St Pauli Nachtmarkt

Top choice in St Pauli & Reeperbahn

Wednesday late afternoon and evening is a terrific time to be in St Pauli when the weekly night market takes over Spielbudenplatz with food stalls, live bands (usually around 6pm or 7pm) and plenty of comfy chairs to knock back a beer.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby St Pauli & Reeperbahn attractions

1. Panoptikum

0.03 MILES

If wax museums are your thing, Hamburg has a decent version with more than 120 figures spread over four floors. Everyone gets a run, from Queen Elizabeth…

2. Tanzende Türme

0.11 MILES

Watching over the eastern gateway to St Pauli since 2011, the 'Dancing Towers' are a Hamburg icon. The two towers buck and weave by up to 3m from the…

3. Davidwache

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South of the Reeperbahn stands the star of many a German crime film and TV show, the Davidwache. This brick police station, festooned with ornate ceramic…

4. Sankt Pauli Museum

0.16 MILES

To make historical sense of St Pauli, this museum is an excellent place to start. It takes you back to the earliest days of the neighbourhood, brings to…

5. Herbertstrasse

0.24 MILES

Along Davidstrasse, a painted tin wall bars views into Herbertstrasse, a block-long bordello that’s off-limits to men under 18 and to women of all ages…

6. Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

0.33 MILES

Hamburg's history museum has lots of kid-friendly features: it's chock-full of intricate ship models, has a large model train set (which runs on the hour)…

7. Beatles-Platz

0.35 MILES

Designed like a vinyl record, it has abstract steel sculptures resembling cookie cutters of the Fab Four (including a hybrid of Ringo Starr and Pete Best).

8. Star Club Memorial

0.35 MILES

The seminal venue for the Beatles opened in 1962. It has since burnt down and there is a sad historical marker. Thai karaoke now echoes off the walls.