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The Night Watchman Tour

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Address: Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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We took the whole family and it added a nice dimension to our vacation. It was a nice walk in evening with great stories. It was a wonderful evening activity

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is nice activity in Rothenberg. A gentleman leads you through an hour walk of the city. He gives you a summary of the cities history in a very entertaining manner.

Thank Gary L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the whole family and it added a nice dimension to our vacation. It was a nice walk in evening with great stories. It was a wonderful evening activity

Thank AlaskaDO
Orange Park, Florida
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a fabulous tour - funny, entertaining, engaging, informative, and a superb night walk around the city. The tour is so good that it is worth doing on a second visit to Rothernburg. The tour moves at a good pace both verbally and physically. Temps were cold but we went anyway and I'm so glad we didn't miss this!!!

Thank Sundrinkr
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever get the chance to go to this fascinating place do yourself a favour and stay inside the walls and do this tour!!!!! The guy has all the historical information but he is a natural storyteller and imparts his knowledge with a humour that is so natural it just slips in under your skin and next thing you're... More 

Thank berriman
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got into town late on a Sunday and were disappointed we would not be able to start exploring since everything was closed. We happened upon this tour as it started and had no idea what to expect. There were 20 people in the tour so it was not overly crowded. Was a great tour providing history of the town!

Thank Amy H
Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An informative and enjoyable tour. Eric, the night watchman, was well suited to play the role of the night watchman. Do wear thick clothing as it gets cold when the wind blows.

Thank Soon Thiam C
Haifa, Israel
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and insighful tour in the heart of Rothenburg old town. the guide was funny and informative, and had many great little stories that came along to his tour. Rothenburg is amazing both in the day and mainly in the night. Hope we could come there again.

Thank Ron Y
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joined the tour at 8 pm on the town hall steps. Was an interesting tour and learnt a lot about medieval Rothenburg. Suitable for everyone except those with walking problems. The walk is at a fairly slow pace and only a couple of km at the most with lots of stops for the Nightwatchman's stories. Well worth 7 euros that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide for this tour was very funny and informative, and the tour was an excellent way to get to experience this historic town. I would highly recommend participating!

Thank Libby D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second year in a row it is so GREAT my wife came along this year. Hans Georg Baumgartner is the Night Watchman. He is very humorous and has a great story to tell you on the History of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. One late comer asked did everyone pay yet and he replied no I will collect at the end... More 

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