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The former royal town of Hachenburg can also be explored at night. For centuries, Hachenburg’s night watchman has roamed the town’s alleyways and streets. Take an entertaining trip through time into Hachenburg’s past with the night watchman’s tour of the town and learn about more than 700 years of the town’s history in a one-and-a-half-hour guided tour.
When the hustle and bustle of the day dies away and the town settles down for the night, the Hachenburg night watchman protects the people of Hachenburg as they sleep. The night watchman guided tour helps you experience what this must have been like. Equipped with a lantern and a wealth of experience, the night watchman in his typical garb will meet you at dusk to take you on his evening tour of the medieval town. Starting at the Lion Fountain, you’ll explore the winding alleyways of the romantic Old Town by lantern light and admire the charming half-timbered houses. But there’s no need to be afraid as you walk the quiet alleyways – the night watchman will protect you from any nocturnal villains and scoundrels.
The night watchman will tell you all kinds of historical anecdotes, insider tales and legends from days gone by. Find out more about the Counts of Sayn brothers and how the castle town developed into an urban community. Get a glimpse of the inhabitants’ everyday life and learn about the town’s history, from devastating fires and famines to militant conflicts and the plague. Even locals are often surprised at what they didn’t know about the former royal town of Hachenburg.
Join the Hachenburg night watchman on his nocturnal wanderings and enjoy an unforgettable and entertaining guided tour of the town! The night watchman will meet your group at the Lion Fountain in the Old Market Square on the date of your choice.
Price per group up to 30 persons: € 69,00
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
Meeting point: Old Market Square/Lion Fountain