Munich Walking tours

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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: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

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

3. 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: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

4. 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.

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: Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

6. 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: Mystical Nymphenburg Palace

7. Munich: Mystical Nymphenburg Palace

Explore the imposing Baroque building of the Nymphenburg Palace and head inside for a tour through its elegant hallways. Learn about the history of this castle, one of the premier royal residences in Europe, and discover the beautiful portraits of the Gallery of Beauties. Make the most of your time in Munich with a trip to this ancient royal summer residence. Conceived as a gift from Ferdinand Maria to his art-loving wife, dive into the mystical story of this fairytale-worthy castle inspired by nymphs. Take in every detail in the company of a professional. Stroll through the several sections of the palace and park, constantly redesigned by the dukes, princes, and kings of the past. Enjoy a mix of beauty and fantasy and step into its Gallery of Beauties to gaze at portraits of the most beautiful German noble women from back in the day.

Munich: An Evening of Bavarian Beer and Food Culture

8. 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's Original Pub Crawl

9. Munich's Original Pub Crawl

After meeting in the city center, spend some time getting to know the other tourists, backpackers, couch surfers, and locals in your group. Enjoy a welcome beer, then follow your guide on a tour of some of Munich's coolest spots. Crawl through 3 of the city's hippest and trendiest locations in Munich's city center. Take advantage of free entry, free shots, and great vibes. Let your bar guide inform you of party insider tips, and dance the night away in the club where the tour ends.

Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

10. Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

Your tour starts at Karlsplatz, directly under the arch of Karlsdorf. From there, let your guide lead you through the mysterious history of secret societies in Munich. While some secret societies are working to improve the world, others try to manipulate it with terrible plans, using their hidden influence on political and social events. Whether Knights Templar, Freemasons or Illuminati, all have left their mark on this city. Embark on a search for clues through the center of Munich and learn all about these strange groups. Your guide will point out to you things that passersby will miss, and help you decipher the symbols of these secret societies. Learn about the multiple societies that were founded in the Bavarian metropolis, many of whom are still surrounded by an aura of the mysterious, even though they no longer exist - at least officially. From the Old Academy to the Michael's Church, then to Frauenkirche and finally to Promenade square, see the parts of Munich most relevant to these groups. Get all your questions answered: were they really only radical Enlighteners, or are they dominating our world even today? What about the Order of the Golden Fleece, whose insignia we encounter everywhere in Munich? Who are the Guglmen, and much more.

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4.6 / 5

based on 4,261 reviews

Very informative activity which allowed us understand what happened in that place, with details that we would never be aware of walking alone.

Very informative. Learnt a lot about pre-WW2 history that I didn’t know before! Tour guide was engaging. Definitely worth it!

Amazing! Thanks to Michelle our tour guide for a productive day!

Fantastic! Great guide and very interesting and educational

Informative and interesting guide tour for a fair price.