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Munich: Viktualienmarkt Gourmet Food Tour

1. Munich: Viktualienmarkt Gourmet Food Tour

From Weißwurst (traditional Bavarian white sausage) to pretzels, from beer to cheese – the possibilities for eating and drinking at the Viktualienmarkt seem virtually endless. On this tour of the Viktualienmarkt in Munich, open up your senses with tasty delicacies and fascinating stories. This gourmet tour begins at Marienplatz. From here you’ll go directly to the Viktualienmarkt, where you’ll stop at several stands to sample the many delicacies and discover stories about the food and the market traders. Find various types of sausages, cheese, bread, and exotic fruit, and you’ll finish off the tour with some pickled Bavarian delicacies.

Munich: Night Watchman's Rounds Guided Tour in German

2. Munich: Night Watchman's Rounds Guided Tour in German

In the late hours of the evening, join the costumed night watchman on his rounds of Munich's old town. Immerse yourself in a lovely and mysterious long-forgotten world and experience the history of the city firsthand. The night watchman is much more than just a tour guide with a lantern in his hand. When the denizens of Munich sleep, the night watchman must maintain peace and order in the alleyways and darkened corners of the city.  He knows all the winds of the maze of the city and is the trusted bearer of dark stories and clandestine societies.  He disdains the modern era, chastises the guests when they don't know about the patron saints of the city, but is always happy to answer when someone asks, "Why does one need so many taps here in Munich?" His response: "For the beer!" The night watchman shepherds his flock at Marktplatz, yet he so scorns the lively nightlife gathering after 21:00 - law-abiding citizens are in bed by then. Head to St. Peter's Church and take a look at the tops of the towers – the night watchman will explain why they stand askew. On the south side, see the old churchyard and hear stories from the gravestones: funeral customs and epitaphs, decomposing corpses, and missing church pews.  At the tower of the Altes Rathaus on the historic "Salzstraße," the old Stadttor comes to life and complains of its rebuilding in the '70s. Here, he questions visitors' piety. Patron saints holy Onuphrius and Henry the Lion will protect the people from sudden death. Continue past the torture chamber and prison to the Alter Hof, built by Louis II. Learn why this ruler was regarded as so harsh, how the House of Wittelsbach came to Munich, and from where the Zwingerstock's name came. Follow the city walls from the 12th century and head west from Wasserburg. At Gruftgasse, hear Alois tell the spooky story of Waller in Walchensee, of the young lady and her golden ring.  And in the Schäfflergasse, learn why wine, rather than beer was the drink of choice in the Middle Ages. At the cathedral, set your sights higher to the symbols of the city, the two towers. Hear about the rich widow's epitaph and Fanny von Ickstatt's unlucky fall from the north tower of the Frauenkirche as the tour of the inner city draws to a close. Then continue to Promenadeplatz with the old "Salzstadel".  Pass the Palais Porcia and Palais Holstein as the night watchman tells the story of the sovereign lord Karl Albrecht, who had the palaces built for his mistress. At the Salvatorkirche, learn about the enormous host desecration and the love story of Henriette Adelaide, the consort of electoral prince Ferdinand Maria, at the "Theatinerkreuzgang." After 10 years, the long sought-after heir to the throne was born, at which point the Theatine Church was built. Finally, the night watchman lets his herd loose into the night to continue his rounds.

Munich: Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

3. Munich: Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

Take a 2-hour walking tour of Munich to discover one of the darkest moments in the city’s history, learning of the birth of Nazism, the rise of Hitler, and the infamous Third Reich. In 1919, Germany was emerging from World War I as a defeated and humiliated nation, with Munich in the grips of hyperinflation and Bavaria dominated by revolution and assassination. Out of this fertile soil of chaos rose the Nazi movement, and one of history’s most powerful dictators, Adolf Hitler. Follow the inception of Nazism, from the first mass meeting at the Hofbräuhaus to the failed attempt to seize power at the Feldherrnhalle. You will go to the site of party rallies at Königsplatz, and stop in the Hofgarten to talk about The White Rose Resistance Movement. The tour covers all the important facts and sites that played a role in the origin of this dark chapter, which ended with the beautiful city of Munich in ruins and the second world war cutting deep wounds across Deutschland.

Munich: An Evening of Bavarian Beer and Food Culture

4. Munich: An Evening of Bavarian Beer and Food Culture

A warm glow is guaranteed when you immerse yourself in German beer and food culture on this evening tour in Munich. You'll meet a friendly local guide who'll introduce the beer capital of the world and tell you about the secret haunts where locals go for the really good stuff. Learn about the fascinating history of German brewing - from the ancient Hausfrauen brew women to the great monastic breweries of the middle ages, and the revered Reinheitsgebot (Purity Law) of 1516. You'll learn why the world looks to Munich for the ultimate examples of great-tasting beer. Sample several different delicious beer varieties and some traditional Bavarian food like cheese and meats on a Bavarian Food Platter. Sit with your group at a table in one of the city's finest old beer halls. You'll enjoy an exclusive private tour through the beautiful new Beer and Oktoberfest Museum housed in one of Munich's most historic buildings. After seeing a traditional beer garden, you'll finish at the world-famous Hofbräuhaus. There you have the option of continuing through the night to the sound of Bavarian Oompah bands.

