Private tour

Heidelberg: Hangmen, Hags and Harlots

Heidelberg: Hangmen, Hags and Harlots

From US$ 893.81 per group up to 25

Join the hangman’s daughter on her journey through Heidelberg’s alleys. This is the ultimate night watchman tour in the Old Town.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, German
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  • Enjoy the tales of gruesome torture
  • Learn the history of witches and their punishment
  • See the sights of Heidelberg
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Join the hangman’s daughter on her journey through Heidelberg’s alleys. The Middle Ages – witches are burning on the banks of the Neckar, whores and pick-pockets are plying their trade at the Old Bridge and the Heidelberg hangman is offering his bloody services to the authorities with a menu of prices. Accompany the hangman’s daughter, Vasner Katharina, on a journey through the chilling history of an almost forgotten trade from the middle ages to the 19th century and discover the other, dark side of the romantic Old Town. Listen to her stories of gruesome crimes and cruel punishments. You will be amazed to hear what you can earn by cremating witches or cutting off a finger or an ear. On your way through the dark alleys, you will also meet a medieval pimp who will reveal the love lives and vices enjoyed by Heidelberg’s residents. During a short break, you will stop at a tavern where a herb-lady will introduce you to various talismans and tinctures, the source and preparation of which will surprise you.
  • One special tour guide (hangman’s daughter)
  • Performance by a herb lady and a medieval pimp or "Gendarmes" hunting Hölzerlips
  • Provision of costumes and equipment for the actors
  • One alcoholic refreshment per person
    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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    Kornmarkt 1 , Kornmarkt-Madonna

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    Product ID: 201910