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Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

Heidelberg: Night Watchman Historic Adventure Tour

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Discover the history of Heidelberg in an interactive and unique way on a walking tour led by a Night Watchman. See the city's sights as you hear stories about those less fortunate, and uncover the secrets of its medieval history.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Get to know Heidelberg in a unique and fun way on this guided walking tour
  • Let the Night Watchman reveal the city's secrets and take you to its sights
  • Listen to stories from Medieval times about those who were less fortunate
  • Explore old Heidelberg from below and learn about living outside the city walls
  • See sights like Market Square, Korn Market, Palais Prinz Carl and Holländer Hof
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Learn all about the lives of those on the outside of society with this interactive historical adventure tour through scenic Heidelberg. Take in the City Hall, Korn Market, and all the key sights as you go.

Meet your Night Watchman at Hercules fountain in the Market Square to begin your tour of Heidelberg from below. Hear stories from Medieval history as you pass by the landmarks like the Korn Market Madonna, the Palais Prinz Carl, and the Palais Graimberg.

Pause at Karl Square and admire the ruins of the city's old castle. Stroll through old small streets and paths with your guide including Eselspfad, Leyergasse, Semmelgasse, and Steingasse.

Stop at the 18th-century Holländer Hof and learn about the fate of those living outside the city walls. Admire the iconic old town bridge as you immerse yourself in old Heidelberg in the company of your Night Watchman.

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Meet the Night Watchman by the Hercules fountain in the Market Square.

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  • This adventure tour involves walking through central Heidelberg
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An exciting guided tour through the old town of Heidelberg. Hangers were the "dishonest professions" night watchman, executioner, watchman, gravedigger etc. - through whose stories we were able to learn a lot of interesting things about the city. The night watchman was considerate of our children and some of the other children who were present, and the too bloodthirsty details were left out. In the end he was willing to take great souvenir photos. All in all, a successful conclusion to our visit to Heidelberg.

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August 18, 2022

Very informative city tour. Guide was very authentic and it was a lot of fun to listen to him.

August 18, 2022

A very interesting, instructive and at the same time funny tour, which we would like to do again.

August 3, 2022

Product ID: 419513