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Munich: Night Watchman's Rounds Guided Tour in German

1. Munich: Night Watchman's Rounds Guided Tour in German

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 happy 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 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: Viktualienmarkt Food Tasting Tour in German

2. Munich: Viktualienmarkt Food Tasting Tour in German

Enjoy regional and international specialties alike at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich. Tour the Viktualienmarkt and hear stories about the various market stalls. Find out more about the history of the market and its evolution over time, before enjoying the chance to sample a variety of culinary delights and enjoy various delicacies. Enjoy a welcome drink at the Isartor, sample hearty sausage specialties, or munch on crispy country bread. Taste different types of beer with pretzels, fine cheeses, and Bavarian antipasti.

Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

3. 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: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

4. 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.

Munich Food Tour with Beer Tasting

5. Munich Food Tour with Beer Tasting

Discover the culinary side of Munich on a private or shared group food tour. Enjoy traditional bread from the city's last mill in the old town. Take part in a hearty beer tasting as a beer sommelier and sample delicious Obadzda (a Bavarian cheese delicacy) at the Viktualienmarkt. After a short visit to the imperium of Alfons Schuhbeck, take a walk to the Viktualienmarkt. Here you can enjoy a famous Munich veal sausage at one of the many butcher's shops. Finally, visit the Schmalznudel café to see how the famous pastries and desserts like Auszog´ne, Strizerl or Dampfnudeln are made.

Munich Guided Walking Tour - Birthplace of the Third Reich

6. Munich Guided Walking Tour - Birthplace of the Third Reich

In the not-so-distant past, Munich bore the official title, “Hauptstadt der Bewegung” - Capital of the Nazi Movement. This was the city that the Allied Supreme Commander General Eisenhower called “the cradle of the Nazi beast.” Unknown to the casual tourist, many of Munich's buildings carry the mysteries of a dark past, and this 2.5-hour walking tour will uncover those secrets. You will learn how Munich became the birthplace of the Nazi Party and the stage upon which some of the Nazis' most notorious crimes were launched, from Hitler's failed putsch to the horrific Kristallnacht - the largest anti-Semitic pogrom seen in western Europe for centuries, and a dismal milestone on the road to the Holocaust. You will visit the beer-halls that hosted the first small gatherings of the fanatics who one day would lead the Third Reich, and the places where Hitler made his first major speeches. Walk through the streets where Hitler and his Brownshirts fought their way to power, and learn just how they did it. You will go to the official Nazi Headquarters from where Hitler bullied the world, and see buildings that bear the scars of the Second World War. The irony is that while much of central Munich was devastated by Allied bombing, many Nazi buildings survived and still stand today. And standing alongside them are memorials to the city's many victims of Nazism, including those who sacrificed their lives in opposing its hateful ideology.

Mystic Munich: Legends of the Old Town

7. Mystic Munich: Legends of the Old Town

Immerse yourself in the world of legends and explore selected mysterious places in the Old Town of Munich. Hear stories, legends and mysteries, discovery the reality behind them and gain a new perspective on the city. Meet mythical creatures and enigmatic figures of Munich's legendary world and experience how they come to life at dusk. Learn about the Lindwurm at the New Town Hall and the monsters the hero Putti fought on the Marian column. Hear how it was possible to stop the devil from destroying Old Peter and why you should look St. Onuphrius straight in the eye. The answers to these questions are the key to the magic of Munich, which year after year attracts so many people from near and far. Explore the fabled places of Munich and take a look at the Old Town Hall, the Old Peter, Marienplatz, the Old Court and the Frauenkirche. Whether you're a tourist or Munich resident, young or old, this tour offers something for everyone.

Munich 2.5-Hour Segway Tour with Professional Guide

8. Munich 2.5-Hour Segway Tour with Professional Guide

A 30-minute training session takes place before you set off on the tour. Make the most of this 2.5-hour Segway tour of Munich to relax after an eventful day in the city or at work. Enjoy the fun experience of riding a Segway and discover Munich’s most beautiful places from a new perspective. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. After a short introduction, you will set off on the tour of the city. The tour takes you past Königsplatz, the Pinakothek Museums, Odeonsplatz, and the old town. Your guide will introduce you to the most interesting sights in Munich and even true Munich experts will learn a lot.

Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town for Children

9. Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town 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: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

10. Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

On this tour you can celebrate the Christmas season in the traditional German style by visiting some of the many Christmas markets in Munich as well as the city’s very own Christmas village. You will take a festive stroll through the colorful markets clustered around the historic Old Town, including the central market on Marienplatz, the Christmas village in the palace courtyard of the royal Rezidenz, the “Crib Market”, and the popular “Medieval Market” near Odeonsplatz. The tour will make regular stops at the various stalls and your guide will tell you all about the history of the markets, the meaning of the displays, and the Advent and Christmas rituals associated with them. You will also get to sample the traditional seasonal delicacy of Lebkuchen (gingerbread cake). You have the chance to see where many of the world’s most beloved seasonal traditions originated – the Christmas tree and the Advent calendar both originated in Germany. You will also get to experience the unique atmosphere of an authentic old Christkindlmarkt in a traditional setting, a favorite for many Germans.

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