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The Night Watchman Tour

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Address: Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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This was the highlight of our trip. Please do not skip this tour when you come to Rothenberg. My husband absolutely enjoyed himself. We had our 9 month old w us and we pushed her... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip. Please do not skip this tour when you come to Rothenberg. My husband absolutely enjoyed himself. We had our 9 month old w us and we pushed her in stroller, no problem. So you don't have to carry as I saw some other parents doing. He is so entertaining and informative. Totally worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

George was excellent. If only all tours had this well delivered mix of history and humour. Check his website, there is an english tour at 8pm, and the other at 9.30pm. highly recommended if you have at least an overnight in Rothenburg

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The night watchmen was a delight. It was a hour tour. It meet under the Rathaus clocktower where he addressed the audience. He was dressed the part of a 1300 night watchmen. The information brought the towns history alive. It made you walk around Rothenburg the next day with a different perspective because of the history lesson. Must see event!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you plan on staying overnight in Rothenburg then you definitely want to check out the Night Watchman tour. The guide is very funny and informative about the local history and stories. The evening wad very cold but I'm glad I went on the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just completed the Night Watchman,s tour of Rothenburg. George the night watchman/tour guide was fantastic very informative and funny. The tour was in English and lasts an hour starting in front of the town hall in the central market place at 8.00pm. We walked the old town city streets while being given a history of life in Medieval times great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was a one hour walking tour (less than a mile) around Rothenburg. It was fantastic! Even though it was the holiday season and we has over 50 people on the tour it was totally fine! The guide is funny and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this walk this evening and had the best time! Besides learning the history of Rothenburg you laugh at his manner of storytelling. The walk isn't hard or really that far. The stops he makes there are a few places to sit if that is needed. $8/per adult was a steal for a wonderful time!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great diversion if you are staying the night in Rothenburg. We had already done the Rick Steve's audio tour and this offers much of he same information and even follows the same path. However, George does a great job entertaining the group and the hour goes quickly. It is also a great way to see beautiful Rothenburg... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rothenberg alone is wonderful! The village just has magic about it and makes you feel like you are in a fairy tale, but the night watchman tour is a must to really learn the history of it all and how we now have Rothenberg to visit as it stands now. Our night was very cold,so dress appropriately, but other than... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While waiting for the English tour to begin, we were surprised to see so many people filtering into the square in the cool October weather. By the time the tour commenced, there must have been well over 80 people in the group. We were initially hesitant thinking he would get lost in the crowd and we would miss out on... More 

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