Munich: Hangmen, Whores and Witches (Theatrical tour)
In the evening hours they emerge from the darkness of Munich's past: actors in historic costumes illustrate fates, reenact the pact with the devil and take you into a long-forgotten world of faith and conceptions.
Admire breathtaking acting scenes
Enjoy a theatrical tour with actors in traditional costumes
Walk along the Neuhauser Tor, the St. Michaelis Church, the Frauenkirche, the yard of the Town Hall, St Peter's Church and the Old Town Hall
Listen to gripping stories and learn historic facts
Hangmen, whores and witches – what did these three “professions” have in common in Munich? Well, the hangmen were not only occupied in torture chambers or on a gallows mound, they were also pimps!
This popular walking tour is centered around witch hunts, prostitution, torture and executions. Why, for example, do witches fly on brooms? Why was the execution site located outside of town? And why does prostitution not exist anymore in the historic center since the 1970s?
This walking tour begins at the Neuhauser Tor, where delinquents were led to their execution out of town. Passing through historic Salzstraße, you reach the former Jesuit school from the times of the witch hunts. An argument between the duchess Renata and the Jesuit Father Ignatius brings you right back to the dark 16th century: When during the construction of the St Michaelis Church the tower collapsed, it was obvious that "such an unusual storm was created by the accursed bad women."
But it was not only witches that were executed: At the Schöner Turm you will hear the sad story of the unfortunate gold smith. A strong blast of wind will lead you to the landmark of Munich, the Frauenkirche, where you will meet the Prince of Darkness himself: You will find out why the devil helped the master builder to construct the church and why it is so windy here, as well as the transcendental question of the devil's shoe size.
On the way, you will hear witch stories about potions, rides on brooms, toads' tongues and children's hands, until you arrive at the magnificent town hall, where the alchemist Marco Bragadino is awaiting us. The supposed gold smith tries to warm us to his arts. At St. Peter's Church we get to know the everyday life of a hangman, how he looked, why he was best avoided or how to obtain a gallows rope.
We will also witness a beautiful woman escaping sure death. At the old town hall we will cross the former torture chamber whilst listening to gruesome stories. The Platzl was home to Munich's red light district until the Olympic Games of 1972. What the Spider Murphy Gang sang about in “Skandal im Sperrbezirk” is Munich city history: In the clean, decent “cosmopolitan city with a heart” there was no place anymore for Rosi and her colleagues.
• Competent and entertaining guide
• Professional team of actors in historic costumes
Good to Know:
There is the possibility of ordering a gift voucher, which is sent by post directly by the organizers within one working day. For handling and postage an extra charge of €4,- applies.
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“Fun and interactive”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Hailsham, United Kingdom on April 7th, 2013 Helpful tour guide and an interesting route. Acting was brilliant and made this tour 'something different'.
“you've got to experience this”
Reviewed by Sigrid from Oppenheim, Germany on August 27th, 2012 I absolutely recommend this kind of city tour. You learn a great deal about the city's historical origins and the little dramatized portions let you really empathize with the people being portrayed. It's really about "executioners, whores, and witches". A different kind of city tour, and an indescribable experience. Everyone taking part in the city tour was super excited. So: IT'S AN ABSOLUTE MUST.
“Very interesting and entertaining tour.”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from München, Germany on August 12th, 2012 Very interesting and entertaining tour.
Reviewed by Nina from Schramberg, Germany on July 9th, 2012 Interesting and entertaining tour. The actors are awesome and there was always something to laugh about.
“Great Tour, very nice an knowledgable guide”
Reviewed by Ralf from Haag, Germany on June 11th, 2012 We're living in the Munich area since almost 20 years and have been to Munich quite often. But this tour gave new and yet unknown insights into Munich history. The guide and the actors did a great job and we had much fun. Highly recommendable!
“We were thrilled”
Reviewed by hongyue from ochtendung, Germany on April 8th, 2012 The tour guide and the two actors worked really well together. They taught as about the city of Munich and its inhabitants in a playful and funny way. It was very entertaining. Keep it up. We'd happily recommend this to our friends.
“Very entertaining, concise and interesting.”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Münster, Germany on October 30th, 2011 Thankyou for an amazing evening. The actors were marvellous, the tour was very interesting and concise and what we learnt will stay in our memories. Really brilliant!
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Germering, Germany on January 17th, 2011
Reviewed by Markus from -, Germany on November 29th, 2010
Very interesting and short-lenghted. The actors were excellent! Great!
“War sehr witzig und interessant.”
Reviewed by Kristina from Magdeburg, Germany on June 19th, 2013 Danke der Stadtführerin und den Schauspielern.
“Tour kam nicht zustande. Alernativtour "Nachtwächterführung" war nett.”
Reviewed by Joachim P. from Bochum, Germany on March 17th, 2013 Tour kam nicht zustande. Wurden am Tag der Tour vormittags darüber informiert und konnten noch auf die Nachtwächtertour umbuchen. Diese war nett, aber sicherlich kein 100 %iger Ersatz für die ausgefallene Tour.
“Es war klasse.”
Reviewed by Anja from München, Germany on January 20th, 2013 Es war super, hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht!
“Sehr interessant und super kompetente Führung und Schauspieler”
Reviewed by Ralf from München, Germany on December 23rd, 2012 Sehr interessant und super kompetente Führung und Schauspieler
“sehr gute Führung”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Ramlinsburg, Switzerland on December 16th, 2012 Die Stadtführerin und die Schauspielerinnen haben einen sehr guten Job gemacht. Sehr Informativ und unterhaltsam.
“Sehenswerte, informative Stadtour der etwas anderen Art”
Reviewed by Carmen from Dormagen, Germany on December 16th, 2012 Es hat viel Spaß gemacht, auch wenn es kalt war, Respekt an die Schauspieler !!!!!
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Hechendorf, Germany on November 25th, 2012 Die Tour wurde sehr kurzweilig, interessant und amüsant geführt
Das war sicherlich nicht das letzte Mal, dass wir dabei sind
“Hochinteressant und sehr empfehlenswert!!”
Reviewed by Eva from Linz, Austria on November 5th, 2012 Wenn es nicht sooo kalt gewesen wäre hätten wir es noch mehr genossen,aber dafür kann niemand was :)
“Sehr interessant und lerhreich!!”
Reviewed by Eva from Linz, Austria on November 5th, 2012 Super Führung,empfehlenswert!!
“vielen Dank für den informativen und sehr anschaulichen Abend”
Reviewed by Doris from Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany on October 15th, 2012 einschließlich der schauspielerischen Darbietungen
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