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Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

Activity provider: Stadtführungen Rothenburg

From US$ 190.21 per group up to 20

Follow the night watchman as you walk across quiet squares and through barely illuminated lanes. Experience the special mood and atmosphere of the dark city as you listen to the night watchman's entertaining and informative stories.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
German, English
Pickup included
Please wait in front of the hotel or restaurant at your scheduled pickup time. The guide will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. If you don´t choose a hotel or restaurant pickup the tour will start by the life-size bronze statue at the main entrance to the Church of St. James.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the Middle Ages
  • Learn how important night watchmen were for the safety of a city
  • Enjoy the sights of the city in the evening peace and romantic lighting
  • Experience the city from the perspective of a local
Full description
Experience Rothenburg ob der Tauber by night while hearing about its medieval past. Learn from your night watchman guide the important duties of a watchman and the greatest dangers a medieval town can face. Wander through tranquil squares and deserted alleys on this private 1-hour tour. Meet your night watchman at the suggested meeting point or be picked up at your hotel or a restaurant of your choice in the Old Town. With a hat, coat, halberd, horn, and lantern, the night watchman will personally welcome you and your group. Join the night watchman on this one-hour evening tour through the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Enjoy the tranquility of the almost deserted alleys and the sights of the city in romantic lighting. Listen to the watchman's stories and about life when the Black Death threatened people, as well as torture and cruel punishments. Learn to understand why places of worship, monasteries, and city defense played such an important role and how the city developed. During your tour, you will see the mighty St. James Church as well as the town hall and part of the city walls. A special highlight of the evening is a view of one of the gateways with its high towers. Take the chance to ask your night watchman whatever curiosities you may still have and enjoy a photo session with the night watchman before they say goodbye to you.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within the walled city
  • Private city walking tour
  • Photo opportunity with the night watchman
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Please make sure you wear good walking shoes and suitable clothing
Customer reviews

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5 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Our private tour guide was AMAZING! You can tell he loves history and the town of Rothenburg! He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions! He gave us more ideas of places to visit and must sees! He even recommended a cute wine shop! I don’t know how he managed this, but our tour timed up perfectly with the clock tower bell and animatronics! It was amazing!

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May 21, 2022

Our guide was Daniel. Really good and informative. In-depth knowledge of history and culture. Also very patient. Waited for us when we were waited. Definitely not to be missed.

October 25, 2022

Wonderful evening. Harry was a great guide and made things very interesting for our two girls (9 and 13). An interesting mix of facts and lore. Definitely worth the time and money.

February 27, 2022

Product ID: 400910