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Heidelberg: Group Tour with the Night Watchman

1. Heidelberg: Group Tour with the Night Watchman

Take a city tour of a different kind in the footsteps of murderers, witches, executioners and of course, students. Get to know famous and lesser-known places of Heidelberg's history, like the "Faule Pelz" prison, the "Studentenkarzer" university prison, the Witches' Tower, the Brückentorverlies and the Hinrichtungsplatz. Let your guide lead you on this walking tour as a medieval night watchman with centuries-old historical knowledge and anecdotes about the mystical places in the beautiful old city of Heidelberg.  The walking tour goes through the city and past the castle according to a variety of myths and legends of particular interest to young participants, and includes visits from other famous characters.

Heidelberg History Tour

2. Heidelberg History Tour

Experience a unique tour of Heidelberg's Old Town. Hear old legends about the Church of the Holy Spirit, the Old Bridge, the Studentenkarzer ("Student Jail") and the Heidelberg City Hall. Find out about the Heidelberg Bridge Monkey and the story of the "Kettenkalb." Who knows these stories better than the night watchman or his daughter? Hear amusing anecdotes and interesting stories about Heidelberg's landmarks. Immerse yourself in the Heidelberg of the past, presented by your eccentric guide in historic costume. Experience how the city's history lives on today in myths and sayings. This unique tour is suitable for all ages.

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What people are saying about Studentenkarzer

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We really liked it.

The Guidin took us through Heidelberg and gave us explanations in a very lively and engaging way. Even our 12 year old son was thrilled. Appointment and time worked. Can only be recommended.


Overall an educational event. The participating colleagues found the historical parts a little too long. But on the whole "Lisbeth" did that very well!