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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.

From Munich: Salzburg, St. Wolfgang, and the Salzkammergut

2. From Munich: Salzburg, St. Wolfgang, and the Salzkammergut

This trip will take you through the picturesque foothills of the Bavarian Alps. You'll be able to see the enchanting Chiemsee, also called the "Bavarian Sea," which, with an area of nearly 80 km², is the largest lake in Bavaria. In Salzburg, the city of Mozart, you will have around 2.5 hours to see the city's impressive buildings, take in the vistas, and wander through the beautiful Baroque old town. Of particular note are, for example, the Hohensalzburg fortress and the birthplace of Mozart. The cathedral, Hellbrunn Palace, and the fountains are not to be missed. The old town offers many other worthwhile attractions, from fine boutiques and culinary delicacies to art, culture, and all else the heart could desire. The next part of the tour takes place in the summer only (from April until November): The tour will then take you onwards through the Salzkammergut to the Wolfgangsee. There you will have the chance to take a boat trip to St. Wolfgang, to the Hotel zum Weißen Rössl, and to visit the pilgrimage church. There is one more exciting highlight waiting for you on the return journey : a stop at the Mondsee, a location for the film "The Trapp Family." Be enthralled by this tour to Salzburg and the Salzkammergut. If you're visiting during the winter (from November to April), instead of the visit to St. Wolfgang you'll get to enjoy more time in Salzburg. During December you'll also be able to visit the Christkindlmarket.

Wicked Munich: Witches, Criminals and Executioners

3. 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. 

Discover Munich 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

4. Discover Munich 2-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Get your own personal welcome to Munich on a 2-hour walking tour with a local guide. Venture around the city in a small group (usually 10-15 people) to enjoy a more intimate and personalized experience. See landmark attractions, such as the whimsical Rathaus-Glockenspiel and the bustling Marienplatz. Get insider tips as you discover sights not normally found in the guidebooks, and hear about some of the city's festivals and cultural happenings. Stroll past beautiful churches and the most famous beer halls, learn where the best places to eat and drink are located and more. Hear about some of the more sinister aspects of 20th century history to keep it real.

Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. 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: Signs and Wonders Tour

6. Munich: Signs and Wonders Tour

Visit the most wonderful places and characters around Munich's pedestrian zone between Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz on this tour See the miracle madonnas at the Holy Spirit Church and absorb this sacred location's healing powers. Participate in profane rituals which promise love, prosperity, and health and discover for yourself that miracles really do come true in Munich. Visit the resting place of the patron saint of lovers and discover how to benefit from her powers of love. Discover places of health and experience peace and wellbeing in the heart of the city and visit a place of wealth to discover which rituals will bring you a full purse. Also find out with us what really hides behind the four magical lions at the Residence, and what really happens when you rub their noses. Track down locations in Munich where miracles happened, and continue to happen. The tour starts at the Old Town Hall, before visiting the oldest churches in the inner city. Afterward, get in touch with royal virtues at the Residence close to Odeonsplaz. Discover secret places, characters, and rituals between Frauenkirche, Residenz, and Marienplatz.

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: Third Reich and World War II Private Guided Tour

8. 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: Old Town Churches Private Tour

9. 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: Highlights Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

10. Munich: Highlights Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

Explore the amazing city of Munich on a bike. Go on a tour around Old Town with a private guide who will lead you through the most breathtaking places such as Marienplatz, Old Town Hall, St. Peter’s Church and much more. Don’t waste your time in the traffic jams, discover Munich the green way. Grab a bike, follow your expert guide and explore the city. On your 2 hour tour you’ll be able to enjoy the amazing sound from the 43 bells of Rathaus-Glockenspiel and admire its beautiful 32 life-sized statues. See St. Peter’s Church and its tower known as “Alter Peter” - a symbol of the city of Munich. Take in Frauenkirche cathedral with its domed towers. On the way back, see the medieval gates of Munich. Extend your tour to 3 hours and see more. Discover more places such as Residenz - the largest city palace in Germany and Maximilianeum - an amazing palace located in the eastern side of the river. Hear many interesting stories about Munich history and legends from a guide who will make your experience unforgettable. Discover even more during 4-hours tour. Fall in love with amazing architecture of the Old Town, learn about its fascinating history from an expert and enjoy a ride through Munich's most stunning streets. You will also see Friedensengel, a bronze symbol of freedom.

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What people are saying about Munich

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 21 reviews

We loved the tour, it is so worth it and the boat ride was phenomenal. The only thing we would have liked is to spend more time in Salzburg, to enter the Mozart museum and explore the city more calmly. I think that with 3 hours it would have been perfect. They only gave us an hour and a half to be in the city and very little was done for us. Everything else was amazing and our guide Paul very kind and friendly.

This was a most satisfying trip. We were a group with Paul who is an outstanding guide. He is clear in his instructions, very knowledgeable and very entertaining. The time in Salzburg is only enough to get a taste of all there is to offer but the time spent traveling to Saint Wolfgang and the boat trip more than make up for any frustration.

We loved the tour and our very nice and funny guide. The only thing is that we were very tight on time and there wasn't much time to go around and take so many photos. But overall it's worth it.

This is a fantastic introductory tour of the city with great stories about historical happenings around the old town and beyond.

Charlie was an excellent tour guide. We learned Lot about the city and the best places to go.