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Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

1. Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

Munich is a city of happy faces, plenty of sunshine, brass-band music, delicious beer, and tasty sausages. There's always plenty to see here, such as the fourth-largest chimes in the world, or the full-body relic of the Holy Munditia, the patron saint of single women. Join this hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour of the Bavarian capital and experience the so-called village of a million! When the weather is good, the comfortable double-decker buses will have their roof open, giving you a clear view of Munich's most beautiful sights. Get to know this world-famous city at your own pace, with fascinating explanations about its history and landmarks offered on the bus in 10 different languages. See Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, the English Garden, the historic Old Town, Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz, and much more as you zip around the city. There are 2 tours for you to choose from: the City Tour and the Nymphenburg Olympic Park Tour, with each route taking one hour. 2 routes, with 10 stops throughout the city, for one great price. Hop on and off the bus whenever you like!

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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.

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From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

3. From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

After meeting your guide in Marienplatz, take an S-bahn train to Dachau Bahnhof and then a short bus ride to the memorial site. On the way, learn about the rise of the Nazi Party throughout the 1920s up to Adolf Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor in 1933. Hear about the introduction of concentration camps and the role Dachau played as a model for other camps. Start a guided tour of all the areas and buildings open to the public. Visit the SS training facility, the bathhouse, and the main gate with the infamous ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ slogan. See the perimeter fence, several religious memorials, and the bunker, which acted as a prison within the camp. Your guide will explain the methods of torture and punishments used in the camp, and the various medical experiments carried out on prisoners. Hear what daily life was like for prisoners and their guards. Learn about Georg Elser, the man who almost killed Hitler and was executed at Dachau. Visit the former gas chamber and crematorium. Watch a short color film of Dachau in the hours following its liberation, and hear about what happened afterwards. You will then walk back to the visitor center and start the return journey back to Munich.

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Viktualienmarkt 2-Hour Gourmet Food Tour: Munich

4. Viktualienmarkt 2-Hour Gourmet Food Tour: Munich

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 2-hour 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. Here you’ll find various types of sausages, cheese, bread, and exotic fruit, and you’ll finish off the tour with some pickled Bavarian delicacies.

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Munich: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

5. Munich: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

Discover Munich by following clues and solving puzzles while exploring Marienplatz, Frauenkirche, and other haunted places. Using an interactive city exploration app on your phone, follow a step-by-step guide to the cursed buildings and monuments of Munich whilst listening to stories about these horrific locations. Solve each clue to unlock the next destination and wander around the city streets visiting some of the most iconic landmarks including Marienplatz, St. Peter’s Church, and more. As you explore, discover the hidden legends and haunted tales, and listen to spine-tingling stories from start to finish. This tour is designed for travelers looking to see the city of Munich from a different perspective, and have an experience unlike any other. Along the way, you’ll find locations that even the locals don’t know about, and see sights you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. Benefit from the freedom to complete the tour at your own pace, and pause the game at any time. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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Munich's Beer Halls and Breweries: 3-Hour Guided Tour

6. Munich's Beer Halls and Breweries: 3-Hour Guided Tour

Munich has long been hailed as the beer capital of the world and every year plays host to the uproarious party known as the Oktoberfest. Regardless of whether you can tell a pilsner from a lager, this guided tour of the city’s beer halls and breweries will satisfy your thirst for beer and your thirst for knowledge of Munich’s brew-making history and its famous beer. Led by a knowledgeable guide, your group will visit several traditional beer halls favored by Munich residents. Learn the secrets of making Weissbier, Munich’s traditional beer specially brewed in Munich’s oldest commercial brewery. Here you’ll also get to sample traditional German dishes. Finally, toast to your newly-acquired knowledge with a liter of beer at Hofbräuhaus, one of the city’s most popular beer halls. Enjoy two complimentary beers (0.5 liters each). Don't miss out on this beer tour of the beer capital!

