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The Night Watchman Tour

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Address: Market Square, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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History the fun way to learn

Fantastic tour! Exceptional level of education and entertainment. George is an excellent story teller. I can't remember facts of history, but a story stays with me forever. He... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic tour! Exceptional level of education and entertainment. George is an excellent story teller. I can't remember facts of history, but a story stays with me forever. He walks at a reasonable pace for all ages, with plenty of stops along the way. We did this on the first day and I highly recommend it! Rothenburg is a beautiful city... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a tour! The guide has a such a voice and theatrical way about him, it was the highlight of my son's entire trip to Europe.

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Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joined the night tour of the city and did not know what to expect of the tour. The tour was very informative and interesting. The night watch man gave the history of Rothenburg and lead us for an hour leisurely walk around the town pointing out the highlights of the place. Rothenburg is a very beautiful little town with cobbled... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite his strong accent, the Night Watchman's English is very good, and I learned so much on this excursion. It is BY FAR the most outstanding guided tour I've ever taken. The same Watchman has been doing this for more than 25 years, and yet he still presents it with enthusiasm and humor. Having this history lesson taught right there... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The tour begins in the town square and is conducted by the “Night Watchman”, dressed in period garb. The tour takes a little over an hour, and is a leisurely walk as you learn the history of Rothenburg. Not only is the tour informative, but it is very entertaining, thanks to the wit and humor of the Night Watchman.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

On a changeable day we hung around for the 8pm tour in English having checked out the reviews on Tripadvisor and we, as so many others have, had a great time. Our 10, 12 and 14 year olds were all wondering why we were there and what was in it for them but within a few minutes they were listening... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

It was cold but we were well bundled and it wasn't a problem. Our family thoroughly enjoyed this. All ages were in our large group and he kept all our attention. It took about an hour and it was a combination of walking and standing. While he leads the walk he does move at a brisk pace, so keep that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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 11 January 2017 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 5 January 2017

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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