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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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Entertaining tour!

This tour is usually crowded - but it is still great! The Night Watchman is so entertaining & funny - yet, you really get a good history lesson about the town & area. There's no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This tour is usually crowded - but it is still great! The Night Watchman is so entertaining & funny - yet, you really get a good history lesson about the town & area. There's no need to reserve a spot - you just show up in the town square at 8pm and pay the 7euro fee at the end. It... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Night Watchman spends his winters in Florida, so his English is perfect. He's actually quite entertaining. However, when we realized that our "tour" would include some 200 + people milling about the streets, we decamped after about 5 minutes. The crowds in the narrow streets would have been claustrophobic. The nightwatchman collects the fee for the tour somewhere midway,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The tour was very well run, the authentic garb that the watchman wore made the experience more real. The watchman was very informative and humerous. I would definitely recommend.

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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have taken tours in Aisia, Europe and the US. This was the besttourtht I have ever had. The guide takes you through 700 years of history in one hour. This tour works if you are old, young or even a teenager! The tour is both entertaining and educating. The guide has a great voice and is quite funny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

loved it! So well done the watchman is awesome entertaining and interesting. A must do when staying in Rothenberg for sure

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Lake City, AR
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Absolutely wonderful tour! Learned so much and laughed a lot! If your in rothenburg you can not miss this tour! Extremely cheap, only paid 18 euros for a family of 4. I think he under charged me; so if your reading this night watchman I'll pay you extra next time I come. I could go on this tour ten times... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Definitely would recommend this - we found it on TripAdvisor and it was well worth our time and money. We learned a lot (the guide is very entertaining) and seeing the old city during the night set an eerie setting as the backdrop of his stories and history.

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a necessary tour, we gained so much insight into the history of Rothernburg and the watchman is so charismatic and funny so it made it very entertaining. Even our 7 year old son enjoyed it and liked learning about the unsanitary alternative to plumbing and the war stories. Small details on the buildings we wouldn't have noticed without... More 

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We did the 8:00 English tour and had a great time! He was very knowledgeable and kept up laughing for most of the hour.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I visited Rothenburg several times before the timing worked out for me to do this tour, but I'd heard great things and was eager to experience it. This was a definite highlight of our trip and even though I had visited in the past, I felt that this tour gave much more insight into the city and its history. There... More 

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