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The Night Watchman Tour

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Address: Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Very entertaining and educational

Our accommodation was within the walls of the old fortified town of Rothenburg and this tour was a perfect complement to our stay. Entertaining and educational and a great way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Fairfax, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Be sure to get yourself to the Rathaus (City Hall) at 8:00 in the evening for the daily night watchman's tour. For about an hour, you'll follow this clever, costumed fellow as he makes his "rounds." Truthfully, you won't see many sights, but the real value (it's 7 Euros per person) is what you'll hear. The watchman's banter is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our accommodation was within the walls of the old fortified town of Rothenburg and this tour was a perfect complement to our stay. Entertaining and educational and a great way to see around the town, especially on the first night. Highly recommended!

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Celle, Germany
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic way to learn about the history of Rothenburg. The Nightwatchman is both entertaining and informative. The history behind this beautiful city is fascinating. He tells the tale with humor but also getting across the fascinating facts. Would happily do the tour again.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun. Obviously scripted but very informational and you learn a lot and while having fun. My husband, who is hard to impress said he would certainly do it again.

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Lakeland, Tn
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our entire trip! My husband even purchased the video because we were curious to discover more secrets of a Medieval town.The Night Watchman was fascinating, funny and thoroughly entertaining. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you are in Rothenburg, then you simply must take the Night Watchman Tour. This guy tells quite the stories - and in such a delightful way. People were really enjoying his tails, his style, and his persona. This is a must.

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The Villages, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent historical and entertaining presentation. Attracts large crowds but can you easily hear and see. Englis tour nightly at 8pm.

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Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I won't reiterate what everyone has said about Hans except this: the night that we went, as the tour is at 8 pm, it was pouring until a few minutes before and he still had about 50 people in attendance. This tells you something, doesn't it? I have written to Hans with a question and received a prompt reply. He... More 

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St. Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Our hotel staff recommended the Night Watchman tour upon our arrival to Rothenberg. The tour was educational and filled with humor. Both the humor and the education kept us enthralled with the entire tour. It really is worth the time and the contribution.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to spend a few days in Rothenburg and on one evening, we enjoyed the Night Watchman Tour. Hans was an outstanding guide and his voice only added to the suspense and joy of the tour. This was, without doubt, one of the top walking tours I have ever had the... More 

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