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The Night Watchman Tour

Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Loved this tour. Our guide was humorous and we learned a lot about the history of Rothenburg. Just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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The Best Tour Ever!

Really a great experience. The nightwatchman is a great story teller, historian and performer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“honor system” (22 reviews)
“large crowd” (20 reviews)
Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this tour. Our guide was humorous and we learned a lot about the history of Rothenburg. Just show up at the Town Hall steps. No reservation requires. Pay cash at the end. I was able to hear no matter where we stood and we...More

Thank TravelingTeacher06
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really a great experience. The nightwatchman is a great story teller, historian and performer. You will be equally educated and entertained. One of my favorite activities on our entire trip.

Thank Skurj
Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour is simply the most entertaining hour of medieval wonder anywhere in Germany. The Night Watchman – dressed in a medieval garb & carrying his Horn, Lantern & Hellebarde – takes his spellbound audience every evening from the Market square, down the Herngasse to...More

Thank Sagnik B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was somewhat interested in this, but didn’t know what to expect. It ended up being amazing. The watchman was hilarious but also taught us a ton about the history of the town and area. It was fascinating as we walked to a few different...More

Thank szobell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Night Watchman's Tour on our first night in Rothenburg. Although the tour was crowded-80+ people, Georg was able to keep the crowd together and moving and also made sure that everyone could hear. He was wonderfully entertaining with his dry manner and...More

Thank RHF1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Night Watchman Tour is excellent. It is a good mixture of history and entertainment. You don't pay up front. At the end of the tour, you pay on the honor system. It's around five euros or so and well worth the price. The tour...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a terrific tour & well worth the hour. English tours are at 8pm, German at 9.30pm, nightly throughout the main season. The Nightwatchman (Hans Georg Baumgartner) has been doing it for 20 odd years & knows his Rothenburg history which he delivers with...More

Thank mrstraveller1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will admit I wasn't sure what to expect when a man dressed from the past stepped up to take this tour, but I really enjoyed it. From the very start the 'night watchman' shared bits of history and facts about the town in a...More

Thank Clare P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best tour and should not be missed! The tour guide is engaging and in character! It was the most enjoyable tour my husband and I have ever taken!

Thank kat53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was told by a local that the night watch tour was led by "a John Cleese" type chap. I'd disagree, he was more like Eric Idle. But regardless it was a great way to wind down a great day in Rothenberg. For only eight...More

Thank YosemiteTraveler875
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4 May 2017|
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.
14 March 2017|
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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!
Tyler T
28 February 2017|
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.