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The Night Watchman Tour

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Address: Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Fun and educational at the same time

This tour is run by the gentleman playing the part of the nightwatchman. Basically, he tours you around this medieval town, making note of his role in the town, the buildings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bradford, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the few walking tours in the city and is a good way to know the history of the beautiful city. Everyday a huge crowd gathers to listen and follow the guide dressed as a night watchman among the streets of Rothenburg. The walking tour is conducted on a tip basis and there is no fixed charge to attend... More 

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Bradford, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tour is run by the gentleman playing the part of the nightwatchman. Basically, he tours you around this medieval town, making note of his role in the town, the buildings, etc. Very worthwhile

Thank josh5750
Landstuhl, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to end the night. Our watchman had a sense of humour and was very informative on the villages history. He was not annoyed by the inquisitive children in our group. He answered their questions and allowed them to blow his horn. The tour is about an hour long on unpaved streets so comfortable shoes are a must.... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was definitely the best way to end up our visit to this charming town. At 8 oclock sharp the tour began with over 200 people!! the guide need not even a speakerphone as everyone was so quiet. The tour is very interesting, walking through the allies of the town while the guide tells us all about the life during... More 

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East Anglia
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An entertaining, informative tour through Rothenburg at night with giggles guaranteed. Even though we were part of a large group we had never trouble hearing/understanding our guide. His kind of narration and delivering puns reminded me of Monty Python, which is a definite plus for me. The time went by fast and the kids (8-10) were eager to explore the... More 

1 Thank whatsthediff
East Lansing, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

For a great tour of Rothenburg, meet the Night Watchman at 8 PM in the Market Square. I usually avoid guided tours, but this tour was informative and very entertaining. I learned about the history of the town and have an appreciation for what life has been like for its residents during the 500 plus years. Rothenburg's Christmas Market created... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We totally agree with the positive reviews. Very entertaining as well as informative. We were a little surprised when we arrived and found 50 or so people for the tour. Not to worry, though, he manages it quite well and makes it easy to keep up and not miss a thing. He has a polished spiel and he makes sure... More 

Thank WoodOw
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Best ever Funny Also in English Great for kids Appreciated by all Even parents will be impressed Guide is fully dressed with authentic details

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Heidelberg, Germany
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the English speaking tour at 8pm very much. The watchman's English is excellent and the voice very well understandable even with 80 visitors surrounding him. The stories he tells are funny for kids and adults.

1 Thank Natalie331
Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Night Watchman has been honing his craft for 25 years and it definitely shows. The man is a master showman and clearly enjoys his job. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I would have never believed that he could handle a crowd as large as the one I was in during his tour. Surprisingly, he controlled... More 

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