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The Night Watchman Tour

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Address: Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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This was one of the highlights of our trip. The nightwatchman stayed in character the whole time. He gave us a lot of history on his job as well as the history of Rothenburg. Very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. The nightwatchman stayed in character the whole time. He gave us a lot of history on his job as well as the history of Rothenburg. Very interesting and entertaining!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The night watchman has such a great personality for this role. He electrified the audience and intrigued those young and old. Great sense of humour as well!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nightwatchman is absolutely entertaining - amazing narration of the town's history with facts and humour. Our children age 12 and 9 thoroughly enjoyed this 1-hour walk through the Old Town of Rothenburg. We did the walk in late December - yes it was cold but absolutely beautiful. You pay 8Euro at the end of the walk into Georg's hat.... More 

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Leverkusen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before journeying to Rothenburg a colleague had recommended that we experience the Night Watchman tour here. It was a great recommendation. Being the only pure English native speaker in our family party I decided to attend the 20:00 evening tour in English accompanied by our Hovawart dog - the only dog in attendance that evening. The rest of the family... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went during early December so the town was lit up beautifully with Christmas lights while on the tour. They offer both German and English tours and the night watchman was very entertaining. It's great for adults and older kids but due to the length of the tour( 1 hour) it was too cold for my smaller children to last... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour with the Night Watchman tonight. My kids, 7 and 3, both enjoyed it as well. I'm so glad we detoured our trip to include Rothenburg. Great medieval city!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely, hands down, one of the best tours we've ever been on! We have done it a few times now (when family visits we take them). The nightwatchman is highly entertaining, has amazing delivery, and the history is both educational and entertaining. You pay 8Euro plus whatever you want to tip him. Definitely enhances a trip to the already beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the tour in December when it was very dark by the time the tour started. The night Watchman is very entertaining and shared his extensive knowledge of the history of the city and of Europe in general in a very entertaining way. I loved it and I learned a lot of new stuff. The views he showed... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Rothenburg for pleasure and the Night Watchman tour was the highlight of our visit. The tour lasts about an hour (a plus when the weather is almost freezing) and features stories that give an overview of the town’s history from medieval times to present. George is a great storyteller, full of humor and he looks the role too!... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the tour back in November 2016. It was a wonderful experience. The guy really knows about the history of the place.

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