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Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

1. 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: Bavarian Beer Walking Tour with Samples & Food

2. Munich: Bavarian Beer Walking Tour with Samples & Food

Immerse yourself in German beer and food culture in Munich during this guided walking tour and sample the best of traditional Bavarian food and beer. Visit the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum, and the Hofbräuhaus, and visit the best local beer halls. You'll also learn about the brewing process and the beer barons from Oktoberfest. Before the city became so famous, there was a lot of history to be told. Beer halls, beer gardens, and cellars tell different chapters of history. Learn why the world looks to Munich for the ultimate examples of great-tasting beer. Munich offers six different beer brands; Spaten, Löwenbräu, Augustiner, Hofbräuhaus, Hacker Pschorr, and Paulaner. Sample three different beer varieties on the way to a traditional restaurant in the Munich old town. Savor a plate of traditional Bavarian food including Weisswurst (white sausage). Visit the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum and enjoy an exclusive tour inside one of Munich's most historic buildings. Afterward, make your way to the world-famous Hofbräuhaus, where you'll conclude the tour.

Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

3. 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

4. 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.

Munich: Urban Oases

5. Munich: Urban Oases

Discover the old town of Munich from a new perspective and see the unexpected places to escape the hustle and bustle nestled around the city. Kick off the tour with a stop at the first station, a true oasis of calm in the middle of a pedestrian zone at Stachus. Learn the meaning of a place of power, how this spot was used before and what exists today. Discover countless places on this tour and get a closer look at them. Continue on the footpath to St. Michael's Church and the Frauenkirche. Marienplatz and St. Peter's Church are also on the agenda and the Residenz is a final place of calm on the tour. Learn more about the energetic properties of the places, why they are better or less suited to relaxation and how the former building owners made use of such energies.

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.

Munich: Old Town Hidden Streets Walking Tour

7. Munich: Old Town Hidden Streets Walking Tour

Enjoy a special walk through Munich's Old Town as you discover hidden corners, beautiful buildings, and hard-to-find places. Learn interesting anecdotes and historical information as you stroll. Start at the Karlsplatz / Stachus and go from there immediately into the winding Hackenviertel. Admire the richly decorated Lady's Collegiate Church and learn more about Altheimer Eck. Continue on winding streets to Sendlinger Road and to Angerviertel. There you will find many hidden details around the Jakobsplatz. Stroll along the Viktualienmarkt to the Isartor - the most beautiful old city gate of Munich - and see the remains of the old city walls.

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What people are saying about Karlsplatz, Munich

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Paul was so personable and fun to experience Munich. He’s been there for 40 years and seen a lot of changes. We enjoyed learning about the people, culture, and of course beer and food. He educated us on how to really taste beer properly so we can appreciate all the flavor nuance. Two thumbs up for our time spent with Paul.

Get to know Munich in a different way. Learned a lot about the secret societies of this city and saw some of the secret symbols. The guide told us a lot about his city, the time passed by in a flash. Was really very good!

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.

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

Birgit made the tour interesting and entertaining. We recommend!