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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 beautiful city medieval times
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Reviewed 4 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 1 week 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 7 November 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 1 November 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 28 October 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
1  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the “English” tour on a Saturday night. Lots of fun. Not too long, but informative and on the light side. He has mastered his tour over time to include timely punchlines and historical facts that were sometimes funny and amusing. I recommend taking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jamesfP5815SU
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17 September 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
8 August 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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23 July 2018|
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Response from bruces61 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, unfortunately Rothenburg is not on your route.