We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Night Watchman Tour

Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
20-30-21-30
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Don't miss George!

This one hour tour each evening to recount the history of Rothenburg was one of the highlights of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
HokieGal30
,
Albany, New York
Excellent tour

The Watchman shares interesting facts about Rothenburg's history without getting caught up in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Les L
,
St. Petersburg, Florida
via mobile
Read all 937 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“honor system” (22 reviews)
“large crowd” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
CONTACT
Website
20-30-21-30
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (937)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 937 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This one hour tour each evening to recount the history of Rothenburg was one of the highlights of our Bavarian trip! George was informative, but most of all entertaining. Adults and kids will be sure to enjoy!

Thank HokieGal30
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Watchman shares interesting facts about Rothenburg's history without getting caught up in minutiae. Very entertaining. My only criticism was that his voice trailed off at the end of many sentences making it hard to hear the last few words.

Thank Les L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our tour must have had 75-100 people and it was not crowded or hard to hear! The Nightwatchman is very entertaining and gave a great 1 hour history lesson. We are traveling with our adult son and this was a highlight of our trip! Highly...More

Thank Rocki47
Reviewed 4 days ago

Joined the Nightwatchman tour at Christmas time and thoroughly enjoyed it. An entertaining and informative couple of hours by a guide who spoke very good English and clearly enjoyed his job. Being winter, the cold weather added to the atmosphere and made this medieval gem...More

Thank DMG0375
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the night watchman tour and enjoyed it immensely. The guide has a great sense of humor and his storytelling ability makes a huge difference. The tour is about 1 hour long and you get to see several places around the main square and...More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hans-Georg Baumgartner leads one of the better tours you will take anywhere, and is easily the most entertaining hour you will spend while in Rothenburg. Show up in front of the Town Hall shortly before 8PM, and then enjoy the tale of Rothenburg as you...More

Thank R4Hand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour of Rothenburg! Very interesting, learned a lot, and very I entertaining! A great way to spend an hour. Don't miss this tour.

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is probably the best thing in Rothenburg. The night watchman tour is funny, interesting, and highly educational. I also took the daytour at 2 pm and it was terrible compared to this one. I only speak English and I have real difficulty when...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the night watchman tour, did not know what to expect but the gentleman conducting it spoke English very well and was very informative about the history of the town and the typical duties of the night watchman. He sprinkled in some humor as well...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Night Watchman is very entertaining. He guides groups through the town sharing interesting facts and little known stories. This is a great tour through a beautiful city.

Thank Diane G
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Tilman Riemenschneider Restaurant
15 reviews
.11 km away
Brothaus Cafe Burgbernheim
25 reviews
.14 km away
Hotel Reichskuchenmeister
496 reviews
.07 km away
Restaurant Alter Keller
406 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Town
2,448 reviews
.23 km away
Rothenburg Town Hall (Rathaus)
988 reviews
.02 km away
Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum)
989 reviews
.18 km away
St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)
561 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
vintage40s
We REALLY want to do this and will be in the area around May 30 - June 1. Is there a night watchman tour in English during that time? How can we find out for sure and make a reservation? Thank you!!!!
4 May 2017|
Answer
Response from Eyekaytoo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at 20:00 each evening. No reservations needed/possible - just turn up at the market place a few minutes beforehand.
0
Votes
GraceGarland
Hi! There will be 8 of us coming September 24. We would like to attend the English speaking tour. is it still at 8 pm? Do we need reservations since there are 8 of us? Thanks you so much!
14 March 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Sybil K | Reviewed this property |
You do not need reservations, as he takes everyone that shows up. Make sure you do this...so much fun!
1
Vote
Tyler T
Will there be tours during the week of March 5?
28 February 2017|
Answer
Response from chmido | Reviewed this property |
It looks like tours are only Saturdays at eight thru March 11. Which means there would be a tour on March 4 and March 11.
1
Vote