Trier Tour with the Trier Night-Watchman
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Tour with the Trier Night-Watchman

Careless property owners, loitering pub-crawlers, thieves and burglars – it’s safe to say the ‘clientele’ the night-watchman has to attend to in his job is not exactly the crème de la crème of Trier society. But someone’s got to do it. And so it is that he walks Trier’s dark laneways with a lantern and halberd, ensuring all is in order. He can also call on the town watchman if necessary, though it usually only takes a few words of warning to remind those already on their way home to put out the candles, or to chase all the others off the street once the bells in the tower of St Gangolf’s Church have tolled.

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A night-watchman needs to be somewhat rough-and-ready and gruff – a man of the people who, back then in the 19th century, were facing famine and poverty. But he also knows how to tell the odd insider story, historic anecdote and blasphemous joke.


Meeting place:
Trier Tourist Information Office

90 minutes

€ 160.00 / In German: € 150.00

Group size:
max. 25 participants

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 16.


Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Tourist-Information next to the Porta Nigra
Guided Tours

Simeonstraße 60
54290 Trier

Tel. +49 (0)651 97808 -52, -21, -20

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