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Munich: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

1. Munich: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Tour

Get to know Munich at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt and walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. Start your tour from Königsplatz. Visit Karolinenplatz with its beautiful yet bizarre obelisk that oversees it, and explore Odeonsplatz with its magnificent Odeon Hall. Photograph Max-Joseph-Platz with its unique aesthetic and marvel at the Frauenkirche as you get lost in its 2 tall towers. Then the imposing Jesuit Church of St Michael awaits you. From Marienplatz, continue your beautiful journey to the heart of Munich. Admire the Asamkirche. Let the Viktualienmarkt whet your appetite. See the Isartor, one of the 4 gates of Munich. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn interesting facts and create memories that you won't forget. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game.

Munich: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

2. Munich: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. After downloading the app start your tour from Königsplatz, the center of Munich and one of the most famous squares in the world. Visit Karolinenplatz with its beautiful obelisk, and explore Odeonsplatz with its magnificent Odeon Hall. You will get the chance to click photos of Max-Joseph-Platz with its unique aesthetic and marvel at the Frauenkirche as you get lost in its two tall towers. Next, see the Church of St Michael, and continue your beautiful journey to the famous Viktualienmarkt. Admire the Asamkirche and the magnificent Isartor(where the tour ends), one of the four gates of Munich. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Learn about stories and urban legends(not an audio tour) associated with the city or monuments of the city. Enjoy the tour with your friends and family and learn about the city as you wander around.

Munich: Escape Game and Tour

3. Munich: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an outdoor escape game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Munich. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour from Königsplatz. Visit Karolinenplatz with its beautiful yet bizarre obelisk that oversees it, and explore Odeonsplatz with its magnificent Odeon Hall. Photograph Max-Joseph-Platz with its unique aesthetic and marvel at the Frauenkirche as you get lost in its 2 tall towers. Then the imposing Jesuit Church of St Michael awaits you. From Marienplatz, continue your beautiful journey to the heart of Munich. Admire the Asamkirche. Let the Viktualienmarkt whet your appetite. See the Isartor, one of the 4 gates of Munich.

Munich: The Inception of the Nazi Movement City Game

4. Munich: The Inception of the Nazi Movement City Game

Explore the history of WWII in Munich on a self-guided exploration game via an app on your smartphone. Solve puzzles to unlock clues that will lead you to your next location, passing by famous sights along the way. Engage in an interactive game with your loved ones as you learn about history. Start your exploration adventure at Königsplatz and make your way around the city. See and learn about iconic WWII sights as you make your way to the final location of the game: the Old Town Hall. Solve challenges, watch the story unfold on your app, and follow the exact directions on your phone that will guide you to the next location. Best of all, explore at your own pace, pausing the game for a coffee or a meal and resuming it anytime from the location where you paused it.

Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

5. Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

All beginnings are difficult – not on a Segway! Before you start your tour of Munich, you'll learn how to ride the Segway and realize that it's actually very easy. Experience shows that every customer gets to grips with riding a Segway within minutes. After the initial training you can get on your way and start your tour of the city. The tour starts at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there you will head towards Isator. Ride through Tal towards Viktualienmarket and Marienplatz. See Königsplatz and admire its Neo-Classical buildings. Marvel at the impressive Neo-Gothic New Town Hall. See highlights of Munich's oldtown such as Feldherrnhalle and the Theatine Church. End your tour back at the starting point.

In the Footsteps of the Third Reich

6. In the Footsteps of the Third Reich

Discover and experience what traces the National Socialists left behind in Munich on a walking tour to the most important Nazi sites of activity. Understand when and why Adolf Hitler came to Munich, where he lived, how the NSDAP started, the most important Nazi buildings, the so-called Hitler coup and what resistance there was against the Nazi regime in Munich. Anyone seeking answers can find them in Munich, the cradle of National Socialism and where it grew into a movement. The tour begins at Odeonsplatz with the story of why Hitler came to Munich and where he lived and how he made a living. There you will exactly where the Hitler coup ended and see the former monument, which was erected for the deceased putschists. Afterward, you will walk through the court garden and explore a monument which was erected for resistance fighters. At the largest university in Germany the LMU you will hear about a well-known resistance group called "The White Rose" who created flyers and got beheaded at the end. In the Square of the Victims of National Socialism, you find out exactly who the victims were. At Haus der Kunst you will learn how the Nazis influenced art. In Galeriestraße you can still see where exactly the exhibition "Degenerate Art" took place. At the Karolinenplatz you will get to know the main sponsors of the Nazis. The last stop is the party center of the Nazis in Munich at Königsplatz, where you discover the Nazi headquarters the "Brown House" the Führer building (Hitler's office), the NSDAP administration and the NS Documentation Centre opened in 2015. You have the opportunity to visit the NS Documentation Centre after the tour (admission is not included).

Munich: Third Reich and WWII Walking Tour

7. Munich: Third Reich and WWII Walking Tour

The city tour starts at Königsplatz, one of the most important sites for the National Socialists in Munich. With the construction of the Führerbau, the NSDAP party administration, and the so-called "Honor Temples", the site of museums and culture was transformed into a rallying point for National Socialist hero worship. After a visit to the ruins and original buildings, the city tour continues along Briennerstraße, past the new NS Documentation Center, to Karolinenplatz. At the former residence of Hugo and Elsa Bruckmann, the story of this wealthy family illustrates how Hitler, initially a beer hall orator, gained access to Munich society and who supported him from the beginning. Also located on Briennerstraße, where the Bavarian State Bank stands today, was the Gestapo headquarters for Munich and Upper Bavaria. In 1933, Heinrich Himmler, in his role as Munich's Chief of Police, moved their headquarters here to the Wittelsbacher Palais. An inconspicuous memorial plaque and a larger photo wall commemorate this. Today, this site appears less threatening. However, the people of Munich were well aware that many opponents and resistance fighters, such as Georg Elser or the members of the White Rose, were imprisoned and interrogated here. They remembered the address, even though the Wittelsbacher Palais was destroyed during the war. This is also reflected in the establishment of the "Platz der Opfer des Nationalsozialismus" (Square of the Victims of National Socialism) diagonally opposite at Maximiliansplatz by the city of Munich in 1946. How this memorial site was subsequently handled vividly demonstrates the long-standing difficulties in dealing with National Socialism. The city tour continues to the Feldherrnhalle at the beginning of Ludwigstraße. Here, Adolf Hitler gave long commemorative speeches on the anniversaries of the Hitler Putsch. On the square, SS units were sworn in at night under floodlights and flags, as on the left side of the Feldherrnhalle there was a huge monument to the so-called "Blood Witnesses of the Movement" who died during the Hitler Putsch. Here, the Nazi regime displayed its full commitment to propaganda and the distortion of historical events. Today, a small plaque on the facade of the Residenz commemorates the four police officers of the Bavarian State Police who were killed. The city tour through Munich's Nazi history concludes with a roughly 30 cm wide bronze trail in Viscardigasse, which discreetly commemorates the silent resistance of Munich's civilian population.

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What people are saying about Karolinenplatz

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I organized a scavenger hunt day for my class (adult education) so that they could visit some of Munich's sights and put their German to the test with the puzzles. We all had a lot of fun! 😍😍😍

Great activity, you get to beautiful places that you don't normally visit that often. In addition, interesting and worth knowing things are brought closer to the places.

Very fun! Riddle easy enough for everyone and a good walk through the city! Different way to explore the city!

Very nice tour, great for a family. No time pressure, simple questions, but very interesting for the children.

Enthusiastic guide with great historical knowledge. Thank-you!