auf individuelle Fragen konnte mehr Zeit verwendet werden. Very good tour. I did enjoy it very much. Highly reccomended.

  • Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

    7. Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

    Meet near the Elbphilharmonie for this tour and see what this part of Hamburg has to offer. Your guide will wait for you with your tickets. Enter the building via the longest escalator in the world, the "Tube".

    Pass the panoramic window and get to the majestic Plaza. Ass you stroll through the building, learn what is so unique about this masterpiece and its concert hall. Get a deep insight into the background of the Elbphilharmonie, leaving no questions unanswered.

    Unfortunately, the concert halls can't be visited. After having seen the "Elphi", continue your tour outside to get to know more of Hamburg. Discover the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district and listen to the explanations of your guide.

    Then, cross over to the modern Hafencity and marvel at its futuristic buildings. There are many ce...

    This tour focused on architecture , town development and some history. It was maybe a little onesided. I expected to see more of the town on this walk.

  • Reeperbahn: 2.5 hour Crime, Sex workers & St Pauli Tour

    8. Reeperbahn: 2.5 hour Crime, Sex workers & St Pauli Tour

    Experience a premium tour of Hamburg's infamous Reeperbahn. Learn more about the past and present of the red light district, immerse yourself in the depths of St. Pauli and enjoy an exclusive drink in the middle of the district. On this tour, experience this exciting setting up close and, for the guys, enjoy an exclusive visit to the famous Herbertstraße. Try a local favorite drink, then continue on your discovery tour of St. Pauli. See it all - the Davidwache, red light district, Herbertstraße and Große Freiheit. Learn all about the clubs along the Reeperbahn like the former StarClub and the famous Ritze with its boxing gym.

    Spannende Führung mit vielen Insights der Reeperbahn. Wir hatten mit Ulf einen sehr kompetenten und humorvollen Guide, der die Tour sehr kurzweilig machte.

  • Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

    9. Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

    Experience a culinary tour of Hamburg's Shanzenviertel. Characterized by the wide variety of cafes and bars, the district will delight you with endless culinary options. The Sternschanze was once a star-shaped defense structure. Today, it enjoys a cult status similar to the Reeperbahn. Nowhere else in Hamburg will you have the opportunity to see the fight against gentrification and commerce at first hand, and on the tour you will discuss current topics such as the increase in rent prices and the trade and interest of investors. Explore a district that has emerged as one of the trendiest areas in the city. With an area of 0.60 square kilometers, the Sternschanze is one of the smallest but also most exciting neighborhoods in the whole of Hamburg. Right in the heart of the district is the left-wing autonomous center, the “Rote Flora.” Follow in the footsteps of Carl Hagenbeck and the true...

    Hervorragende Tour mz Britta! Eine tolle Führung durch den einzigartigen MultiKulti Statdtteil Schanze bzw. das Schanzenviertel. Es wurde viel erzählt über den Ursprung der Schanze, beginnend mit der Sternenschanze. Die ausgewählten Restaurants waren einmal um den Globus, Hamburg, Frankreich, Vietnam, Pakistan & Türkei. Da hätte man noch mehr essen können. Eine tolle Tour mit Britta, eine äußerst charmante Person sowie gebildeter und wortgewandter Guide.

  • Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour for Harry Potter and Magic Fans

    10. Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour for Harry Potter and Magic Fans

    Discover the corners of Hamburg that could well have served as a background for a Harry Potter movie, including the "Diagon Alley" of the city. Learn fun facts about the mystical creatures that you can find scattered across town and the legends behind them.  Your guide will show you many secret corners of Hamburg that only locals know about, and also test your knowledge about Harry Potter. You will also learn about the history of the city of Hamburg and its history.

    I absolutely had a blast! It was so fun to see the magic in every corner and also play a fun HP quiz! Would recommend this tour to Potterheads visiting Hamburg if you want to see the old town with your Magic glasses on ✨

Planning Your Visit

  • How do the free tours work?

    Free walking tours are perfect for those visiting on shoestring budgets or simply unsure how much to pay in advance. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there is a catch! Remember your guide does this for a living so bring some cash and pay what you think it was worth at the end. If you don't, make sure you can handle the guilt-trip!

  • How hard is it?

    Hamburg walking tours can last up to five hours, but most are in the region of two to three hours. If that still seems like hard-going, why not choose a shorter, more specialized tour, perhaps around a certain district of your choice, or around themed landmarks - how about the venues where The Beatles played?

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 32,402 reviews

We were too punctual, so we almost joined the wrong tour. After a bit of waiting, the tour guides came and we were split up. Our guide Flo was a young guy with a very cheeky snout, which he told us directly. We found his rough manner but extremely entertaining and he was able to interact so well with all participants and also take counterattacks. So, we had a great tour, which unfortunately took place completely in the rain, but where he made the best of it. Unfortunately, due to the corona ordinance, there was no bar visit with a drink, but there was an extra schnapps if required. Conclusion: Great tour with a great guide, highly recommended if you want to experience the typical Kiez flair.

I got off at the wrong stop and was quite stranded. I called the office for help, and they were super helpful going as far as making the rest of the group wait a few minutes for me. The tour guide also knew his stuff and had a good sense of humour. It was a memorable and fun experience for all of us!

It was a very nice tour with interesting topics. I would like to do it again and can only recommend this guided tour.

Competent and humorous leadership. ANJA is a very dedicated city guide

Nice trip - very good guide with very good knowledge