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The Night Watchman Tour

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Address: Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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The nightswatchman tour is a great way to get some history of the beautiful medieval town of rothenburg. He is easy to keep up with and hear even in a crowd. Pay by the honor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The nightswatchman tour is a great way to get some history of the beautiful medieval town of rothenburg. He is easy to keep up with and hear even in a crowd. Pay by the honor system at the end of the one hour tour. It may seem like you start out with 200+ people on the tour but several drop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour in English really was good fun- the guide is a funny guy and the tour was really interesting. A great way to spend an hour in the evening.

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

His unusual delivery is part of the lowly night watchman role he is playing. He does a great job at it. I like history and his tour is not only entertaining, but also very enlightening concerning life in the middle ages and the history of Rothenburg. It's so much better than the "snowball" pastries that are supposed to be a... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The guide was funny...perhaps a lost member of Monty Python. The tour was an hour and very easy for all ages. The price was reasonable and we had a great time. Would definitely recommend!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the Nightwatchman tour as he regales you with stories from the past with such humor and panache. He is such a great storyteller and it's a fun way to see most the medieval walled city. I have been part of the tour both when it was light outside and when it was dark and I would suggest try to... More 

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever wondered what happened to Snagglepuss the cartoon character he is alive and well doing the English speaking tour. We really enjoyed the tour, a mix of entertainment and history it gives you a good basic understanding of the general Rothenberg history.

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DFW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Watchman tour guide is hilarious. You have to listen carefully for his tone and inflections, that's what makes it so good!

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1 Thank afleurdelis
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour starts every day at 20:00 for english and 21:00 for german language. We only took the english one but I imagine that there is no major differences between them. The guide is very funny and manages to attract the audience by covering the historic facts with some very well placed funny facts. Don't worry you don't need to... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A relatively short tour compared to other walking tours we have been on. It is however the most entertaining one to date and everyone had a great time. It starts at the main square and takes you through the town. It gave us the idea of places we would like to revisit and also things to do the next day.... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love history and tour guides come in all kinds of varieties. But this guy is one of the best I've ever had anywhere in the world. He has been conducting this tour for 25 years and his history and presentation are second to none! With a very dry sense of humor and a somewhat unpredictable style, you will not... More 

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