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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.

Wicked Munich: Witches, Criminals and Executioners

3. Wicked Munich: Witches, Criminals and Executioners

Experience the uncanny side of Munich on a walking tour of the southern old town. Meet the dishonest figures of the city, who with dirty hands remained on the fringes of society. Go back in time to when death was part of the everyday. Stroll through the lively Angers quarter to see the famous Viktualienmarkt and Hackenviertel with the Hofstatt. Meet shady characters, from hangmen to witches. Learn where the grave-digger shouldered his spade, where ravens circled, and where executioners whipped their hatchets. See remains of the rogue rabble that made the streets unsafe, when the good citizens retired for the night. Visit cursed places, and learn of the scary events that took place there. Walk from Frauenkiche to the Sendlinger Tor, criss-crossing the Hackenviertel. 

Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

4. Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

Experience a fun and kid-friendly tour of Munich's old town. Using puzzles and clues from the numbered envelopes, make your way from sight to sight in the historic center moving at your own pace.  Beginning at Stachus, the large square in the center of Munich, you will have the chance to discover the famous Frauenkirche, considered to be the symbol of Munich, Marienplatz, where both the old (Altes Rathaus) and new town halls (Neues Rathaus) are located, and the Viktualienmarkt, a popular gourmet food market.  This self-fun scavenger tour allows you and your family to take your time puzzling your way through the city while still benefiting from extensive information about the history of Bavaria's capital and learning about its landmarks in a fun, unconventional way.

Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

5. Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

Enjoy a fun and unique tour experience as you explore Munich in a Pedicab. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Visit the top highlights of Munich's old town and enjoy the beauty of the English Garden. See the Marienplatz and the New Town Hall and admire its neo-Gothic style. Discover the first castle in Munich, the Alter Hof, and head to the colorful Viktualienmarket. Stop by the old Munich city wall and gates, the world famous Hofbräuhaus, and the Hard-Rock Café. Learn about the Opernplatz with the National Theater and Maximiliansstrasse, and admire the beautiful inner courtyards of the Wittelsbacher Residenz. Ride through the baroque courtyard garden of the Residenz with the Hofgarten temple and Bavarian State Chancellery, before you enter the beautiful English Garden with a visit of the Japanese tea house, the Monopteros, and the Chinese tower.

Munich: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

6. 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.

Munich: Old Town and Viktualienmarkt Private Walking Tour

7. Munich: Old Town and Viktualienmarkt Private Walking Tour

Hear facts and legends about Munich city and taste local beer and snacks at the Viktualienmarkt on a private walking tour. The city is full of history, but also very modern and lively. See the selected highlights with your local professional guide and enjoy the brewing traditions of Bavaria. Explore the special Old Town tour route and become a Munich expert in few hours. It’s a great combination of local history and cuisine during one tour. Start your guided walking tour at Marienplatz and see the amazing new town hall, the golden statue Mariensäule, and the Altes Rathaus. Move toward St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city with its huge tower and observation terrace. The panorama is always fabulous, if the weather is really good you can even see the Alps. On the way, you'll also be able to see St. Michael’s Church and Asamkirche with amazing paintings and ceilings. Get to know Viktualienmarkt, the oldest food market in Munich which is over 200-years old. Learn about its history from a local expert. Take a seat and rest in the beer garden and enjoy the atmosphere. You will have a chance to taste Bavarian brewing traditions as the beer menu changes every day. Try local snacks such as Bratwurst Semmel with sauerkraut.

Munich: Vegetarische Viktualienmarkt Probiertour

8. Munich: Vegetarische Viktualienmarkt Probiertour

Discover the flavors of Viktualienmarkt on this 2-hour guided food tour. Explore this vibrant food market full of tasty delicacies and enjoy a refreshing beer as you stroll. Start your vegetarian tasting tour at Marienplatz, Munich's original market square, and head directly to the Viktualienmarkt. Learn amusing and interesting facts about the traditional market from your guide and chat with the vendors who will be happy to tell you stories from behind the scenes. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle atmosphere of the market with its 140 stalls, colorful displays, maypole, beer garden, and the beautiful drinking fountains with their famous Munich originals.

Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

9. Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Experience an exciting city tour through Munich's old town in a very special way. Solve puzzles and follow the clues from the numbered envelopes to discover Munich's next highlight. Get a lot of background information about the sights or the city's history. Start at the main station and explore the Karlstor at the famous Stachus, the citizen's hall (Bürgersaal) and the St. Michael's Church (Kirche St. Michael) on Neuhauser Straße among other places. Continue to the famous Frauenkirche, the Marienplatz with the old (Altes Rathaus) and the new town hall (Neues Rathaus) and the Viktualienmarkt. Puzzle your family and yourself through the whole city and get extensive information about the history of Bavaria's capital in a variety of ways.

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

10. 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. Eisbach5. Deutsches Museum (Stop temporarily suspended due to construction work!)6. Marienplatz/Tal7. Max-Joseph-Platz8. Nymphenburg Palace9+10. Olympic Park/BMW Welt & Museum11. Schwabing/English Garden 

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What people are saying about Viktualienmarkt

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I booked the On-Off Bus for my grandson and myself. I choose this particular tour because it offered two routes, one going a bit out of town to the BMW Museum and the Olympic Park, both of which were of interest to us. We also took advantage of the intown route. The audio provided a good description of the buildings and areas we passed. I find Hop on Hop Off busses a plus in every new city I visit, and this did not disappoint. My only issue was that we missed the first bus trying to find out where we should be. Another tour we took which picked up at the same spot provided a google map location. This would be helpful.

It was a super interesting and fun tour with the night watchman Wolfram. We've been on 3 tours over the years but he was the best. He always found a quiet place in bustling Munich (NFL night) and enlightened us about the tally stick, street names, church and criminals. Definitely highly recommended.

we've had a great experience with it! lots of historical information given in a very understandable way. Even if your German if far from excellence, you'll still enjoy it

Sehr schöne Tour. Viele Sehenswürdigkeiten hätten wir ohne die Tour übersehen. Unser Guide Steffi war hervorragend.

Wolfram did an interesting city tour and packed a lot of information in anecdotes.