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

1. 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: Nymphenburg Palace Skip-the-Line Tour with Transfers

2. Munich: Nymphenburg Palace Skip-the-Line Tour with Transfers

Walk in the footsteps of the former rulers of Bavaria and tour one of the largest royal palaces of Europe, Nymphenburg Palace. Get inspired by its rich history, grand architecture, and lavish interiors, and visit palace museums with a private guide. Enjoy skip-the-line entry. Your 2-hour tour includes skip-the-line entry, so you can speed up your entrance and spend more time exploring the beautiful palace interiors. Step inside the 17th-century summer residence to discover the spirit of Baroque and hear the love story behind its ornate design. See highlights such as the Max Emanuel's Great Gallery of Beauties, Coat of Arms Chamber, North and South Galleries, the Chinese Lacquer Cabinet, Queen’s Apartment and the beautiful Palace Chapel. Each room is like a box of prized jewels, featuring stunning ceiling frescos, historical paintings, antique tapestry, original furniture and other treasures that testify to the aesthetics and power of the House of Wittelsbach. Visit the Carriage Museum (Marstallmuseum), which documents 300 years of princely coach building, travel, and equestrian culture through a display of the world’s largest collections of coaches and sleighs, including the stunning Coronation Coach of Emperor Karl VII. 4-Hour Tour Choose the 4-hour tour to take advantage of the additional perk of round-trip transfers between your Munich accommodation and the Nymphenburg Palace. Enjoy your own private driver and air-conditioned transportation. The 4-hour tour option also includes a 1-hour transfer time, 2-hour guided tour, and 1-hour free time to take pictures and self-explore the famous Versailles-inspired Nymphenburg Park and Gardens. 3.5-Hour Tour The 3.5-hour option includes the guided tour of the Nymphenburg Palace (including the Carriage Museum) as well as the Museum of Man and Nature, which is housed in the North Wing of the palace. At the museum, learn about natural history and see informative exhibits on the dynamics of the earth, minerals, human origins, and so much more.

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: VR Journey through Bavarian History

4. Munich: VR Journey through Bavarian History

Your journey through time starts in the magical library of Georg Aloisius Linnebach. In his library you get to know the most important historical stations from Bavarian´s eventful history. How did Bavaria develop and how did it become what it is today? The highlight of your visit is the Virtual-Reality-Experience. Fly through 7.000 years of Bavarian history. Take a seat in the flying vehicle Ludwig has always dreamed of. He had the vision of a flying peacock wagon. Georg Aloisius Linnebach has made this dream come true and takes you on an unique journey through time by using Virtual Reality technology. After the VR-Tour you have the possibility to get further information in our exhibition room about the single stations you have seen before. In addition, you can take a look behind the scenes. We prepared a making-of film for you about the creation and building of our TimeRide Munich.

Munich: Bodyflying Wind Tunnel Experience

5. Munich: Bodyflying Wind Tunnel Experience

The moment you step through the door you will feel a warm hospitality and attentiveness of the flying team. To start your experience, attend a short briefing and instruction class to ensure you get the most out of your flight. After the briefing you will receive a flight suit, helmet, earplugs, and goggles, so you can gear up and get ready. Now it’s time to fly! Your instructor will lead you into the flight chamber and assist you while entering, flying, and exiting. Enjoy an instructor air show once you and your party have finished flying. After the flight, your crew will give you a diploma which confirms your first flight, and at the end of your tour, you will be given the option to purchase your photos and video footage to remember your flight.

Munich: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

6. 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.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

7. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

Spend a day in picturesque Bavaria, enjoying a drive on the Romantic Road in the Bavarian Alps. On the way to the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein you’ll pass through old, quaint Bavarian villages and scenic countryside. When you reach Neuschwanstein you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the castle, which was built in the 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style. The palace sits on a craggy hill commanding views of the village of Hohenschwangau below. From the Marienbridge you’ll have breathtaking views of the castle. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a royal retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner, the composer. After the death of Ludwig II, the palace was opened to the public in 1886, and now hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. Neuschwanstein has appeared in numerous movies and it was also used as a model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland. You’ll walk through a lovely gorge featuring cascades and waterfalls. On the way back you’ll stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Church of Wieskirch built in the 17th century. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a Bavarian cheese farm, where you can get a cheese and sausage platter with fresh baked bread. There are spectacular, 360-degree mountain view to enjoy here as well.

Munich: Guided Tour of New Town Hall

8. Munich: Guided Tour of New Town Hall

Discover the New Town Hall on Marienplatz and learn the unique history of the city and building during this exclusive guided tour. Visit the neo-Gothic Munich Town Hall, which offers much more than the world-famous Glockenspiel. Stroll through the grand rooms and to the building’s balcony, the stage for FC Bayern’s championship celebrations. Walk through the reading room at the Law Library, which has been used as a setting for films such as “Cabaret” with Liza Minelli and the German adventure film “Bibi Blocksberg." During the tour, learn about the history of the Town Hall and the stories behind some of the city’s historical figures who adorn the Neue Rathaus’ facade.

Nuremberg: Private Guided Tour from Munich

9. Nuremberg: Private Guided Tour from Munich

Get to know Nuremberg, a beautiful Bavarian city with a rich history. Arrive at the Munich Central Station where your well-informed guide will be waiting for you. Together, travel by modern and comfortable train to discover Nuremberg on a private tour. Let your guide take you on an adventure and show you the most stunning parts of the city. Start your tour with the beautiful Old Town. Follow the guide and see St. Lorenz Church and its remarkable gothic architecture. Continue your tour and cross the river over Fleischbrücke, a late renaissance bridge. Once across, admire the astonishing facade of Frauenkirche. Step inside to see incredible gothic features.  Visit the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg, the top attraction in the city. Listen as your guide describes the history of the castle. Go inside and see the Imperial Chapel, explore the gardens, and walk around the courtyard. Next, marvel at the magnificent Sebalduskirche a medieval cathedral with two impressive towers. Follow your guide to the Schöner Brunnen, a medieval fountain that presents 40 unique and colorful figures.  Admire Elisabethkirche before exploring the picturesque alleys of the Old Town on your own, and feel the incredible Bavarian atmosphere of the town. At the end of the tour, take the train back to Munich.

From Munich: Dachau Concentration Camp Private Trip

10. From Munich: Dachau Concentration Camp Private Trip

Experience the past at Dachau Concentration Camp, the first established Nazi concentration camp. Follow your private guide through the camp and hear about the tragic events that took place there. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Munich by your expert guide. Hear about the death camp where countless thousands of Jews and innocent people died from malnutrition, disease, overwork, and execution. Learn about how the slave labor at the camp manufactured weapons and other materials for Germany’s war efforts. Hear the somber details of how some Dachau detainees were subjected to brutal medical experiments by the Nazis. Look around this special place devoted to all the prisoners. Miss nothing as your expert guide will provide detailed commentary on all aspects of camp life. Finally, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Munich.

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What people are saying about Munich

Paul was amazing. Great knowledge of Residenz and people that lived there. Good information on damage during WWII, removal of art and restoration of the structure. Since he is also a studied artist he could relate the art we saw to history and historical events. I will request Paul Riedel for future Bayern trips……“.Hands down“

Mario was knowledgeable and fun! Great stops to break up the drive, interesting churches and amenities available. Excellent door to door service!

It was a really nice experience. It was easy getting in and it wasn’t less than I imagined.

Tolle Atmosphäre und spannendes Game. Hat Spaß gemach!

Very good and knowledgeable guide. Very enjoyable.