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Night Watchman Tour – tickets, prices, discounts, timings, what to expect

One of the most interesting ways of experiencing Munich is touring this Bavarian metropolis with a night watchman. 

This medieval-costumed man with a lantern treasures many strange, humorous, spooky, and forgotten tales as he keeps peace and order in the city’s dark corners.

He takes you through some of the most important historical sites while familiarizing you with their stories and giving out his opinions.

This article covers everything you must know before booking the Night Watchman Tour Munich tickets.

Night Watchman Tour

What to expect at Night Watchman Tour

During this late-hour Rothenburg Night Watchman tour, join your unique guide on this journey back in time and experience the history. 

Your companion, who can easily wind his way through the maze of Munich, will show you sights like the Marktplatz, St. Peter’s Church, Altes Rathaus, Alter Hof, Frauenkirche, and Muenchner Stadtmuseum/Munich Municipal Museum.

On this tour of the old town, you will find out why the tower tops of St. Peter’s Church lean to one side and why Louis II, the builder of Alter Hof, has a stern reputation.

You will also uncover the historical preference for wine over beer in the Middle Ages while strolling through Schäfflergasse.

At Gruftgasse, you will hear the spooky story of Waller in Walchensee, of the young lady and her golden ring. 

After this fascinating journey through the lanes of the past, the night watchman will bid you farewell and continue his rounds.

Tickets Cost
Night Watchman’s Tour €14
Night Watchman Torch Tour €19

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Where to book tickets

You can purchase your Night Watchman Tour tickets online.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the various counters along your tour.

When you buy tickets online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters.

Because some tours sell limited tickets, they may sell out during peak days. Hence, booking tickets beforehand also helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Go to the Munich Night Watchman Tour booking page, select your number of participants and preferred date, and buy the tickets instantly.

After the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email. 

You don’t need to take any printouts. 

On the day of your visit, show the e-ticket on your smartphone to join the tour.  

Night Watchman Tour ticket price

Night Watchman Tour tickets cost €14 for those aged between 15 and 65.

Children up to 14 can pay a discounted price of €8.

Senior citizens aged 66 and above get reduced tickets at €14.

Tickets for the Torch Tour cost €19 for adults.

Students aged 15 years and above with valid ID cards get discounted tickets at €15.

Night Watchman Tour tickets

There are different ways to experience the Munich Night Watchman Tour.

Tourists can book the 90-minute Night Watchman tour or the shared group tour.

Munich Night Watchman Tour

Munich Night Watchman Tour
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This tour, which starts at 7 pm, will allow you to appreciate the nighttime beauty of Munich’s old town.

Recounting anecdotes from his life, the German-speaking nightwatchman will take you through the small alleyways in the town.

During this 90-minute tour, you can view Munich’s oldest St. Peter’s Church, learn how the House of Wittelsbach arrived in Munich, discover the origin of Zwingerstock’s name, and gain insight into many other intriguing topics.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (15 to 65 years): €14
Child Ticket (up to 14 years): €8
Senior Ticket (66+ years): €14

Night Watchman Torch Tour

Night Watchman Torch Tour
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On this night watchman tour, you can listen to stories of Munich’s past and ghosts.

While viewing some of this city’s important historical locations, you will also be told about how ghosts and ghouls still haunt its streets.

Your German-speaking night watchman will also explain how his role in the medieval ages was to protect the city from robbers, murderers, and enemies.

This 2-hour shared group tour, which starts at 9 pm, is not recommended for children under 12.

Ticket Prices

General Ticket: €19
Student Ticket (up to 25 years): €15 

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Meeting point for Night Watchman Tour

The meeting point for this tour varies depending on the ticket you book.

The Munich Night Watchman’s Tour departs from Mariensaule at Marienplatz, the center of Munich.

S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, and S8 and U-Bahn lines U3 or U6 take you to the Marienplatz railway station near the meeting point.

You can also take 19, N19, and 31 route trams to reach the Marienplatz (Theatinerstrasse) stop, just 200 meters (.12 mile) north of the Marienplatz. 

Bus nos 132, 152, 52, and 62 will take you to the Tal bus stop close to the meeting point.

If you’re traveling by car, turn on your Google Maps and get started.

There are enough parking garages around the meeting point.

Night Watchman Tour timings

The Night Watchman tour starts at 7 pm, and the Torch Tour commences at 9 pm daily.

The Night Watchman tour lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.

Best time to go on the Night Watchman Tour

Best time to go on the Night Watchman Tour
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The best time to go on the Night Watchman Tour is at 7 or 9 pm. You can experience of Munich’s old town in its evening glory.

You must reach the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour.

Reviews

The Night Watchman Tour Munich is a highly-rated tourist attraction.

Check out reviews we selected from Tripadvisor, which give you an idea of what to expect.

The tour was really good!

It was a really fun tour. Immersive, knowledgeable, and a great way to burn off the somewhat heavy Bavarian cuisine. I learned a lot about the city and retained my interest.

Ullswater234, Tripadvisor

An entertaining journey through Munich’s history

Two hours full of information about Munich’s downtown area. Presented in a very entertaining manner by a humorous lady. Highly recommended even for natives (like me).

Uwe, Tripadvisor

FAQs about the Night Watchman Tour

Here are a few questions frequently asked about the Night Watchman Tour in Rothenburg.

Where can I book tickets for the Night Watchman tours?

Tourists can buy these tickets online or at the ticket counters on the day of the tour. For the best experience, we suggest you book your tickets online in advance.

Are the online Night Watchman tour tickets refundable?

Yes, the Night Watchman’s Tour and the Torch Tour tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Are these tours wheelchair accessible?

Yes, these Night Watchman tours are wheelchair accessible.

Are there any restrictions for these tours?

You are not allowed to bring large luggage during the Night Watchman tours.

What should you carry during the Night Watchman tours?

You should wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing and bring water during these tours.

Are food and drinks provided during the tour?

No, food and drinks are not provided during the Night Watchman tour.

Will the tour be canceled if the weather is bad?

No, bad weather cannot dampen the spirits of the Night Watchman. He is sure to take you on the tour, rain or shine.

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