Guided tour

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Spooky Tour with Hangman’s Daughter

Activity provider: H&B Tour Conception

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Spooky Tour with Hangman’s Daughter

Activity provider: H&B Tour Conception

From US$ 376.87 per group up to 20

Explore the old town of Heidelberg on a special 2-hour walking tour. Hear the gruesome stories of a nearly forgotten profession from the Middle Ages until the 19th century, told by Hangman's Daughter.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Hear stories from the hangman's daughter about witches and executioners
  • Gain an insight into life in Heidelberg in the Middle Ages
  • Explore the romantic old town on an exciting tour with a guide in historical costume
  • Follow the traces of long forgotten times
Full description
Enjoy a very special walking tour with ghost stories of Heidelberg. Join the Hangman’s Daughter on one of her walks and search for old haunted houses and witches hidings. Hear stories of poltergeists who wreak havoc in town houses, the souls of burned witches, and evil dogs in the darkest corners of the old town. Explore Heidelberg’s romantic old town and learn about dreadful crimes and cruel punishments during the Middle Ages. Find out how an executioner could make a living with his “services” in the old days and get to know the dark side of the town.
  • Tour (1.5 – 2 hours)
  • Tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Heidelberg old town, by the Statue of Madonna at Kornmarkt or another location by request

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Weapons or sharp objects
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 243 reviews

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    Well, at first it was a relatively spontaneous idea to take part in this adventure tour. The idea of a tour guide slipping into a historical role was equally strange to us as it was somehow silly and yet interesting. The first two ideas (or concerns) were completely dispelled as soon as we were greeted and our companion remained interested and excited throughout the tour. Entertaining, humorous and always oriented towards her guests, the “daughter of the last Heidelberg hangman/executioner” informed and entertained and thus brought Heidelberg and its history closer to every participant. Boring? No piece! Was it worth the money? In any case! Especially after this long time of all this deprivation due to Corona... we enjoyed it :-) Thank you very much for that!

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    June 13, 2021

    Was a nice entertaining tour. "Grete" (Steffi) was very responsive to us and was also fun for one or the other. A short detour to the mulled wine stand was also possible. Our wishes and needs were addressed. So we were unloaded on time at our location for the rest of the evening ... thank you.

    December 8, 2019

    the leadership was unique

    it was a great tour. Even though there were only two of us, the night watchman did a great job. It was very interesting and fun, we learned a lot of new things. The night watchman also had fun - he was photographed several times and even got a kiss at the Christmas market. Best service, so always recommended.

    December 20, 2018

    Product ID: 28030