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Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

1. 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: Guided Walking City Tour

2. Munich: Guided Walking City Tour

Start in the very heart of Munich, at Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) with its beautiful New City Hall and view to Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady). Marvel at St. Peter's, the first and eldest church of Munich. Go inside to admire its precious interior. Head to Viktualienmarkt, Germany's biggest food and grocery market with many Bavarian delicacies, to get a feeling for Bavarian food and where you meet some of the vendors. Only some minutes away, visit the famous Hofbräuhaus with its numerous international tourists but also strict Bavarian traditions. Continue to Max-Joseph-Square to discover the Royal Residence, where the family of Wittelsbach (the Bavaria kings) lived, loved, and ruled. If there is time left, stop at Fieldmarshall's Hall, erected when the old city walls have been demolished. Discover the evolution Munich has experienced from a medieval market through all bright and dark episodes of history to the capital of Bavaria.

Munich: Old Town Walking Tour Audio Guide

3. Munich: Old Town Walking Tour Audio Guide

Grab your phone and get ready to explore Munich on a walking tour with an audio guide. Wander through the city's Old Town and see its most iconic attractions, including the bustling Victuals Market, St. Peter's Church, and more. Plug in your headphones, open the app, and begin exploring. Take advantage of the app's unique navigation functionality and choose one of the suggested walking routes to follow. Listen to the audio guide and immerse yourself in Munich's history and culture. See popular attractions like the Mariensäule located in the center of the Marienplatz, or St. Michael's Church, and learn about each one from the interesting commentary provided. Feel free to pause your tour and take a break whenever you need to. Then, when you're ready, select your next route, pinpoint your favorite sights, and continue your tour of Munich. 

Munich: Third Reich and World War II Private Guided Tour

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

Take a walking tour of Munich and hear about the city's past from a local professional guide. Visit a curated collection of destinations. Follow your guide through parts of the city related to WWII and the history of the Third Reich. Explore the Old Town, home to the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus), which was damaged during the Second World War and since reconstructed. Hear 43 bells, admire 32 life-sized figures, and see the Mariensaule column. Hear about Munich's Nazi history, how the Third Reich began, and information about Adolf Hitler. Continue toward Odeonsplatz and Feldherrnhalle, the location where Hitler attempted to storm the Bavarian Defense Ministry in the Beer Hall Putsch. Pass the Hofgarten and learn about the White Rose Resistance Movement. Visit Königsplatz, which served as a square for the Nazi Party’s mass rallies. Extend to the longer option and also visit Munich Documentation Center (NS-Dokumentationszentrum). View documents and photos from the time of the Nazi regime as you listen to live commentary.

Munich: Walking Tour with the Bavarian Night Watchman

5. 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: Old Town Churches Private Tour

6. 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: Old Town and Viktualienmarkt Private Walking Tour

7. Munich: Old Town and Viktualienmarkt Private Walking Tour

Hear facts and legends about Munich city and taste local beer and snacks at the Viktualienmarkt on a private walking tour. The city is full of history, but also very modern and lively. See the selected highlights with your local professional guide and enjoy the brewing traditions of Bavaria. Explore the special Old Town tour route and become a Munich expert in few hours. It’s a great combination of local history and cuisine during one tour. Start your guided walking tour at Marienplatz and see the amazing new town hall, the golden statue Mariensäule, and the Altes Rathaus. Move toward St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city with its huge tower and observation terrace. The panorama is always fabulous, if the weather is really good you can even see the Alps. On the way, you'll also be able to see St. Michael’s Church and Asamkirche with amazing paintings and ceilings. Get to know Viktualienmarkt, the oldest food market in Munich which is over 200-years old. Learn about its history from a local expert. Take a seat and rest in the beer garden and enjoy the atmosphere. You will have a chance to taste Bavarian brewing traditions as the beer menu changes every day. Try local snacks such as Bratwurst Semmel with sauerkraut.

Munich: Old Town Quest Smartphone App Game

8. Munich: Old Town Quest Smartphone App Game

Forget about conventional city tours and experience Munich from a unique perspective. Simply download the game app and challenge yourself through fun tasks that'll help you solve a mystery as you go from landmark to landmark and learn about the city's history. Wander around the old town and the city center, stopping by the Frauenkirche Cathedral and the Marienplatz which, with the New Town Hall, forms the center of the Bavarian state capital. Explore the Viktualienmarkt, the most popular place for food connoisseurs in Munich. Be your own guide and get to know the area by playing a fun virtual game. Put your problem-solving skills to the test through numerous mini-games and puzzles with this family-friendly activity.

Munich in Riddles: Tour and Interactive Game

9. 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 Mariensäule Munich

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

We recommend. Guide was at the agreed place on time and easy to recognize. The tour was a lot of fun for us and our 13-year-old son. He was always actively involved. The tour was very lively, interesting, informative and with passion. You could tell that the guide enjoyed telling about the history of the city. He established good contact with the group and they immediately felt at ease. Time passed way too quickly. One could have listened longer.

Last Saturday I took part in the city tour in Munich with my mum. It was sooooo cool! Even though I live here, I didn't expect to get such great information. Our guide Synthia was really nice and not only told us the years, but also told really great stories! Thank you for this really nice trip.

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)

Very good and knowledgeable guide. Very enjoyable.