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The Night Watchman Tour

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Address: Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Superb tour for the whole family

It's funny/entertaining AND informative. The guy's a pro - been doing it for 25+ years. He is funny but in a strange kind of way. The tour length is just right. It's clear he's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's funny/entertaining AND informative. The guy's a pro - been doing it for 25+ years. He is funny but in a strange kind of way. The tour length is just right. It's clear he's really mastered his craft. I'd recommend doing this on the first night you're there as then you can see the city through the appropriate historical lens.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of our trip to Germany. Definitely worth the minimal effort to participate in. Payment is on the honor system and Robert Plant, I mean the night watchman, is not only funny but full of local knowledge. Wish I had stayed in Rothenberg the whole time we were in Germany!

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Brisbane Region, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Night Watchman Tour was beyond expectaions. Have been back from our Europe trip 2 weeks and this tour was by far the most excellent tour we had. The tour guide (if you could call him that) set you back to the day as if you were there. His stories kept you laughing but were so informative at the same... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

the man is a genius. this was hands down the most fun, informative and interesting tour i have ever had the pleasure to enjoy. If you're in Bavaria, go to Rothenburg, even if its just for this!

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Virginia USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very entertaining and informative walking tour. Good for all ages and the walk is not strenuous. Great thing to do if you are staying in town because it is a later tour.

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Bountiful, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We heard about this from Rick Steves but I thought it looked a little hokey. We were glad we went, he did a great job and it was very informative and entertaining. Make sure you take the original tour that meets in front of town hall and not one of the copy-cat tours. We ran into one of them and... More 

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hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

For 5 euro this talk & walk around the amazing Medieval village was top value. I did the English walk & he was so informative. There would have been at least 200 people. Now this sounds horrific but everyone was able to spread out & when he spoke he would stand on a seat etc & project his amazing voice... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife didn't even want to go on this tour at first, but it turned out to be her favorite thing we did during our whole trip! The Night Watchman gives a lot of interesting history of the city, but he does it in a humorous and entertaining manner. Yes, there will be a lot of people on the tour... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I always try visit Rothenburg when we are in Europe. And we always take in the Night Watchman tour when we are in Rothenburg. The guide is funny, entertaining, and knowledgeable about the history of the town. His English is all very good. The tour takes about an hour and visits mainly the center and the western... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Night Watchman tour is the best walking tour from a professional entertainer that has a unique comic delivery. Imagine if a German boy learned English from watching "Snagglepuss" Cartoons. Top notch.

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