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Alter Hof, Munich

Alter Hof, Munich: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

1. 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: Customized Private Tour

2. Munich: Customized Private Tour

Discover the most important sights of the old town of Munich and take a trip through time from its origins to today with exciting and insightful anecdotes and stories. Wander down the classic route through the old town from Marienplatz, past St. Peter's Church and Viktualienmarkt to the Hofbräuhaus then further to the Alter Hof, past the Munich Residence to Odeonsplatz. Alternatively, follow your own wishes to see other highlights, with themes such as "Sayings and Myths," "Notable Nobility" or "Life in the Middle Ages." Should you prefer a tour through greenery, let your guide show you the English Garden along the Isar. Alternatively, head off the beaten path for a discovery tour of the Haidhausen, Schwabing or the colorful and lively Glockenbachviertel neighborhoods. Enjoy a city tour tailored directly to your individual wishes and interests and at a start time of your choice.

Munich: Walking Tour with the Bavarian Night Watchman

3. Munich: Walking Tour with the Bavarian Night Watchman

Meet your Bavarian night watchman guide, clad in his white and blue doublet, and diamond flag, and follow the light of his lantern through Munich’s dark alleyways. Learn about Munich’s famous sights at night from your Bavarian guide. Enjoy the Bavarian dialect and humor as you discover the spot where executions used to take place and the first brewery in town. Visit St. Mary's Square with its town hall and the St. Mary's Column. See the medieval cemetery, the Church of Saint Peters, and the spot where Munich’s first city wall once stood.  Learn the stories of the city’s dungeon and the first residence of the Wittelsbach family, with its famous Monkey Tower. Take in the history of the 15th-century Frauenkirche, Munich's Gothic cathedral.

Munich: Wine Tasting Walking Tour in City Center with Guide

4. Munich: Wine Tasting Walking Tour in City Center with Guide

Discover Munich's exciting wine scene by tasting your way through its vibrant city center on a guided walking tour. Strike up new bonds with fellow wine lovers at local hot spots. Meet your guide by one of Munich’s major sites, the Frauenplatz, and wake up your taste buds with a sparkling aperitif. From here, make your way to three different wine bars and enjoy a glass of wine at each. Stop off at a few not-to-be-missed sites in the vicinity, such as Max-Joseph-Platz, Odeonsplatz, and Marienplatz, and listen to the interesting background information your guide shares. At each landmark, savor wine from the portable WineBike cart that your guide will tote along throughout the tour. Make new friends as you sit down to relax at each location you visit. Plan on walking a total of 20 minutes and spending 20 to 30 minutes at each stop. Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase food or snacks at the last bar you visit before ending the tour at Alter Hof.

Munich in Riddles: Tour and Interactive Game

5. Munich in Riddles: Tour and Interactive Game

Experience a city tour unlike any other and discover the city of Munich in a playful and innovative way. Learn more about the city's history and the meaning of monsters at the Mariensäule. Hear whether there really used to be monkeys in the city and debunk so many local myths. Walk from the wonderful Marienplatz past the Frauenkirche and Alter Hof - the residence of the Wittelsbachs - to St. Peter's Church and the Viktualienmarkt as you enjoy the rich history and amusing anecdotes.

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What people are saying about Alter Hof, Munich

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 127 reviews

It was very well told with a lot of humor and interesting details. Buggy so that you learn something and not too much so that it stays exciting. I highly recommend. A guided tour around the clock is something special anyway, but with the night watchman as a common thread it was even better :)

That's just great! Super guide: with his interesting stories, funny anecdotes and all sorts of interesting facts, he made the time fly by. The Medieval Tour is a great way to get to know Munich's historic city center before you set off on your own tour of discovery.

A really great and exciting tour. We were captivated right from the start and learned a lot about medieval Munich. It was great fun, thank you very much!

Although the stories and history are very interesting, the tour exceeded the 1.5 hour by around 20 minutes. (Which isn’t a bad thing)

Wolfram, the guide, did a great job!!! Very informative and entertaining with a lot of humor.