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Marienplatz: Tours & Tickets


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Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

1. Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

Munich is a city of happy faces, plenty of sunshine, brass-band music, delicious beer, and tasty sausages. There's always plenty to see here, such as the fourth-largest chimes in the world, or the full-body relic of the Holy Munditia, the patron saint of single women. Join this hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour of the Bavarian capital and experience the so-called village of a million! When the weather is good, the comfortable double-decker buses will have their roof open, giving you a clear view of Munich's most beautiful sights. Get to know this world-famous city at your own pace, with fascinating explanations about its history and landmarks offered on the bus in 10 different languages. See Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, the English Garden, the historic Old Town, Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz, and much more as you zip around the city. There are 3 tours for you to choose from: the City Tour, the Nymphenburg Olympic Park tour and the Schwabing tour, with each route taking one hour. 3 routes, with 16 stops throughout the city, for one great price. Hop on and off the bus whenever you like!

From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

2. From Munich: Small-Group Dachau Memorial Guided Tour

After meeting your guide in Marienplatz, take an S-bahn train to Dachau Bahnhof and then a short bus ride to the memorial site. On the way, learn about the rise of the Nazi Party throughout the 1920s up to Adolf Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor in 1933. Hear about the introduction of concentration camps and the role Dachau played as a model for other camps. Start a guided tour of all the areas and buildings open to the public. Visit the SS training facility, the bathhouse, and the main gate with the infamous ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ slogan. See the perimeter fence, several religious memorials, and the bunker, which acted as a prison within the camp. Your guide will explain the methods of torture and punishments used in the camp, and the various medical experiments carried out on prisoners. Hear what daily life was like for prisoners and their guards. Learn about Georg Elser, the man who almost killed Hitler and was executed at Dachau. Visit the former gas chamber and crematorium. Watch a short color film of Dachau in the hours following its liberation, and hear about what happened afterwards. You will then walk back to the visitor center and start the return journey back to Munich.

Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

3. Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

Discover the sights of central Munich on an informative guided city walk. See Marienplatz, the Frauenkirche and the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus brewery. Visit the cathedral and Theatine Church. Get a glimpse of the endless shopping opportunities by popping into the Fünf Höfe shopping mall. Pass the Dallmayr store and Schuhbeck's restaurant and stroll across Odeonsplatz. Finally, visit the famous Viktualienmarkt. Enjoy the special atmosphere in one of the typical beer gardens or stroll through the stalls selling flowers, cheese, spices, and other produce. Listen to interesting stories and anecdotes told by your guide, and learn more about the state capital of Bavaria and its citizens.

Viktualienmarkt 2-Hour Gourmet Food Tour: Munich

4. Viktualienmarkt 2-Hour Gourmet Food Tour: Munich

From Weißwurst (traditional Bavarian white sausage) to pretzels, from beer to cheese – the possibilities for eating and drinking at the Viktualienmarkt seem virtually endless. On this 2-hour tour of the Viktualienmarkt in Munich, open up your senses with tasty delicacies and fascinating stories. This gourmet tour begins at Marienplatz. From here you’ll go directly to the Viktualienmarkt, where you’ll stop at several stands to sample the many delicacies and discover stories about the food and the market traders. Here you’ll find various types of sausages, cheese, bread, and exotic fruit, and you’ll finish off the tour with some pickled Bavarian delicacies.

Munich 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

5. Munich 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Explore the vibrant city of Munich in an active way. On this 3-hour guided bike tour you will learn many interesting stories about the history of the city. The bike allows you to quickly and easily reach the famous sights in the city. Take in the special atmosphere of the city as you cycle together through Munich’s streets and listen to your guide’s interesting stories. During the tour you will make a stop at the Hofbräukeller beer garden. Enjoy a cold beer before you continue cycling along the Isar River. The bike ride takes you along Marienplatz, past the Hofbräuhaus, and down Maximilianstrasse, through Königsplatz, past the Pinakothek der Moderne, through Schwabing, and to the English Garden. At the end, the tour returns to the starting point.

Munich by Bike: Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

6. Munich by Bike: Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

Starting from the Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station), this half-day bicycle tour is a great way to see the city of Munich. Guides are local Munich residents who know the best routes, the best stories, and the best spots to stop for a quick drink. The first stop of the tour is the Neoclassical square, Königsplatz, often called Munich's Acropolis. A few minutes away is the impressive Odeonsplatz. Both are the legacy of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, a 19th-century monarch who wanted to make a grand city for kings. He actually succeeded in making Munich a great city for cyclists. From Odeonsplatz, you'll cycle through the picturesque royal gardens to the Englischer Garten, Europe's largest city park, where nudity happens to be legal. Then the tour stops at the famous Chinese Tower beer garden for refreshments. Cruise along the lovely banks of the river Isar, which leads back into the heart of Munich's beautiful Old Town. The charming pedestrianized Medieval streets around Marienplatz feature churches, markets, and cafes, and are a cyclist's heaven.

Munich City: Marienplatz and English Garden Walking Tour

7. 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.

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

8. 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: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

9. Munich: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

Embark on a family-friendly night walking tour in Munich with a guide dressed as a night watchman with a halberd ax. Be transported back in time to the middle ages as you listen to chilling stories from the watchman. Be greeted by your night watchman guide in his historical attire in Marienplatz. Hear your guide explain the duties of night watchmen. Discover medieval stories as you accompany him through the streets and alleys of Munich's old town. Walk along the old city wall and close the city gates together so that nobody can enter the city at night. Find out how the night watchman protects Munich from rabble and devastating fires. Watch as he blows his call horn to signal a fire. End your tour in Marienplatz.

Munich: Night Watchman Walking Tour with Torch

10. Munich: Night Watchman Walking Tour with Torch

Meet your night watchman guide in Marienplatz, then travel back in time where your adventure begins. Follow your guide through the dark alleys of Munich, and listen to the tales of the ghosts and ghouls that still haunt these streets. Learn how during the Middle Ages, it was the night watchman’s duty to maintain order and peace in the city, as well as to protect the citizens from thieves, murderers, and enemies. Hear how each night he would close the city gates and call the striking of the hour. During the walking tour, the night watchman will guide you to some of the most prominent historical locations and buildings in the city. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a new perspective of Munich, and a few tales to take home.

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What people are saying about Marienplatz

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based on 5,045 reviews

Eric was an excellent tour guide and the tour was interesting, thoughtful. One does not go to a place like the Dachau memorial for fun, but everyone should do it anyway. These horrors should never be forgotten, nor why they happened and who perpetrated them.

Really enjoyable tour throughout the main historical sections of Munich, with facts we otherwise wouldn’t have gotten the chance to discover by ourselves. It also helped us in getting to know what else to do in the city, thanks to our wonderful guides.

Our tour guide Wolfgang was amazing, he was so knowledgeable and insightful. The tour was a great introduction to the city, would recommend!

We liked it very much. Running out with my niece. We were both very enthusiastic gladly again :)‍♀️

Craig was a great guide and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!