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Munich City: Marienplatz and English Garden Walking Tour

1. Munich City: Marienplatz and English Garden Walking Tour

Pulsating with energy and commerce, yet charmingly wedded to its historic past, Munich is an exciting city to visit and a charming town to walk around. On this tour, you will be introduced to many of the city's major attractions and told about some of it’s legends from your guide. Start at the large open square of Marienplatz, dominated by the Old and New Town Hall. Stroll through the inner city and see sites such as the Frauenkirche and the former royal palaces of the Munich Residenz. Along the way you will learn about the city’s colorful 850-year history, stopping at sites that have witnessed events of not just local, but worldwide interest. See some of its famous beer halls and move on to its green attraction, the massive English Garden. Larger than New York’s Central Park, you will walk among oak and maple trees and discover where people can surf, despite being 6 hours from the nearest sea.

Munich: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

2. Munich: Old Town Guided Walking Tour

Explore Munich's historic old town on our guided tour, perfect for first-time visitors and weekend adventurers. Learn fascinating stories about iconic sights like the New Town Hall and Marienplatz, as well as the famous Frauenkirche as a landmark of Munich. Discover Munich on our captivating tour, where our guide will share fascinating anecdotes about the city's history and significance. Immerse yourself in Munich's rich past as we explore its iconic landmarks and hidden gems. From magnificent palaces to lively squares, let our stories enchant you and experience Munich in a whole new light! Rich with historical significance and captivating tales, this historic district of Munich's old town promises an unforgettable experience. No tour of the old town would be complete without stopping to admire Munich's iconic attractions such as the Maximilianstrasse, Odeonsplatz and the Residenz. After our tour, treat yourself to a visit to the lively Viktualienmarkt. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine while browsing through the market stalls, which offer a fantastic selection of local foods and specialties. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the true flavors of Munich! Our guide will also provide insider tips for further exploration.

Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

3. Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour 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: Guided Tour of New Town Hall

4. Munich: Guided Tour of New Town Hall

Discover the New Town Hall on Marienplatz and learn the unique history of the city and building during this exclusive guided tour. Visit the neo-Gothic Munich Town Hall, which offers much more than the world-famous Glockenspiel. Stroll through the grand rooms and to the building’s balcony, the stage for FC Bayern’s championship celebrations. Walk through the reading room at the Law Library, which has been used as a setting for films such as “Cabaret” with Liza Minelli and the German adventure film “Bibi Blocksberg." During the tour, learn about the history of the Town Hall and the stories behind some of the city’s historical figures who adorn the Neue Rathaus’ facade.

Munich: Law Library Guided Visit with Entry Tickets

5. Munich: Law Library Guided Visit with Entry Tickets

Experience the striking architecture of Munich's Law Library in the New Town Hall. Dive into the impressive atmosphere of the New Town Hall while admiring high walls of books, wrought-iron spiral staircases, and an Art Nouveau gallery. Founded in 1843, the New Town Hall's reading room still offers a reading and studying retreat for those interested in law. Find out more about the library with a tour guide leading your visit. See what inspires students and architecture enthusiasts alike. Learn interesting details about this magical place as you stroll through the wide hallways and book-filled library. Get an insider look at where a number of movies have been filmed.

Munich: City Center Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

6. Munich: City Center Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

Wander through Munich's city center and learn about its origins on this treasure hunt-style historical walking tour. Follow the route on your smartphone between landmarks like the New Town Hall and the Munich Hofbräuhaus, and enjoy 9 historical riddles to solve as you explore. Start this self-guided tour at Munich's Marienplatz. From here, follow the tour on your smartphone, which will provide historical facts and riddles to solve between each landmark. The tour will take you through the history of Munich from its origins up to the 17th century, and cover roughly 3km around the city center.

