Night Watch Tour

“Hear you men and let me tell you...”

Seeing Hof at night with a real night guard – that´s an unforgettable event for anybody! This way anybody would like to be whisked away into the past before the great fire of Hof in 1823 and listen to the stories of the Hofer night guard.


Every time the tower clock struck the hour, the night guards blew their horns as a signal and then called out the time – every hour they would sing a different song. Thus the citizens could just roll onto the other side knowing that the night guard would take care of any kind of danger. The hourly song though, was not the only task a night guard had to accomplish – but this he ought to tell you himself. Our night guard in Hof will tell you about his tasks, different incidents and special features of his occupation on the first Friday of every month. In December, however, his tour will be on New Year´s Eve which will be followed by a break in January and February. Also, if the date of his tour falls on a holiday he will be – on this day – off duty and will instead continue his tour the week after.

He asks you to please make an appointment:

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Please ask us for the dates.

Meeting point: Main entrance of St. Michael’s Church

Time: 8 pm

Price: 4€/person

Contact us

Tourist-Information Hof
Ludwigstraße 24
95028 Hof

<p>Telefon </p>  +49 (0)9281 815 7777
Telefax  +49 (0)9281 815 7779
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Opening details

Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday             10 am - 1 pm
Open Sundays    1 pm - 6 pm