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Munich City & English Garden Walking Tour in English

7. Munich City & English Garden Walking Tour in English

Pulsating with energy and commerce, yet charmingly wedded to its historic past, Munich is an exciting city to visit and a charming town to walk around. On this 2-hour tour with an expert guide you will be introduced to many of its major attractions and told about some of the city’s legends. Start at the large open square of Marienplatz, dominated by the Old and New Town Hall. Stroll through the inner city and see sites such as the Frauenkirche and the former royal palaces of the Munich Residenz. Along the way you will learn about the city’s colorful 850-year history, stopping at sites that have witnessed events of not just local, but worldwide interest. See some of its famous beer halls and move on to its green attraction, the massive English Garden. Larger than New York’s Central Park, you will walk among oak and maple trees and discover where people can surf, despite being 6 hours from the nearest sea!

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Munich: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

8. Munich: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

Experience cemeteries and interrogations, silver pennies and executions as you step back to the Middle Ages. Meet Wolfram, your night watchman guide in the central square of Marienplatz. They'll be carrying a lantern, halberd and horn to help immerse you in the world of medieval Munich. Walk with your group to Munich's 12th century city wall, and learn about the executions and beheadings of the middle ages. Smell incense in the ancient remains of St. Peter's church, and learn about the punishments for bad bakers at Metzgerzeile. Witness the closing of the Talburg Gate and a fight with a halberd. Learn about the terrifying torture techniques used in medieval prisons. You'll also explore the city's castle and the Schwabinger Gate, as you discover the fascinating and gruesome history of middle age Munich.

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Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

9. Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Jump on the blue open-top double-decker bus and experience a hop-on hop-off tour through the beautiful city of Munich. Get on and off the bus as often as you want and explore the sights in the city on your own. Alternatively, you can stay on the bus to enjoy the view and listen to the informative live commentary. On the tour, see the scenic Odeonsplatz and the interesting architecture of the Pinakotheken, home to numerous works of art. Head pass Marienplatz and discover the famous Viktualienmarkt with its delicacies as well as the famous Hofbräuhaus. Get off at Karlsplatz and stroll through the pedestrian zone and shopping arcade. Explore the fantastic castles and their gardens, and discover the history of Munich. 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Kunstareal 3. Odeonsplatz 4. Eisbach 5. Deutsches Museum 6. Marienplatz/Tal 7. Max-Joseph-Platz 8. Karlsplatz/Stachus

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Tour Through Munich's Historic District

10. Tour Through Munich's Historic District

See the highlights of Munich's historic old town on this exciting guided tour. You'll start at Marienplatz and head for St. Peter's, the oldest church in Munich. Stroll through the farmer's market, and let yourself be drawn in by the tantalazing aromas. Try a couple local specialties before setting off for the Old Town Hall. In the Burgstraße, the house of the author in residence awaits you, as well as the Old Court, the former seat of the Duke of Bavaria. Then it's through the medieval Platzgassen alleys, past Schuhbecks Cooking School, and on to the Hofbräuhaus. Here you'll see the Munich Beer Hall, which was even recreated in Las Vegas. Wonder at the exclusive shops in the most expensive shopping street in Germany, Maximilianstraße. The tour ends at the opera hall, with architecture reminiscent of a Greek temple.

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What people are saying about Marienplatz

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Matt has been an incredible guide! Very nice to the group, he made it a very pleasant tour on the tour. He is very interested in World War II, which makes him fascinating to listen to, very predisposed to asking questions that he answered with kindness. I recommend it if you want to go to the Dachau concentration camp, it's worth it. Thanks Matt :)

We loved our tour guide! He was sincere, experienced and very knowledgeable. I felt as I was taken decades back and was able to grasp an even deeper understanding of the history of Germany.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and kind. We really enjoyed this more personal experience and would do it again.

The guide was perfect. He knew a lot about the place and was able to answer all our questions

Interessante und ausführliche Tour. Florian war als Native ein super Guide!