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“Informative for a first timer”

The Night Watchman Tour
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Rothenburg
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

We did this tour 17 years ago and it was great. Was looking forward to doing it again. While it was the same guy and I think the same route, he left out quit a bit of stuff from 17 years ago. So if I stop comparing......

It is a great attraction. The stories he tells are funny and informative. It give a great look back to the Middle Ages and the horrible conditions they had back then. Starts right on time, rain or shine. We had mostly rain sadly

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Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Hurried to meet the Nightwatchman in the square at 8p for our hour tour. We were told it was 5 euros by the hotel (ended up being 7/ea but still a good deal)

The tour lasted an hour, had interesting facts about the town & we enjoyed the guides voice-spoke great English...corny jokes are always a plus on a tour. It started pouring which I didn't mind, but the guide continued without misstep.

I think he's making a killing with the amount of people that follow him around on the tour-however, it would have been MUCH better had there been a smaller group.

I think offering more times at a hirer rate & capping the number of people would make it really great.

I think it's very beneficial while visiting a foreign city to take a local tour...so much more insight into what you are seeing ;)

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Reviewed August 14, 2014

We loved The Night Watchman Tour of Rothenburg! We met at 8 PM for the English Tour in Rothenburg's Main Square and embarked on a 1 hour tour of Rothenburg. The tour was very funny and informative and is suitable for ALL ages (the young kids LOVED him and were always in the front of the crowd!) We learned so much Rothenburg history on our tour. The tour is an easy 1 hour walk through various spots in Rothenburg. For our evening tour there was a crowd of about 70 people, but we were able to hear him easily throughout the tour (and it's fairly easy to jockey for a space in the front if you want it!) You pay the Night Watchman at the end of the tour - 7 Euros for adults, 4 Euros for students and free for those ages 12 and under.

Thank ElleYoung
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

A very entertaining and likeable presenter takes you on an insightful and interesting tour of the town, telling you lots of key facts about the history and events in Rothenburg. He is very amusing and despite there being lots of people on the tour, we were able to hear him well and keep up with him. This is good value for money and I would recommend for adults and children.

Thank SaraJane_H_123
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had heard a great deal about the Night Watchman Tour prior to our trip. We gathered with the dozens and dozens of others to go on the tour. The Night Watchman had an "interesting" presentation style. It wasn't as much his accent as his odd cadence in speech. A bit singsongy, low and trailing. It was perhaps more disturbing than alluring. He had gobs of people following him, so I guess it is working. The tour was filled with somewhat interesting facts about historical Rothenburg, with some corny jokes thrown in for good measure. The tour was ultimately fine, just don't get you hopes up too high.

Thank JChB64
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