Guided tour

Heidelberg: On the trail of the Night Watchmen

Heidelberg: On the trail of the Night Watchmen

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From US$ 163.10 per group up to 10

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Explore the history of the former electoral residence on the Neckar, Heidelberg, during this tour of the night watchmen. Listen to entertaining stories and anecdotes along the way.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Explore the history of Heidelberg at night
  • Hear stories about the former nightlife in Heidelberg
  • Enjoy a guided tour by the night watchmen himself
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The call of the night watchman rang out every hour in the streets of the former electoral residence on the Neckar. And now it sounds again: During the tours of the Heidelberg night watchman.

The tour starts at the Market Square, by the Hercules Fountain. You'll pass by the City Hall, Holy Spirit Church, and Palais Prinz Carl (former Grand Hotel, one of the most beautiful wedding locations in the region).

Walk along small historic streets like Burgweg and Kanzleigasse until you reach Karl Square from where you can enjoy the best view of the world-known ruins of the old castle.

Pass by many old historic buildings like Palais Boisseree, Science academy, Schmitthenner House, and many more.

The guide will share entertaining stories about the sites and things that one experienced in the nocturnal streets of Heidelberg, the history of the city, its streets and squares, its local originals, and personalities.

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Meet the guide at the Market Square by the Hercules fountain.

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Die Nachtwächtertour war wirklich toll. Ich habe schon mehrere Führungen mitgemacht und hatte befürchtet, dass wir vieles bei dieser Führung doppelt hören würden. Das war aber tatsächlich nicht der Fall. Der Nachtwächter hatte wirklich spannende Infos und Fakten zu Heidelberg und dem Nachtleben von früher. Die Stimmung war auch super, bei der Abenddämmerung. Kann ich jedem empfehlen.

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August 17, 2022


Very good city guide. It was really an informative tour. I can only recommend.

July 29, 2022

Interesting & exciting! I can only recommend

July 4, 2022

Product ID: 419486