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“Great and Entertaining Night Watchman Walking Tour”

The Night Watchman Tour
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Rothenburg
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We took this tour several years ago and would say it was one of the best walking tours we have taken in and around Europe and the UK. This year we took our 16 and 14 year old grandsons to this wonderful walled city and made sure they got to take this tour. They enjoyed it immensely and found it informative and loved the watchman's delivery. We told our grandsons to watch around the the square for the night watchman and the younger one was concerned he wouldn't know for sure who the watchman was. Needless to say, it was no mystery once the watchman was spotted walking towards the center. This walking tour is a must while you are there.

Thank GeorgeIGI
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

This tour was great. It was a cold night in April.

The guide had a medieval torch. We walked through Rothenburg. He illustrated picturesquely life there in days of old. He told us about the politics and battles for Rothenburg; about day today life, the lack of sanitation, among others

The photo was taken in daylight. My digicam takes lousy fuzzy images at night.

Thank Anthony_Germ
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

It was a dark and stormy night, but it was our last night in Rothenburg and we braved the weather to experience the Night Watchman Tour. Even on a less than perfect evening, this is a must-do. My only regret is not doing this earlier in our trip so we would know more about the rich history of the city and its people when walking around in daylight.

The Night Watchman has a dry wit, adding humor to his serious history lesson. To join the tour, find the man in a black cloak on Market Square at 8pm for the English tour, 9:30pm for the German tour. The tour costs 7 euro each, collected on the honor system at the end of the almost hour long walk. There were about 35 people on the tour with us that evening, so I imagine on a better night the group can get rather large which may make it difficult for some to hear the Night Watchman speak.

Thank vagablondechelle
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Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

The night watchman tour was very fun and interesting. He blended historical information with humor and our 9-year old daughter even found it to be fun. The World War II story at the end was the highlight. I would highly recommend doing this if you are in Rothenburg.


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Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The Night Watchman was completely in character and had a fantastic time retelling stories of the way things were. We learned many amazing facts about Rothenburg. I would completely recommend it. (He also sells a dvd which perhaps next time I will buy). Just be aware that depending on the season there may be many people walking along with you.

Thank nheth73
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