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Heidelberg: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Night Watchman

4.3 / 5

95 reviews

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Night Watchman

From US$ 282 per group up to 25

Discover the dark side of the romantic old town of Heidelberg on this 2-hour walking tour. Hearo stories from the costumed night watchman as you explore the city in the evening and learn all about murder, monsters, and myths.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy a unique tour through Heidelberg guided by a night watchman
  • Hear exciting lore and legends about Heidelberg
  • Admire the detailed historical costumes of the night watchman
  • Explore the dark side of Heidelberg on a traditional walking tour
Full description
Immerse yourself in the spooky world of werewolves, ghosts, and vampires. Enjoy a tour guided by a night watchman through Heidelberg’s most famous lore and legends, and visit the creepy locations of murder and myths. Dressed in a lovingly made and detailed costume, the night watchman reveals the dark side of the romantic old town. Listen to stories that will truly give you goosebumps. Visit the locations of vicious murders and learn all about wild students and terrible monsters. Dare to venture down the picturesque streets in the evening and discover their secrets. Feel a cold shiver down the spine at the mention of supernatural beings and events.
  • Walking tour
  • Costumed tour guide
  • Transfers
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present either a valid EU/Swiss Covid-19 certificate consisting of either: proof of full vaccination (only Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson&Johnson, or AstraZeneca vaccines are accepted), proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts. Non-EU/Swiss proofs of vaccination or Covid-19 infection must be exchanged by an official body in Switzerland. Only EU/Swiss certificates will be accepted.
  • All participants who are over 18 years and older must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months. Participants who cannot be vaccinated must present a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts and proof of medical complications. Students who are under 18 years old may present proof of regular school testing instead of proof of vaccination. Participants who are under 7 years old and not in school do not require proof of vaccination or a negative test

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Meeting point

Heidelberg old town, by the Statue of Madonna at Kornmarkt, or elsewhere upon request

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 95 reviews

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Great evening tour with exciting stories and views of the city!

Our worldwide team met in Heidelberg for a bi-annual meeting and we wanted to spend a little time getting to know the city. We booked the tour for after dinner (9pm) which allowed us to walk off some of the amazing German food we consumed. We hit several historic sites and learned a great deal of history while capturing some spectacular photos of the castle and bridge at night. Everyone enjoyed the tour and the time together as a group. I would recommend this tour for any small to medium group (we had 10 people) as it worked well to be able to hear the guide at all times. Overall, our guide was knowledgable and we would recommend this for any visitor to the city.

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October 9, 2018

Hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Dadurch dass wir eine sehr große Gruppe waren hatte die Henkers Tochter dem Nachtwächter geholfen in die andere Hälfte der Gruppe übernommen und mit uns den Rundgsng gemacht. Sie hat viel interessantes erzählt und ist dabei in ihrer Rolle geblieben was ich sehr cool fand. Man hat ihr gerne zugehört und es gab immer etwas zu lachen, sie hat die Gruppe gut unterhalten. Tour ging ca. 1 std und 45 Minuten. Kann ich sehr empfehlen !

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August 3, 2021


The night watchman's stories and tales were very entertaining and interesting! For the duration alone, I subtracted one point and because of the cold it became too long and too cold after an hour. Otherwise top and highly recommended!

December 1, 2019

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