Book a Night Watchman Tour to explore the Heidelberg of long forgotten times. Set out on a lantern-lit journey through the streets and alleys of the Old Town of yesteryear.
Hear about devastating fires, wars and floods that have contributed to the city’s history over the centuries and left their mark on its buildings and streets. The night watchman will tell you about global political events such as the Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War, and the Palatinate War of Succession, and describe commonplace threats that endanger the town’s well-being every day and especially at night.
Listen to the night watchman’s tales of the duels of students who often fought out their disputes while drunk or tried to impress their fraternity brothers by earning a stay in the Student Jail, the Karzer, with their unbelievably daring pranks. In addition to relating anecdotes about the students’ escapades, the night watchman will also recall legends of noisy ghosts, witches, seductive mermaids and undead dogs practicing their evil deeds in the town.
Experience an unforgettable tour with mysterious stories of Heidelberg’s atmospheric Old Town in the evening, and let the night watchman acquaint you with Heidelberg’s most beautiful and scary sides.