night watchman of Partenkirchen
When the sun is setting behind the mountains and the shadows in the valley stretch ever longer the time comes when you can meet up with Anna the „night watchmann of Partenkirchen“ to do her nightly round in historical Partenkirchen.
Anna a real life person from the 19 th. century was entrusted with the task of lightning the lamps from her aging father.
Marie-Luise Bergler enjoys bringing history to life in Partenkirchen when out on one of her guided tours she slips into a loden coat and thus into the rule of a night watchman. She carries not only the lantern typical of her guilde but also a horn and a halberd a medieval pole weapon.Together with her guets she roams the dark alleys of Partenkirchen to make sure everthing`s all right in the shadows. An atmosphere of mystery and suspense is all but assured when she takes people on this journey into the neenteenth century. The night watchmann used to keep an eye on the town`s inhabitans including famous artists and noble visitors who lived here in times long past. He would light the street lamps and ensure saftey in the alloways. He also used his signal horn to warn of catastrophes such as floods and desastrous town fire. Unlike in other areas where night watchman had a poor reputation the profession was respected in Partenkirchen and descendants of the original night watchman still live here today.
Marie Luise guided tour starts out from the Ludwigstrasse 73, every Saturday at 9 pm (8 pm in winter) Nov. Dec. Jan. winter break
Registration for groups and other celebrations
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ludwigstraße 73, under the arcades
every Saturday 8pm
approx. 1 hour
adults 12 EUR, seniors 10 EUR, children free of charge
+49(0)160 922 987 25