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Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

1. 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.

Munich: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

2. Munich: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

Munich does not only offer vibrant life full of light and atmosphere, but also a different, darker side. On this city tour, you explore the uncanny places of the northern Old Town, between the posh Kreuzviertel district with its Promenade Square and the aristocratic Graggenau district with the world famous Wittelsbacher residence. The tour starts at the Frauenkirche, where you meet the devil himself right in the beginning. Learn how he, trying to impede the building of the cathedral, duped himself and left the infamous devil's footprint. But that's not all: Hear about a spooky encounter with a ghost wearing a pointed cap on the cemetery, a cold-hearted scrooge on the Promenade Square and the fat ghost of the gate Maxtor. Probably the most eerie spot of the tour is the tower Jungfernturm, where atrocious screams from those tortured to death were supposedly overheard. Look out for the spooky spots in the city center, meet devils, demons, heretics and the doomed and find places, at which horrifying crimes took place and where alleged witches sighed out their soul. Whether you are a long-established inhabitant of Munich or a newcomer, a tourist on a short visit or staying in the city for longer, young or old – this tour offers something to everyone. Because of the spooky contents, the tour is recommended for participants 12 years and up.

Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town for Children

3. Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town for Children

Experience a fun and kid-friendly tour of Munich's old town. Using puzzles and clues from the numbered envelopes, make your way from sight to sight in the historic center moving at your own pace.  Beginning at Stachus, the large square in the center of Munich, you will have the chance to discover the famous Frauenkirche, considered to be the symbol of Munich, Marienplatz, where both the old (Altes Rathaus) and new town halls (Neues Rathaus) are located, and the Viktualienmarkt, a popular gourmet food market.  This self-fun scavenger tour allows you and your family to take your time puzzling your way through the city while still benefiting from extensive information about the history of Bavaria's capital and learning about its landmarks in a fun, unconventional way.

Munich City: Marienplatz and English Garden Walking Tour

4. 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.

Wicked Munich: Witches, Criminals and Executioners

5. Wicked Munich: Witches, Criminals and Executioners

Experience the uncanny side of Munich on a walking tour of the southern old town. Meet the dishonest figures of the city, who with dirty hands remained on the fringes of society. Go back in time to when death was part of the everyday. Stroll through the lively Angers quarter to see the famous Viktualienmarkt and Hackenviertel with the Hofstatt. Meet shady characters, from hangmen to witches. Learn where the grave-digger shouldered his spade, where ravens circled, and where executioners whipped their hatchets. See remains of the rogue rabble that made the streets unsafe, when the good citizens retired for the night. Visit cursed places, and learn of the scary events that took place there. Walk from Frauenkiche to the Sendlinger Tor, criss-crossing the Hackenviertel. 

Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

6. 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.

Mystic Munich: Legends of the Old Town

7. Mystic Munich: Legends of the Old Town

Immerse yourself in the world of legends and explore selected mysterious places in the Old Town of Munich. Hear stories, legends and mysteries, discovery the reality behind them and gain a new perspective on the city. Meet mythical creatures and enigmatic figures of Munich's legendary world and experience how they come to life at dusk. Learn about the Lindwurm at the New Town Hall and the monsters the hero Putti fought on the Marian column. Hear how it was possible to stop the devil from destroying Old Peter and why you should look St. Onuphrius straight in the eye. The answers to these questions are the key to the magic of Munich, which year after year attracts so many people from near and far. Explore the fabled places of Munich and take a look at the Old Town Hall, the Old Peter, Marienplatz, the Old Court and the Frauenkirche. Whether you're a tourist or Munich resident, young or old, this tour offers something for everyone.

Munich: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

8. 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: Haunted City Exploration Game

9. Munich: Haunted City Exploration Game

Discover Munich by following clues and solving puzzles while exploring Marienplatz, Frauenkirche, and other haunted places. Using an interactive city exploration app on your phone, follow a step-by-step guide to the cursed buildings and monuments of Munich whilst listening to stories about these horrific locations. Solve each clue to unlock the next destination and wander around the city streets visiting some of the most iconic landmarks including Marienplatz, St. Peter’s Church, and more. As you explore, discover the hidden legends and haunted tales, and listen to spine-tingling stories from start to finish. This tour is designed for travelers looking to see the city of Munich from a different perspective, and have an experience unlike any other. Along the way, you’ll find locations that even the locals don’t know about, and see sights you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. Benefit from the freedom to complete the tour at your own pace, and pause the game at any time. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

Munich Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

10. Munich Old Town Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Munich. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Munich on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring sites at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn interesting facts and create memories that you won't forget. Discover another side to Munich on this fun tour. Walk around and explore this iconic city. Be sure to take photos of the Asam Church and Odeonsplatz, where the city's most emblematic monuments are. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Start your tour from Königsplatz, the centre of Munich and one of the most famous squares in the world! Visit Karolinenplatz with its beautiful yet bizarre obelisk that oversees it, and explore Odeonsplatz with its magnificent Odeon Hall. Photograph Max-Joseph-Platz with its unique aesthetic and marvel at the Frauenkirche as you get lost in its 2 tall towers. Then the imposing Jesuit Church of St Michael awaits you. Still the famous Marienplatz continues your beautiful journey to the heart of Munich. Admire the Asamkirche. The Viktualienmarkt will whet your appetite, while the Isartor will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour, as it is one of the 4 gates of Munich.

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What people are saying about Munich Frauenkirche

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,173 reviews

A very interesting, exciting and entertaining tour. Elsbeth took us on a journey through time to old Munich with funny historical anecdotes. Although I've been living in Munich for some time and have been to the center so often, I've learned a few new things. Now I know where the old city walls were and why the butchers had to move outside the city walls. The tour gave me a lot of pleasure. I would book again anytime. Absolutely to recommend!!!

The city tour was super interesting and followed a plausible common thread. The tour guide was very friendly and easy to understand (despite some noise around it). The actors were great and interacted appropriately with us participants. We were very happy with the tour and glad we booked it!

Martina was a great tour guide. Very accommodating of everyone going at different paces. Very informative and enjoyable history. Would recommend.

Exellent tour! Noel was full of great stories and made a point to make everyone feel included. Highly recommend!

Good pace, took a lot longer than anticipated but it was nice.