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The Night Watchman Tour

Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 5 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 »
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Newnan, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

By all means take the tour. After 20 yrs, he has his routine well in mind. In one hr you get a humerous presentation of the history of the town. Not for elderly or those who have limited walking ability. Suggested compensation is 7E. We had abt 100 on our tour. If only half contributed 5E, thqts 250 for a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

When my tour started, I was apprehensive because there was a large musical ambassadors group in town, and the tour had well over 150 people, likely even over 200 people. I was worried that we wouldn't be able to hear. But, my apprehension was in vain. The guide was absolutely fantastic. He projected his voice so that I didn't have... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Georg Baumgartner, The Night Watchman of Rothenburg, is the most entertaining tour guide I have ever seen. I strongly recommend every visitor of Rothenburg to take this one hour tour with Georg. He is not only a great guide but definitely a great actor/stand-up comedian.

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st louis mo
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87 reviews 87 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a must do tour if you are in Rothenburg. Our hotel and our tour book recommended this tour and they were correct. The tour is a lot of fun and we learned a lot about Rothenburg and life during the Medieval times. The tour lasts an hour and starts at 8 pm at the main plaza. Our 10... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Take the tour and you'll understand what I'm talking about. Hans Georg Baumgartner, The Night Watchman of Rothenburg, is a most entertaining tour guide. We did this tour primarily because it was recommended by Rick Steves. People begin to gather outside the town hall on the market square shortly before 8PM. By the time Hans arrives (you won't miss him!)... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

First of all my kids got a kick out of the night watchman. It was a very informative tour with a little humor added. I can't imagine if it would have been nice out how big the tour would have been. To me it was the perfect size! FYI, its not free. $7 adults, students $3?? 12 and under free.... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I only wish it were a little bit longer to hear even more about the town's history. Don't miss this tour!

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Osan, South Korea
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Be at the town hall at 8pm every evening. This is the english tour, and you will not regret going! We started to get worried because there were almost 100 people on our tour. But somehow, the funny guide managed to keep track of us all! His voice is loud and clear so that everyone could hear even in the... More

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Atlanta, GA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Night Watchman leads you through the town telling stories of days gone by. The history and delivery are fantastic. I am positive you'll find it worthwhile.

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Hong Kong, China
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264 reviews 264 reviews
110 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is one of those tourist things that you thing about not doing..but that would be a mistake. The night-watchman tour of Rothenburg - especially the English one at 8 pm is done with style, pan ash and a great humour. Starting from the main square your night watchman explains his role ( always with humour) gives an insight into... More

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