Night Watchman Tours in Rothenburg
                                                              An experience full of excitement & mysticism

An experience full of excitement & mysticism

Night Watchman Tours
in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

In the darkness, when the stars illuminate the sky and the old cobblestone streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber are shrouded in mysterious darkness, a city comes to life anew. The Night Watchman Tours in Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a journey back to the Middle Ages, to an era of knights, princesses, and dark intrigues.

The Night Watchman

Guardians of the Darkness

Accompanied by an authentically dressed night watchman, carrying a powerful lantern and breaking the silence of the night with a muted horn call, you enter a world that seems long gone. The narrow streets are illuminated by a pale glow, while the night watchman tells stories from times long past. His voice echoes off the old half-timbered houses, making the atmosphere even more eerie.

Secrets and legends in the narrow alleys

As you wander through the winding alleys, you’ll hear about frightening legends and mysterious events that have unfolded in this ancient town. Perhaps you might even encounter the ghost of an unfortunate soul trapped here over the centuries. The clatter of horse hooves on the cobblestones, the whispering of the wind through the trees, and the flickering of lanterns all contribute to making the atmosphere even more intense.

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In the shadow of the stars, a past world comes to life

As darkness advances and night shrouds the city in its mystery, you will immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The Night Watchman Tours is not just a journey into the past but also an adventure into a world full of suspense and mystique that will leave you breathless. Dive into the darkness and let yourself be enchanted by the stories of the night watchman as you experience medieval Rothenburg in an entirely new dimension.

Night Watchman Tours

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Public guided tours: No advance bookings possible

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Highlights of the tour:

  • Bedchamber and family life: Discover the bedchamber and learn more about the life of a family of craftsmen.
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Public guided tours: No advance bookings possible

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Highlights of the tour:

  • Dark secrets: The hangman reveals dark secrets and shows you enchanted places.
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  • Historical insights: A well-founded and lively journey into the world of superstition, justice and the art of healing.
  • Ghostly beings by day: Immerse yourself in an era in which the belief in ghostly beings was also alive during the day.

The tour does not require darkness, as superstition knew no time of day in those dark times.

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Meeting point: subject to availability at the market square

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More information:
Georg Schulheis Lehle, Emilian Staudy
Hafengasse 20 | 91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Phone: +49 178 2574204

City tours, museums, & culture in Rothenburg

Further journeys back to the Middle Ages

Our medieval town is a living history book that transports you to a bygone era. City tours, museums, and culture seamlessly blend the past and present, making your visit to Rothenburg an unforgettable experience.

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Hotel Gotisches Haus
Herrngasse 13
DE-91541 Rothenburg o.d.T.