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The Night Watchman Tour

Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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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 »
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Dayton, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We aren't the usual walking tour people, but so many good reviews of this caught my eye. We showed up at 8pm and could not believe the amount of people waiting! We soon found out why. The Night Watchman showed up promptly and began telling interesting stories about Rothenburg's long history. Every stop along the way was interesting, and we... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

First of all, just show at the town hall building in the square by 755pm for the English tour. It is a mass gaggle and you pay at the end, no reservation taken.I was skeptical, but well worth the 7 euros. The history, while criticized by a few reviewers,is complete. H is entertaining and takes pride in the tour, along... More

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Jackson, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Night Watchman Tour was so informative, interesting, and funny! My fiance and i went Sept. 9th and LOVED it. He tells the history of Rothenburg, shows some points of interest, and adds the right touch of humor as well. Wonderfully done. A can't miss if you're in Rothenburg.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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141 reviews 141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went on a rainy night, but there were still close to 200 people waiting for the tour. He does start at 8, and the walking isn't strenuous...tour takes an hour and you go from the market square to the garden point, around the side of the town near the walls and back to the market square. Tour is entertaining and... More

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Sestri Levante, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very informative and humourous at the same time. Really an excellent way to experience Rothenburg by night. The tour in English starts at 8pm (in German at 9:30pm) from the Town Hall. 7€ per person (kids free). Highly recommended! !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

George the Night Watchman is so entertaing making everyone laugh alot...he is very Passionate and is the zBest Night Watxhman U will see ever in All of Germany,,,Many Awesome Memories,,, Deborah M

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Auckland, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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.

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Denver, CO
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

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