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
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 4 Activities in Rothenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Starting each night in front of the Rathouse, the night watchman tour offers a droll and self effacing recounting of the history of Rothenberg from... more »
Write a Review

345 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    307
    30
    5
    3
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A great tour. Night watchman had a great sense of humour that was wasted on some of the people on the tour. Well worth the time to do.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, CO
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This tour is the best way to learn about the history of Rothenburg with great humor and fascinating commentary. We laughed and walked along with a fun crowd of tourists, led by the best character in town. The night watchman has found his true calling. When a person finds their real niche, this is what it looks like.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The one guy who runs the Night Watchman tour in Rothenburg is just amazing. He knows the history of the town and tells this in a very fun, animated, interesting way. Even little kids were captivated. He is funny and charming, and dresses the part in along black robe and carrying a halberd. His English is excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This tour was funny, educational, and extremely interesting. The watchman has a great dry sense of humor. If you go to this city, do the tour!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A funny man takes you in a travel across the history of this wonderful place, Rothenburg. In one hour you'll learn a lot, have plenty of laughs and get to know the essential spots of the village. Every touristic place should have such a tour with a guy just like this one. It starts at 8PM and you pay in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Essex
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was a little sceptical about this tour as I don't normally enjoy guided tours that much and generally prefer to just see the sights at my own leisure, but we decided to do this one as our hotel concierge recommended it and we were advised it was free. We turned up at the meeting point and saw people starting... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winnipeg
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a must do tour if in Rothenburg, You will laugh and at the same time gain some very informative history on Rothenburg during WW2 and also way back in time. Hans Georg Baumgartner, the night watchman is friendly and personable and is an excellent guide. Tour payment is on honor system, you pay when he finishes the tour,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I was a little unsure what to expect since we were supposed to just "show up" at the square in the middle of Rothenburg at a certain time. We didn't need tickets or reservations? We soon discovered we were in the right place when a small crowd gathered and the Night Watchman himself appeared. This was a pretty informative and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We did this tour 17 years ago and it was great. Was looking forward to doing it again. While it was the same guy and I think the same route, he left out quit a bit of stuff from 17 years ago. So if I stop comparing...... It is a great attraction. The stories he tells are funny and informative.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
36 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Hurried to meet the Nightwatchman in the square at 8p for our hour tour. We were told it was 5 euros by the hotel (ended up being 7/ea but still a good deal) The tour lasted an hour, had interesting facts about the town & we enjoyed the guides voice-spoke great English...corny jokes are always a plus on a tour.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed The Night Watchman Tour also viewed

Rothenburg, Middle Franconia
Rothenburg, Middle Franconia
 

Been to The Night Watchman Tour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Night Watchman Tour, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing