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Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

1. 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: Thrilling Night Watchman Tour Through the Old Town

2. 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.

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: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

4. 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 Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

5. Munich Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Munich. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Munich on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring sites at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn interesting facts and create memories that you won't forget. Discover another side to Munich on this fun tour. Walk around and explore this iconic city. Be sure to take photos of the Asam Church and Odeonsplatz, where the city's most emblematic monuments are. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person. Start the activity any time, the schedule is flexible. You will visit Köningsplatz, Caroline’s Plaza, Odeonsplatz, Max Joseph Platz, Frauenkirche, St. Michael, Marienplatz, Asamkirche, Victualsmarket, Isartor, and more.

Munich: Residenz Palace, Museum and Treasury Private Tour

6. Munich: Residenz Palace, Museum and Treasury Private Tour

Join this exclusive tour to explore the nooks and crannies of the Residenz, the largest palace complex in Germany, with a Licensed Guide. Step inside to admire the stunning interiors and learn about its former inhabitants. Visit the Residenz Museum, Treasury and Cuvilliés Theater and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town. Choose a basic 2-hour option to see the highlights of the Residenz: the Palace, Museum, and Treasury. Follow in the footsteps of Bavarian kings, dukes, and electors who served in this royal residence from 1508 to 1918. Take a journey through the periods of Renaissance, to early Baroque, to Rococo, to Neoclassicism. Admire the lavish rooms and art collections that provide the distinguished taste and political ambition of the Wittelsbach dynasty. As a museum, the Residenz explores the ages of humanism, Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment, the divine right of kings and constitutional monarchy. In the Treasury, you will find a remarkable collection of crown jewels, royal insignia, goldsmith's works, swords, goblets, and other expensive items. The 3-hour option includes a private car transfer between your accommodation in Munich and the Residenz. This solution is perfect when you don't want to walk too far or use public transport. After the tour, you will be driven back to the address provided when booking. Opt for the extended 3.5-hour to visit the Residenz and the Cuvilliés Theatre. Admire the opulence of the auditorium that Elector Maximilian Joseph III built as his new opera house. Hear about the lavish opera productions and the first performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo that premiered here. Explore also Hofgarten, the formal court gardens of the royal residence. See the Bavarian Government, Marstall Theater, and the Grand State Opera. The 5-hour tour also includes a walking tour of Munich’s Old Town. Take a stroll from the Residenz to Odeonsplatz to see the Feldherrnhalle monument and Theatine Church, and hear about the infamous Beer Hall Putsch that took place here. Step inside the proud Frauenkirche (Munich Cathedral) and hear the legend of its Devil's footprint. Follow your private guide to the city-center square Marienplatz to admire the magnificent New Town Hall as well as the Old Town Hall, Fish’s Fountain, and St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city.

Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

7. Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Learn the facts and legends of fascinating Munich city on a private walking tour. On one hand it’s a city full of history, on the other very modern and lively. See the highlights and learn from your professional guide. Start your 2 hour guided walking tour at the Marienplatz and admire the amazing New Town Hall, the golden statue Mariensäule and Altes Rathaus. Move toward St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city with a huge observation tower. On the way you will also be able to spot St. Michael’s Church and visit Asamkirche with its beautiful paintings and ceilings. Explore more on the 3 hour option and visit Frauenkirche. It impresses all with its size and domed towers, also known for its legendary Devil's footprint. See the monumental gates of town at Sendlinger Tor and Karlsplatz, as well as Wittelsbach Fountain and then walk along the promenade. Extend to 4 hours and stroll down Bayerische Staatsoper, the exterior is just outstanding. Follow your guide to Odeonsplatz, pass the Residenz and explore Theatinerkirche. From the outside, the facade is plain in yellow, in Rococo style. It has an impressive interior with a high altar, sculptured columns, statues, and iconic stucco. On the 6 hour option you enter the top attraction - the Residenz. It includes Residenz Museum, Treasury and Theater. There you will see Ancestral Gallery, Porcelain Cabinet, Court Chapel and Royal Apartments, jewels and goldsmith's work, enamels, crystal objects and ivories and the marvelous auditorium of a theatre.

