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Munich: Mystery and Ghost Tour

1. Munich: Mystery and Ghost Tour

Embark on a mystery tour into the secrets and legends of Munich’s history. What myths of faith existed in the Middle Ages? Which personalities could not find peace and why? This walk will provide you with the answers to these and other questions. At selected places in Munich's Old Town, historical facts alternate with entertaining stories. The tour begins at the Frauenkirche in Munich, where the devil has left his mark. The tour continues to the old city tower telling the sad story of the goldsmith and moves on to Promenadenplatz.  Tales of torture and torment surround the maiden tower on the old city wall, making the legend of the lucky lions at the residence a welcome change. But the former residence of the Wittelsbacher not only holds positive secrets.  Around the Marienplatz there are numerous stories of monsters and mythical creatures to report before the tour ends at the Old Peter, the oldest church in Munich.

Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

2. Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

On this tour you can celebrate the Christmas season in the traditional German style by visiting some of the many Christmas markets in Munich as well as the city’s very own Christmas village. You will take a festive stroll through the colorful markets clustered around the historic Old Town, including the central market on Marienplatz, the Christmas village in the palace courtyard of the royal Rezidenz, the “Crib Market”, and the popular “Medieval Market” near Odeonsplatz. The tour will make regular stops at the various stalls and your guide will tell you all about the history of the markets, the meaning of the displays, and the Advent and Christmas rituals associated with them. You will also get to sample the traditional seasonal delicacy of Lebkuchen (gingerbread cake). You have the chance to see where many of the world’s most beloved seasonal traditions originated – the Christmas tree and the Advent calendar both originated in Germany. You will also get to experience the unique atmosphere of an authentic old Christkindlmarkt in a traditional setting, a favorite for many Germans.

Munich: Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

3. Munich: Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

Discover Munich's Christmas traditions and culture as you explore three distinct Christmas markets on a guided tour. Savor the three warm cups of mulled wine and taste local sausages at Viktualienmarkt. Start your guided tour at Odeonsplatz, near the city center. Make your way to the first stop, Wittelsbacherplatz. Explore this medieval-themed market and sip on a warm cup of mulled wine. As you walk, your guide will provide insightful commentary about the city and its Christmas traditions. Continue to the city center for the second stop. Arrive at the second market and be greeted with your second cup of mulled wine. Enjoy the distinct classical theme of the market as you browse the crafts and Christmas treats. Then, head to the bustling Viktualienmarkt food market. Here, taste various local sausages paired with your third cup of mulled wine. After finishing the sausage plate, enjoy some time to see the market. Finish your tour here, but feel free to stay as long as you like.

Munich: Christmas Markets Walking Tour with Snack and Drink

4. Munich: Christmas Markets Walking Tour with Snack and Drink

Dig into local lore and culture as you wind your way through the magic of Munich's Christmas markets on this guided walking tour. Let your guide share their favorite gluhwein (mulled wine) with you and savor a German classic, a Lebkuchenherz (heart cookie).  Meet your guide at the centrally-located Karlsplatz which is easy to access by public transportation. Begin your Christmas adventure as your guide tells you about how the holiday become so popular. Decode symbols used at the markets.  Hear about Krampus as you take in the colorful lights, lively stalls, and breathe in the scents of sizzling sausage and spiced drinks. Visit the world-famous Munich Christmas Market and let your guide take you to the most photo-worthy spots. Enjoy the "Three Toasts to Christmas" book along the way. 

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4.1 / 5

based on 87 reviews

This was a very enjoyable tour of three of the many Christmas markets in Munich. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We had fun with the others on the tour. I would definitely book this tour again as well as other tours!

- Michelle was a great guide - Christmas market and Munich shopping orientation was good - good for kids to see ice skating location - no public toilets for customers at meeting location

Very nice event. The guide woman described and guided the tour very nicely and pleasantly lively. Great compliments to the lady from getyourguide.

Elizabeth was awesome! She told us lots of history and stories behind Christmas! She definately knows her way around the town ! Dress warm!!!

Really well organised. Good pace and overview of markets that you can go back to once tour is over.