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Ghost Tour with the Executioner

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Address: Marktplatz, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Phone Number: +49 176 38911506
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The english ghost-tour starts at 7pm from the marketplace and ends there at...

The english ghost-tour starts at 7pm from the marketplace and ends there at 8pm. The tour is daily from April to the end of December. No registration necessary. The tour starts for 4 people minimum. The executioner can come few minutes late - due to his german tour before. Please wait for him.

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A Fun Hour

While I would recommend the Night Watchmen Tour first, this one was fun and informative about some of the darker history of the city. It does finish with a great picture... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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The Woodlands, TX
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The Woodlands, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While I would recommend the Night Watchmen Tour first, this one was fun and informative about some of the darker history of the city. It does finish with a great picture opportunity with the executioner himself.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Just took to Executioners tour and had a great time! George gives a very funny, and at times dark, tour of the town from the perspective of the medival executioner. A good tour to take in addition to the Watchman's tour. Gave some insights to the 'job' of executioner in the medival times and how one would get involved in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Executioner welcomes you to his town and his life in the old days. I won't tattle on what he says (because he could punish me for gossip!). I was worried the subject matter might be too much for the kids in the group, but he spoke directly to them, keeping their rapt attention, and when their eyes were as... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a nice tour of Rothenburg from the Executioners perspective; however, I was disappointed in how it was billed. Please know that there are no ghost stories told. I even asked specifically about ghost stories at the end of the tour and was told their aren't any. If you are going on the tour to understand what life was... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

My daughter (21) wanted to go on the Executioner's Tour and my husband and I just rolled our eyes and went along. The tour was so much more than we expected. George (the guide) embraced the role of executioner and shared the story of how he came to hold this position, his role in the community, the many reasons people... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We had an enjoyable evening with George. Although it was only a small group he still gave us the full experience of walking through the town with the executioner in the 1300's. He was both informative on this serious subject, but with a hint of humour thrown in to keep it entertaining. If you enjoyed the night watchman tour, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed this tour. The guide played the role of executioner and told tales of his life in medieval times. The content was informative , fun and interesting. I particularly enjoyed the insight on why society feared witches and supported the torture methods of the time. Highly recommend

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

The tour is another option to the night watchman tour. We actually did both tours and enjoyed each of them (they are quite different). The guide is really funny!

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

The executioner keeps the tour interesting as well as entertaining! It is a fun way to walk the streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber! The executioner obviously enjoys his "job"!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

So we did the night watchman's tour the first night, which was great. Then we thought we would try this tour the second night in town. It was snowing, but we bundled up and went to the town square. We waited around a little while, and eventually the guide appeared. He walked by said Hi and then kept walking away.... More 

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