Munich: Guided Walking City Tour

8. Munich: Guided Walking City Tour

Start in the very heart of Munich, at Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) with its beautiful New City Hall and view to Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady). Marvel at St. Peter's, the first and eldest church of Munich. Go inside to admire its precious interior. Head to Viktualienmarkt, Germany's biggest food and grocery market with many Bavarian delicacies, to get a feeling for Bavarian food and where you meet some of the vendors. Only some minutes away, visit the famous Hofbräuhaus with its numerous international tourists but also strict Bavarian traditions. Continue to Max-Joseph-Square to discover the Royal Residence, where the family of Wittelsbach (the Bavaria kings) lived, loved, and ruled. If there is time left, stop at Fieldmarshall's Hall, erected when the old city walls have been demolished. Discover the evolution Munich has experienced from a medieval market through all bright and dark episodes of history to the capital of Bavaria.

Nuremberg: Private Guided Tour from Munich

9. Nuremberg: Private Guided Tour from Munich

Get to know Nuremberg, a beautiful Bavarian city with a rich history. Arrive at the Munich Central Station where your well-informed guide will be waiting for you. Together, travel by modern and comfortable train to discover Nuremberg on a private tour. Let your guide take you on an adventure and show you the most stunning parts of the city. Start your tour with the beautiful Old Town. Follow the guide and see St. Lorenz Church and its remarkable gothic architecture. Continue your tour and cross the river over Fleischbrücke, a late renaissance bridge. Once across, admire the astonishing facade of Frauenkirche. Step inside to see incredible gothic features.  Visit the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, the top attraction in the city. Listen as your guide describes the history of the castle. Go inside and see the Imperial Chapel, explore the gardens, and walk around the courtyard. Next, marvel at the magnificent Sebalduskirche a medieval cathedral with two impressive towers. Follow your guide to the Schöner Brunnen, a medieval fountain that presents 40 unique and colorful figures.  Admire Elisabethkirche before exploring the picturesque alleys of the Old Town on your own, and feel the incredible Bavarian atmosphere of the town. At the end of the tour, take the train back to Munich.

Munich: Hangmen, Whores and Witches Theatrical Tour

10. Munich: Hangmen, Whores and Witches Theatrical Tour

Thoroughly researched facts and entertaining stories will be re-enacted by professional actors. They take visitors on a journey into a long-forgotten world full of lives and fates. The city's history becomes alive and tangible on this tour. Hangmen, whores and witches – what did these three “professions” have in common in Munich? Well, the hangmen were not only occupied in torture chambers or on a gallows mound, they were also pimps! This popular walking tour is centered around witch hunts, prostitution, torture and executions. Why, for example, do witches fly on brooms? Why was the execution site located outside of town? And why does prostitution not exist anymore in the historic center since the 1970s? This walking tour begins at the Neuhauser Tor, where delinquents were led to their execution out of town. Passing through historic Salzstraße, you reach the former Jesuit school from the times of the witch hunts. An argument between the duchess Renata and the Jesuit Father Ignatius brings you right back to the dark 16th century: When during the construction of the St Michaelis Church the tower collapsed, it was obvious that "such an unusual storm was created by the accursed bad women." But it was not only witches that were executed: At the Schöner Turm you will hear the sad story of the unfortunate gold smith. A strong blast of wind will lead you to the landmark of Munich, the Frauenkirche, where you will meet the Prince of Darkness himself: You will find out why the devil helped the master builder to construct the church and why it is so windy here, as well as the transcendental question of the devil's shoe size. On the way, you will hear witch stories about potions, rides on brooms, toads' tongues and children's hands, until you arrive at the magnificent town hall, where the alchemist Marco Bragadino is awaiting us. The supposed gold smith tries to warm us to his arts. At St. Peter's Church we get to know the everyday life of a hangman, how he looked, why he was best avoided or how to obtain a gallows rope. We will also witness a beautiful woman escaping sure death. At the old town hall we will cross the former torture chamber whilst listening to gruesome stories. The Platzl was home to Munich's red light district until the Olympic Games of 1972. What the Spider Murphy Gang sang about in “Skandal im Sperrbezirk” is Munich city history: In the clean, decent “cosmopolitan city with a heart” there was no place anymore for Rosi and her colleagues.

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What people are saying about Munich Frauenkirche

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based on 746 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.

Paul was amazing. Great knowledge of Residenz and people that lived there. Good information on damage during WWII, removal of art and restoration of the structure. Since he is also a studied artist he could relate the art we saw to history and historical events. I will request Paul Riedel for future Bayern trips……“.Hands down“

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.

Hannelore was a really great guide! It was an exciting tour that showed you the most important sights in Munich. It was a pleasure!

Wonderful!!! Excellent and informative and entertaining!