Munich: Third Reich and World War II Private Guided Tour

7. Munich: Third Reich and World War II Private Guided Tour

Join a Private Historian Guide on the streets of Munich’s Old Town to discover the city’s darkest secret - the origin of the Nazi Party. Explore in detail the history of Third Reich, from Hitler’s rise to power, throughout WWII, to the bombing and liberation of Munich in 1945. Get ready to ask difficult questions about the role of Munich and its citizens in the rise and fall of National Socialism in Germany. Your 3-hour walking tour will begin in the heart of Munich's Old Town, at Marienplatz, where many Nazi propaganda events were held. The reconstructed New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) still remains the citizens of the 1945 Munich bombings that demolished most of the downtown. Hear the story of how Munich became the capital of the National Socialist movement as you walk through these historic streets and see the famous beer hall Hofbräuhaus am Platzl where Adolf Hitler made a speech founding the National Socialist German Workers' Party in 1920. Follow the route of the infamous Beer Hall Putsch to Feldherrnhalle and Odeonsplatz and learn about the Nazi’s attempt to storm the Bavarian Defense Ministry, which inspired Hitler to write his semi-autobiographical political manifesto Mein Kampf (""My Struggle""). You will also learn about the resistance against the Nazi regime in the city, such as the White Rose Group led by five university students. During the tour you will see the Monument to the Victims of National Socialism and the former office buildings of the Nazi Party, including Führerbau (""the Führer's building"") where Chamberlain and Hitler signed the Munich Agreement in 1938. The final stop will be at Königsplatz, which was the site of the Nazi Party’s mass rallies and book burning. Choose the 4,5-hour option to dive deeper into the history of National Socialism in Germany by visiting the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism with your Expert Guide. The documentation includes photographs, documents and texts as well as film projections and media stations that illustrate the origin and rise of the Nazi movement, war and postwar period in Munich. Your Private Guide will help you understand the complex subject and answer all questions about the causes and consequences of National Socialism and WWII.

Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

8. 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.

Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

9. Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

Experience an exciting city tour through Munich's old town in a very special way. Solve puzzles and follow the clues from the numbered envelopes to discover Munich's next highlight. Get a lot of background information about the sights or the city's history. Start at the main station and explore the Karlstor at the famous Stachus, the citizen's hall (Bürgersaal) and the St. Michael's Church (Kirche St. Michael) on Neuhauser Straße among other places. Continue to the famous Frauenkirche, the Marienplatz with the old (Altes Rathaus) and the new town hall (Neues Rathaus) and the Viktualienmarkt. Puzzle your family and yourself through the whole city and get extensive information about the history of Bavaria's capital in a variety of ways.

Munich: Private Walking Tour

10. Munich: Private Walking Tour

Join us for an exciting and enlightening tour of Munich! We'll start at a prearranged meeting point, and head to Odeonsplatz to marvel at the stunning architecture of the Odeon and Theatinerkirche. We'll also see where Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 took place and learn about its history. Continuing on foot, our next stop is the iconic domed Frauenkirche – a central cathedral in the city and one of Munich’s foremost architectural symbols. Next you will delve into the very heart of the city at Marienplatz, Munich’s central square, to see the richly decorated New Town Hall and watch the 43 bells of its historic clock chime the hour. Time will also be taken to visit St. Peter’s Church – the oldest parish church in the city – before heading to Hofbräuhaus, a world-famous beer hall known for it's rich history. We'll continue on foot through the Alter Hof, towards the grandiose Residenz – former center of the Wittelsbach monarchy of Bavaria, and the largest city palace in Germany. Finally, to round out the tour, you will walk up to the Siegestor – the ‘Victory Gate’. Initially completed in the mid-19th century and dedicated to the Bavarian army, the former triumphal arch, damaged heavily during Allied bombing raids in WWII, now stands as a monument to peace and the consequences of German militarism. At the end of the tour, once your guide says goodbye, if you’d prefer to stay in the city centre, will furnish you with recommendations for further exploration.

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Our guide Thomas was exceptional! He made our trip to Munich. He gave so much information and kept the mood fun and lighthearted the entire time! Great tour for a quick review of Munich history and a sightseeing tour to go with it!

Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He made the tour interesting with lots of insights and interesting facts. He gave great recommendations and filled in a lot of the history which made the tour very interesting

Very good interesting tour. Our guide Claudia was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend.

very good and friendly guide, for us the first time in Munich, we have seen a lot in 2 hours

Noel was an excellent guide.. he took us around the city and made it fun too