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The Night Watchman Tour

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If you love history, It's a must do event.

We did a quick trip to Rothenburg to see the Nightwatchman Tour. John was entertaining and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brandon C
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A fun and informative hour!

Had a great time on this brief (one-hour) tour of Rothenberg with the "Night Watchman". He weaves... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 203 02130
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

English tours start from the main square at 8pm. He will pose for photos before it begins, and conveys history in an effective and occasionally humorous way. It’s an hour long and quite enjoyable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this, would do again. However, it was only one hour long, we walked to about five places, got a little history, a little humor and it was done. Maybe it was that I liked to too much and just wanted it to go...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a quick trip to Rothenburg to see the Nightwatchman Tour. John was entertaining and very knowledgeable. I would do it again. If you're in town, it's a must do.

Thank Brandon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time on this brief (one-hour) tour of Rothenberg with the "Night Watchman". He weaves interesting history and fun facts into a short walking tour of the town. Well worth doing !

Thank josephd439
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Night Watchman Tour when we were in Rothernburg last week. The tour starts in front of the town hall around 8pm. It costs 8 euros for adults and youth are 4 euros, I think. This guy does a GREAT job! It's about...More

Thank LDM2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is about an HR and half long. Not too much of walk and is doable by ppl of most ages. In the middle of market square you will find the guide dressed up as night watchman with a Pike and oil lamp. He...More

Thank Gautam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This guy is a hoot. He will have you laughing the whole hour long tour. And don’t be concerned if a lot of people go on the tour. He stops at various places before he discusses everything so it is easy to hear. Don’t miss...More

Thank JDCharlotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started out by reading the worst reviews here on TripAdvisor and got a bit worried (despite the excellent rating this tour has received overall). We showed up at the meeting point with a lot of other tourists. The night watchman appeared and started his tour....More

Thank CopenhagenDude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best tour ever. Informative, clever and oh so funny. 8 euros adults...children under 12 free...honor system...pay at the end. Walking involved. 1 hour of joy!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The skill of the tour guide makes this a must do. It’s a grand fun program but the guide makes it perfect. Only 8 euro paid at end via the honor system so bring exact change (or round up). If you really need the 8...More

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18 September 2018|
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Response from travellinfamof6 | Reviewed this property |
8pm sharp...as in right after the 8pm clock tower finishes.
9 August 2018|
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Response from rossbStirling | Reviewed this property |
You would need to stay in Rothenburg, which isn't a hardship at all, it's a beautiful town.
Barbara Jeanne B
23 July 2018|
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Response from bruces61 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, unfortunately Rothenburg is not on your route.