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The Night Watchman Tour

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Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 203 02130
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All reviews night watchman tour honor system large crowd highlight of our trip all ages interesting facts per adult history lesson first night an absolute market square in rothenburg ob der tauber in town visiting rothenburg great history rick steves beautiful city
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The staff at the hotel suggested we do this tour and we were glad they did. Our guide was a real performer and covered the history of the town while providing an enjoyable trip. At only 8 € a person, I felt this was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michaelbG9374IU
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're in the vicinity of Rothenburg, this tour is a must! Interesting and entertaining for all ages. Make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing if its cold out. Learned a lot of history during this nighttime tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jandkbach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really funny, well spoken and informative tour. Minimal walking and just the right length of time too. Brings the town to life with funny anecdotes and historical facts. Definitely worth the small fee!

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure that you set aside one evening for this fun and informative tour. Although it is only an hour long walking tour, you will learn about the history of the town as well as some unique stories about different things that you will not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank pestman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read on TripAdvisor and in Rick Steves guidebooks that the Night Watchman Tour was a must in Rothenburg. Now, I can say I totally agree. What a great hour to spend walking around town listing to the history of Rothenburg. There were some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank traveling_with_kathy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting but not boring. Funny history transferred in an hour. His English tour sounds like a bit too comedian style but overall a must to do!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dublindag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this tour tonight, the weather was blistering cold but we made it through and he was even better!!! He must have been freezing. He also provides a dvd of his tour for later watching

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Discover719670
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A most interesting walkabout tour with lots of nuggets of information. Both children and adults will enjoy it. A definite must-do in Rothenburg.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 403mrsng
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The night watchman will not disappoint! He is very witty and humorous, and does know more than a thing or two about this wonderful medieval city. He's been doing the tour a very long time and has honed his craft for sure. We certainly learned...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scott M
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Keep in mind that this is a one hour walking tour, not an in depth study of the city. George hits the high points of Rothenburg history over the past six centuries and does it in an engaging and funny manner. War, pestilence, conquest ......More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 17, 2018|
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Response from BrewsterPug | Reviewed this property |
8 p.m. for the tour in English and later for German. Others say be there at 8:00 sharp, which is true, but you can join in if you’re running late as it’s very informal. He gives two brief stops in/off the square and leaves... More
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Ross B | Reviewed this property |
You would need to stay in Rothenburg, which isn't a hardship at all, it's a beautiful town.
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from bruces61 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, unfortunately Rothenburg is not on your route.
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Ok, since this is so new, where and the times are not listed...can you tell of it? We have a good friend (Soldier) coming here on RR and we want to take him to this as well as the infamous Nightwatchman Tour.. Thanks... me
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We will be in RODT on Saturday March 10 and have gotten different times as to when the store open on that day. If anyone really knows, pass on the hours. It is important in that if we go to RODT we wanted to have some time in the store and perhaps walk with the "Night Watchman" again. We will be driving to RODT from Munich on that Saturday. Thanks
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