Guided tour

Night Watchman's Rounds Through Munich

Night Watchman's Rounds Through Munich

Activity provider: Weis(s)er Stadtvogel GmbH
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Prowl the streets with the night watchman and hear his stories as you sneak through a Munich shrouded in darkness. See the hidden alleyways of the city and learn their secrets on this walking tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Let the nighttime beauty of Munich's old town enchant you
  • See the little alleyways the night watchman visits on his rounds
  • Enjoy anecdotes from the night watchman's life
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guidance from the night watchman, clad in medieval garb
  • Food and drinks
  • Transport
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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The meeting point is the Mariensäule at Marienplatz.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 421 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.6/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Hello, The guidance and the humorous nature of the night watchman was just authentic and very good. We all loved it. The only thing to complain about is that there were no short seating options during the 2 hour tour. We noticed that the older ones could hardly stand and it should be a pleasant tour for everyone. Maybe you can include that, thank you.

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August 2, 2018

Funny, exciting & interesting!

We found our night watchman directly. After a short wait, it started. It was especially nice that the night watchman included us and the people around us - namely, those who looked stupid. It was very exciting and a lot of fun! According to my taste it should have been creepier :-) Our night watchman (who was a woman by the way) spoke clearly and clearly and was in a great mood. It was really fun to listen to her and to dive into another world with her. I can recommend it to everyone!

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July 10, 2017

It was super good! Our guide, the Maxl, did a great job!

It was bitterly cold. Nevertheless, we, 12 colleagues, held out until the end because it was just good! I had already experienced such a tour once, but it was really boring and by far not as interesting, informative and entertaining! I had a bit of trouble printing tickets. I've had to try it out for a long time-

January 19, 2012

Product ID: 2501