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Follow the Night watchman on a nighttime walk
What about taking the opportunity of your Christmas Market visit to learn more about the history of Strasbourg and Christmas traditions? You're in luck: in Strasbourg, we have the good fortune of having enthusiastic guides who love to share their knowledge with visitors! So slip on your shoes and follow in the footsteps of the Night watchman: Jean-François Kovar and Daniel Ehret take you on a nighttime walk through the city streets…
Slip softly into the Strasbourg night
The meeting place is set for Place du Château, the starting point of a guided tour that will take you to locations such as Place du Marché aux Poissons and Place du Marché-aux-Cochons-de-Lait, Place des Tripiers and Place Gutenberg, the streets of the Carré d’Or and Place de la Cathédrale. The Night watchman strikes up his lament (listen carefully, you'll need to remember it to sing it all together with him during the walk!) and you slip into the Strasbourg night, beautifully illuminated by the Christmas Market lights.
Listen to the story of Strasbourg
What more beautiful setting could there be to listen to the story of Strasbourg and Alsace? Its incredible heritage and history along with, of course, its Christmas traditions. Jean-François and Daniel take turns telling the story, bringing their historical insight and anecdotes, not forgetting to awaken our sense of childlike wonder. Tales and songs punctuate the walk, giving this tour a hint of magic. There's no doubt, a walk with the Night watchman is an experience not to be missed in Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas!
Dates and times
Length: approximately 1 hour 30 min.
Ticket sales and tour departure point: Place du Château, in front of the Œuvre Notre-Dame museum.
Prices: €5 / €1 for under 16s.
Fridays from November 22 to December 20 at 8:30 p.m., Saturdays from November 23 to December 21 at 8:30 p.m., Sundays from November 24 to December 22 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, December 24 at 5 p.m.