Munich: Night Watchman Torch Tour in German

5. Munich: Night Watchman Torch Tour in German

Meet your night watchman guide in Marienplatz, then travel back in time where your adventure begins. Follow your guide through the dark alleys of Munich, and listen to the tales of the ghosts and ghouls that still haunt these streets. Learn how during the Middle Ages, it was the night watchman’s duty to maintain order and peace in the city, as well as to protect the citizens from thieves, murderers, and enemies. Hear how each night he would close the city gates and call the striking of the hour. During the walking tour, the night watchman will guide you to some of the most prominent historical locations and buildings in the city. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a new perspective of Munich, and a few tales to take home.

Munich: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

6. Munich: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

Munich does not only offer vibrant life full of light and atmosphere, but also a different, darker side. On this city tour, you explore the uncanny places of the northern Old Town, between the posh Kreuzviertel district with its Promenade Square and the aristocratic Graggenau district with the world famous Wittelsbacher residence. The tour starts at the Frauenkirche, where you meet the devil himself right in the beginning. Learn how he, trying to impede the building of the cathedral, duped himself and left the infamous devil's footprint. But that's not all: Hear about a spooky encounter with a ghost wearing a pointed cap on the cemetery, a cold-hearted scrooge on the Promenade Square and the fat ghost of the gate Maxtor. Probably the most eerie spot of the tour is the tower Jungfernturm, where atrocious screams from those tortured to death were supposedly overheard. Look out for the spooky spots in the city center, meet devils, demons, heretics and the doomed and find places, at which horrifying crimes took place and where alleged witches sighed out their soul. Whether you are a long-established inhabitant of Munich or a newcomer, a tourist on a short visit or staying in the city for longer, young or old – this tour offers something to everyone. Because of the spooky contents, the tour is recommended for participants 12 years and up.

Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

7. Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

Discover the sights of central Munich on an informative guided city walk. See Marienplatz, the Frauenkirche and the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus brewery. Visit the cathedral and Theatine Church. Get a glimpse of the endless shopping opportunities by popping into the Fünf Höfe shopping mall. Pass the Dallmayr store and Schuhbeck's restaurant and stroll across Odeonsplatz. Finally, visit the famous Viktualienmarkt. Enjoy the special atmosphere in one of the typical beer gardens or stroll through the stalls selling flowers, cheese, spices, and other produce. Listen to interesting stories and anecdotes told by your guide, and learn more about the state capital of Bavaria and its citizens.

Munich: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

8. Munich: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

Embark on a family-friendly night walking tour in Munich with a guide dressed as a night watchman with a halberd ax. Be transported back in time to the middle ages as you listen to chilling stories from the watchman. Be greeted by your night watchman guide in his historical attire in Marienplatz. Hear your guide explain the duties of night watchmen. Discover medieval stories as you accompany him through the streets and alleys of Munich's old town. Walk along the old city wall and close the city gates together so that nobody can enter the city at night. Find out how the night watchman protects Munich from rabble and devastating fires. Watch as he blows his call horn to signal a fire. End your tour in Marienplatz.

München: Oktoberfest Experience and Lunch in Tent

9. München: Oktoberfest Experience and Lunch in Tent

Explore the fun and festivities that München's Oktoberfest has to offer and meet people from around the world while on the tour. Enjoy a table set aside for the group and taste snacks and enjoy included beer. Discover the Oktoberfest with a group of people from all around the world. Meet close to the Oktoberfest and walk with the group toward the festival. Indulge in a cold welcome beer, waiting for you at the meeting point. Introduce yourself to the group before making a short round through the Oktoberfest and learn more about the festival while walking. Move on to the next portion of the tour where is a table waiting for the group in a small rustic tent, where the first 2 liters of beer are already included. Taste a delicious bretzel, included for each guest, and a snack board for the group to share. Try some bavarian specialties before discovering the rest of Oktoberfest with your new friends.

Munich: Oktoberfest Guided Tour

10. Munich: Oktoberfest Guided Tour

Experience a personal tour of Oktoberfest, the famous beer festival in Munich. Embark on a tour of the tents with a seasoned Bavarian guide. Learn about the history of each tent, try the best beers with all the information, and discover secrets about Munich in a small group. Don't run through the city, enjoy it, with this special guided tour of Oktoberfest. Immerse yourself in the local culture and history of Munich and its famous beer festival. Allow your guide to entertain you, show off the best restaurants, and properly introduce you to the city. Taste beers at each tent in Oktoberfest and discover unique and unknown histories. Learn of WWII secrets, love affairs, and politics and truly enjoy yourself. Ask your guide anything and get advice about what to do for the rest of your stay, after a memorable experience.

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based on 4,261 reviews

Danielle was amazing. Really knowledgeable on the history of the Third Reich and the events that took place in and around Munich but also what led up to the events and the key figures in WWI and II. Could not recommend this tour highly enough. It gives you a great over view of a large city as well as the history

We booked this tour for our teen, who is really into history--specifically WWII. They said: "It was really good, I learned a lot of things and found it quite easy to ask the guide questions. It was quite informative and covered a large breadth of history."

Guide was knowledgable about the topic and is very passionate about the subject. Tour was very informative and it’s definitely time well-spent

Michael was an amazing ans passionate guide. He exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend!

Our guide Gabrielle was very friendly and informative recommend