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The Night Watchman Tour

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Address: Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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The tour begins in the town square and is conducted by the “Night Watchman”, dressed in period garb. The tour takes a little over an hour, and is a leisurely walk as you learn... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour begins in the town square and is conducted by the “Night Watchman”, dressed in period garb. The tour takes a little over an hour, and is a leisurely walk as you learn the history of Rothenburg. Not only is the tour informative, but it is very entertaining, thanks to the wit and humor of the Night Watchman.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a changeable day we hung around for the 8pm tour in English having checked out the reviews on Tripadvisor and we, as so many others have, had a great time. Our 10, 12 and 14 year olds were all wondering why we were there and what was in it for them but within a few minutes they were listening... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was cold but we were well bundled and it wasn't a problem. Our family thoroughly enjoyed this. All ages were in our large group and he kept all our attention. It took about an hour and it was a combination of walking and standing. While he leads the walk he does move at a brisk pace, so keep that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The nightwatchman stayed in character the whole time. He gave us a lot of history on his job as well as the history of Rothenburg. Very interesting and entertaining!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The night watchman has such a great personality for this role. He electrified the audience and intrigued those young and old. Great sense of humour as well!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The nightwatchman is absolutely entertaining - amazing narration of the town's history with facts and humour. Our children age 12 and 9 thoroughly enjoyed this 1-hour walk through the Old Town of Rothenburg. We did the walk in late December - yes it was cold but absolutely beautiful. You pay 8Euro at the end of the walk into Georg's hat.... More 

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Leverkusen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Before journeying to Rothenburg a colleague had recommended that we experience the Night Watchman tour here. It was a great recommendation. Being the only pure English native speaker in our family party I decided to attend the 20:00 evening tour in English accompanied by our Hovawart dog - the only dog in attendance that evening. The rest of the family... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I went during early December so the town was lit up beautifully with Christmas lights while on the tour. They offer both German and English tours and the night watchman was very entertaining. It's great for adults and older kids but due to the length of the tour( 1 hour) it was too cold for my smaller children to last... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour with the Night Watchman tonight. My kids, 7 and 3, both enjoyed it as well. I'm so glad we detoured our trip to include Rothenburg. Great medieval city!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Absolutely, hands down, one of the best tours we've ever been on! We have done it a few times now (when family visits we take them). The nightwatchman is highly entertaining, has amazing delivery, and the history is both educational and entertaining. You pay 8Euro plus whatever you want to tip him. Definitely enhances a trip to the already beautiful... More 

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