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Heidelberg: 2-Hour Crime Tour with Costumed Guide

3.8 / 5

15 reviews

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Crime Tour with Costumed Guide

From US$ 17.40 per person

Enjoy a spooky 2-hour tour through Heidelberg and discover the dark past of the city.Hear gruesome and scary stories from your costumed tour guide and explore the famous sights in the old town.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Learn interesting facts about authentic crimes from Heidelberg's archives
  • Enjoy an exciting tour through Heidelberg's old town
  • Discover the main sights including the Town Hall, Market Square, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Old and New University, and more
  • See Heidelberg's past up close
Full description
Explore the dark side of romanticism with the Commissar and discover spectacular criminal cases from the old town of Heidelberg. Take a look behind the romantic, picturesque facades and unearth human chasms and criminal intrigues. Hear spooky stories about old ladies who slaughtered cats and sold them as meat, students who killed a respectable guardsman, and an antique dealer who sold the sword of the Hölzerlips dozens of times to unsuspecting tourists. Discover the main attractions of the old town including the Town Hall, the Market Square, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Jesuit Church, the Old University, the New University, St. Peter’s Church, the Old Bridge, and Marstall. A guide in historical costume with high-quality props relates the aforementioned exciting anecdotes.
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Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Heidelberg old town (69117), by the Statue of Madonna at Kornmarkt

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 15 reviews

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The event was very good!

The city guide was fun, competent and easy going! The event was good in terms of time, not too long and attention was paid to shadow places !!!!

July 1, 2019

were five and nobody liked it

we left after three quarters of an hour !! The gentleman didn't do it well, was boring, and he was sorry for the money we spent on it, and now we know why he wasn't fully booked, like other tours.

June 17, 2018

Tour does not match the topic

The guide was knowledgable and helpful, however the tour did not match the topic of "Crime". I have done plenty of other Crime tours in other cities which were all very interesting and well played by the guide. This was not the case here. The tour was more a "generic" city tour explaining sth. about the places visited. Roleplay in the tour itself was "tried" by the guide but was not very convinceable.

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May 30, 2017

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