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Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

1. Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the freedom to explore Munich your way with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour that brings you right outside important landmarks. Take in the view from the top deck and travel from Munich Central Station to Au-Haidhausen on the 1-hour Panoramic City Tour. Need more time? Get the 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tickets. 1-Hour Panoramic City Tour:Jump on the Red Line for a 1-hour tour that's perfect for short trips. Start at Munich Central Station and admire picturesque views of the Frauenkirche and the New Town Hall near Marienplatz as you ride through the city. Listen to pre-recorded commentary available in 8 languages before arriving in the charming Bavarian village of Au-Haidhausen. Hop off the bus to explore this trendy area with old-school pubs. 24-Hour and 48-Hour Tickets:Gain access to two additional routes with the 24-hour and 48-hour Hop-on Hop-off tickets. Experience the Blue and Purple Line as you discover thriving areas of Munich. Head into the leafy, chic area of Schwabing-Freimann on the Blue Line. Once known as a distinguished artists' enclave, you can now wander the rows of boutiques and charming cafes. Head into Leopoldstrasse and visit the Alte Pinakothek art museum. Enjoy easy transportation to the Olympiapark on the Purple Line and hop off anytime along the way to find the Nymphenburg Palace. Listen to audio commentary as you go to learn about the history of these iconic sites.

24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Express Tour of Munich

2. 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Express Tour of Munich

Discover the highlights of Munich on board one of our open-topped double-deckers on this compact hop-on hop-off tour. Munich is known for its beautiful and historic architecture, and this tour allows you to see the best the Bavarian capital has to offer. The express tour is ideal for visitors to the city with a busy schedule who would like to explore Munich's various attractions on their own time. Buses come every 20 minutes depending on the season, until 5:20 PM. One full loop lasts one hour. The stops at the various sights and attractions are as follows. Stops include: 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Kunstareal 3. Odeonsplatz 4. Eisbach 5. Deutsches Museum 6. Marienplatz/Tal  7. Max-Joseph-Platz 8. Karlsplatz/Stachus

Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

3. Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

Your tour starts at Karlsplatz, directly under the arch of Karlsdorf. From there, let your guide lead you through the mysterious history of secret societies in Munich. While some secret societies are working to improve the world, others try to manipulate it with terrible plans, using their hidden influence on political and social events. Whether Knights Templar, Freemasons or Illuminati, all have left their mark on this city. Embark on a search for clues through the center of Munich and learn all about these strange groups. Your guide will point out to you things that passersby will miss, and help you decipher the symbols of these secret societies. Learn about the multiple societies that were founded in the Bavarian metropolis, many of whom are still surrounded by an aura of the mysterious, even though they no longer exist - at least officially. From the Old Academy to the Michael's Church, then to Frauenkirche and finally to Promenade square, see the parts of Munich most relevant to these groups. Get all your questions answered: were they really only radical Enlighteners, or are they dominating our world even today? What about the Order of the Golden Fleece, whose insignia we encounter everywhere in Munich? Who are the Guglmen, and much more.

Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. 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: Old Town Churches Private Tour

5. Munich: Old Town Churches Private Tour

Join a private guide on the streets of Munich's Old Town and take a tour of its most remarkable churches: St. Peter's Church, Frauenkirche, Asamkirche, and St. Michael's Church. Select the 5-church tour option to also include Theatine Church and St. Peter's viewing terrace. Begin your walking tour at Marienplatz where you'll find the New Town Hall, the golden Mariensäule statue, and the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). Meet your licensed guide and prepare to explore centuries of sacred art and architecture. From the bustling square, step inside the oldest church in the city, St. Peter's Church to discover its treasures. See the ornate high altar, the 14 stations of the cross, and the jeweled skeleton of St. Mundita. Continue along the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town as your guide tells you about the important role Munich’s churches and cathedrals play in protecting the city’s historical and cultural heritage. Arrive at Asamkirche and admire its baroque interior swathed in gold leaf, frescoes, and stucco. Another must-see church on this tour is St. Michael's Church, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps, which contains church crypts with tombs of Eugène de Beauharnais and notable people from Bavaria. The final stop on the 4-church tour will be at the monumental Frauenkirche, also known as the Munich Cathedral. Inside, marvel at soul-inspiring Gothic interiors and learn about the 1945 bombings and the legendary Devil’s footprint. If you choose the 5-church option, continue on from Frauenkirche to discover a hidden gem among Munich’s churches — the fabulous Theatine Church (Theatinerkirche) at the historic Odeonsplatz. Don't be fooled by Theatine Church's plain, yellow, Rococo-style facade: inside you'll find an impressive interior featuring a high altar, sculptured columns, statues, and stucco.  The 5-church option also includes a visit to St. Peter’s Church Tower, which offers the best panoramic views of the city. On good weather days, you can even see the Alps.

Salzburg: Day Trip to Munich Private Guided Tour

6. Salzburg: Day Trip to Munich Private Guided Tour

Travel to the picturesque Bavaria region, enjoy the fantastic Munich city and discover the fascinating history during your full day trip. Hit the road from your hotel in Salzburg with your private driver in a comfortable car. Visit the historic city center of Marienplatz. Find the fantastic New Town Hall and golden statue Mariensäule. Right next to it is St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city with a huge tower with an observation terrace. Take in glorious panoramic views over the city, you can even get a glimpse of the Alps on a clear day. Be impressed by the size of Frauenkirche, its domed towers, and legendary Devil's footprint. See unique buildings including St. Michael's Church, the amazing Wittelsbach Fountain in Karlsplatz. Marvel at the Theatine Church and the Monument to the Bavarian Army. Choose the extended option with entry to Viktualienmarkt, and try delicious cheese, famous Tyrol’s sausage, beer, Spätzle, or desserts. Enjoy a more historic version of the tour with an extended visit and see the Residenz, the Residenz Museum, Treasury and Theater. See the Ancestral Gallery, Porcelain Cabinet, Court Chapel, the Royal Apartments and more.

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What people are saying about Karlsplatz, Munich

Ozzie was amazing - energetic, fun, relevant - totally made Munich come alive for our group. He listened to our interests and really tailored the tour on our input.

Lots of different options for drop offs. Pick ups were every 15 minutes so it was convenient. Sitting in the upper deck was nice.

Beautiful experience: a unique, complete and unrepeatable tour. An extremely professional guide (Tiziana)

Very well organized city tour. Punctual in the no too long stops.

It was very nice and saw a lot of Munich in one day