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Night Watchman's Rounds Through Munich

1. Night Watchman's Rounds Through Munich

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 happen 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 about 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: Night Watchman Walking Tour with Torch

2. Munich: Night Watchman Walking Tour with Torch

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

3. 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.

Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

4. Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

Experience Rothenburg ob der Tauber by night while hearing about its medieval past. Learn from your night watchman guide the important duties of a watchman and the greatest dangers a medieval town can face. Wander through tranquil squares and deserted alleys on this private 1-hour tour. Meet your night watchman at the suggested meeting point or be picked up at your hotel or a restaurant of your choice in the Old Town. With a hat, coat, halberd, horn, and lantern, the night watchman will personally welcome you and your group. Join the night watchman on this one-hour evening tour through the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Enjoy the tranquility of the almost deserted alleys and the sights of the city in romantic lighting. Listen to the watchman's stories and about life when the Black Death threatened people, as well as torture and cruel punishments. Learn to understand why places of worship, monasteries, and city defense played such an important role and how the city developed. During your tour, you will see the mighty St. James Church as well as the town hall and part of the city walls. A special highlight of the evening is a view of one of the gateways with its high towers. Take the chance to ask your night watchman whatever curiosities you may still have and enjoy a photo session with the night watchman before they say goodbye to you.

Munich: Mystery and Ghost Tour

5. 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: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

6. 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.

Wicked Munich: Witches, Criminals and Executioners

7. 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: Signs and Wonders Tour

8. Munich: Signs and Wonders Tour

Visit the most wonderful places and characters around Munich's pedestrian zone between Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz on this tour See the miracle madonnas at the Holy Spirit Church and absorb this sacred location's healing powers. Participate in profane rituals which promise love, prosperity, and health and discover for yourself that miracles really do come true in Munich. Visit the resting place of the patron saint of lovers and discover how to benefit from her powers of love. Discover places of health and experience peace and wellbeing in the heart of the city and visit a place of wealth to discover which rituals will bring you a full purse. Also find out with us what really hides behind the four magical lions at the Residence, and what really happens when you rub their noses. Track down locations in Munich where miracles happened, and continue to happen. The tour starts at the Old Town Hall, before visiting the oldest churches in the inner city. Afterward, get in touch with royal virtues at the Residence close to Odeonsplaz. Discover secret places, characters, and rituals between Frauenkirche, Residenz, and Marienplatz.

Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

9. 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.

Munich: Thrilling Night Watchman Tour Through the Old Town

10. Munich: Thrilling Night Watchman Tour Through the Old Town

Join this nocturnal tour and accompany a night watchman in historical gear. Starting from Marienplatz, this wonderful walking tour will take you through Munich by night. Listen to medieval stories and discover the illuminated sights of Munich's historic center. See the Frauenkirche cathedral and learn about the old cemeteries. Find out where the old town gates were located and what usually happened on the hours in the evenings. Learn how the night watchman protected Munich from riffraff and terrible fires. Next to their authentic utensils like the lantern, halberd, and bugle, the night watchman will show you real medieval coins and his wooden bill. If you want, you can accompany the night watchman to their nightcap.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 15 reviews

What a fabulous tour! Our night watchman was enthusiastic, playful, and a great storyteller, and he has clearly done careful research into the history of Munich. I also very much appreciated his giving the tour in English to make sure that all of us could understand. (His English is excellent.) I would most definitely take a tour with this particular guide again.

Really wonderful evening with the Night Watchman on his rounds locking down the wall in Munich. Enjoyed learning about mid-evil Munich and seeing the sights. Wolfgang is a fantastic guide and really knows the history, plus he is very entertaining and enthusiastic about the tour. Highly recommend the tour.

Very nice experience hearing the history of the state in a different way. Very entertaining and exactly my sense of humor. I'd love to do it again

Wonderful!!! Excellent and informative and entertaining!

Tolle Atmosphäre und spannendes Game. Hat Spaß gemach!