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Munich Residenz Concert

1. Munich Residenz Concert

The Residenz in the heart of Munich was the city palace, once the seat of the Dukes, Princes, and Kings of Bavaria. The extensive complex is the largest city palace in Germany and contains some of the most lavish interiors in Europe. With its art collections and treasury, it is without a doubt the most important cultural site in all of Bavaria. A particular highlight awaits you every Saturday and Thursday in the Munich Residenz. The Residenz Soloists, together with members of the Munich Philharmonic, give a concert in the Hofkapelle where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself once played. The concert program is changed weekly and offers masterpieces of the Baroque and Classical periods by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn, and works produced by Mozart as a guest composer at the Bavarian court.

Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

2. 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.

Munich: Evening Concert at Schleissheim Palace

3. Munich: Evening Concert at Schleissheim Palace

Experience a special evening of classical music at Schleissheim Palace. The palace attracts visitors with its picturesque Baroque gardens built by the elector Max Emanuel based on the model of the popular Versailles, in the hope of attaining imperial honor. In the magnificent setting, you can enjoy a classical concert with outstanding Residenz soloists and members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Sit back and listen to the sounds of great master in the beautiful park of the palace. June 10 - 7:30 PM Mozart: Symphony No. 38 "Prager" in D major KV 504 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Schubert: "Unfinished" – Symphony No. 8 in B minor Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Residence Soloists June 17 - 7:30 PM Mozart: Symphony No. 35 "Haffner" in D major KV 385 Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Mendelssohn: "Italian" – Symphony No. 4 in A major Gershwin: "Summertime" Residence Soloists June 29 - 7:30 PM Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 "Jeune home" Bizet: Carmen-Suite Andreas Skouras: Piano Residence Soloists July 15 - 7:30 PM Mozart: "Musical Fun" Mozart: Oboe Concerto Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Suite Brahms: Hungarian Dances Gershwin: "Summertime" Residence Soloists July 20 - 7:30 PM Mussorgski/Ravel: "Pictures at an Exhibition" Haydn: Symphony No. 104 "Londoner" Verdi: Rigoletto Paraphrase Gershwin: "Summertime" Andreas Skouras: Piano Residence Soloists August 4 - 7:30 PM Vivaldi: "Four Seasons" Pachelbel: Kanon Albinoni: Adagio Mozart: Serenade in G major KV 525 "A Little Night Music" Rossini: Serenade for Strings "Aria of Figaro" Residence Soloists September 9 - 7:30 PM Mozart: "Musical Fun" KV 522 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor Brahms: Hungarian Dances Gershwin: "Summertime" Andreas Skouras: Piano Residence Soloists

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 Residenz: Private Tour with Artist Paul Riedel

5. Munich Residenz: Private Tour with Artist Paul Riedel

The Munich Residenz is more than a museum. This is the place where important events in Bavarian history actually took place. Tour the 139 rooms of this architectural marvel with a local artist, granting you a unique perspective on the history and setting. Enter the Munich Residenz with your private group and artist Paul Riedel. Hear about the early years of Munich's royal family, the Wittelsbachs. See where and how they lived. Wander the verdant garden of King Ludwig II while reflecting on the historical events that unraveled here. Your guide will present different paintings and explain their technical background in the Green Gallery, a real highlight of the residence. After touring the interior, learn about the exterior of the palace, which was nearly destroyed during WWII.

Munich: Residenz Palace, Museum and Treasury Private Tour

6. Munich: Residenz Palace, Museum and Treasury Private Tour

Join this exclusive tour to explore the nooks and crannies of the Residenz, the largest palace complex in Germany, with a Licensed Guide. Step inside to admire the stunning interiors and learn about its former inhabitants. Visit the Residenz Museum, Treasury and Cuvilliés Theater and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town. Choose a basic 2-hour option to see the highlights of the Residenz: the Palace, Museum, and Treasury. Follow in the footsteps of Bavarian kings, dukes, and electors who served in this royal residence from 1508 to 1918. Take a journey through the periods of Renaissance, to early Baroque, to Rococo, to Neoclassicism. Admire the lavish rooms and art collections that provide the distinguished taste and political ambition of the Wittelsbach dynasty. As a museum, the Residenz explores the ages of humanism, Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment, the divine right of kings and constitutional monarchy. In the Treasury, you will find a remarkable collection of crown jewels, royal insignia, goldsmith's works, swords, goblets, and other expensive items. The 3-hour option includes a private car transfer between your accommodation in Munich and the Residenz. This solution is perfect when you don't want to walk too far or use public transport. After the tour, you will be driven back to the address provided when booking. Opt for the extended 3.5-hour to visit the Residenz and the Cuvilliés Theatre. Admire the opulence of the auditorium that Elector Maximilian Joseph III built as his new opera house. Hear about the lavish opera productions and the first performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo that premiered here. Explore also Hofgarten, the formal court gardens of the royal residence. See the Bavarian Government, Marstall Theater, and the Grand State Opera. The 5-hour tour also includes a walking tour of Munich’s Old Town. Take a stroll from the Residenz to Odeonsplatz to see the Feldherrnhalle monument and Theatine Church, and hear about the infamous Beer Hall Putsch that took place here. Step inside the proud Frauenkirche (Munich Cathedral) and hear the legend of its Devil's footprint. Follow your private guide to the city-center square Marienplatz to admire the magnificent New Town Hall as well as the Old Town Hall, Fish’s Fountain, and St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city.

Munich: Gala Concert in the Cuvilliés Theatre

7. Munich: Gala Concert in the Cuvilliés Theatre

Experience a concert by the Residenz soloists in one of the most beautiful and important Rococo theaters in Europe where Mozart’s Idomeneo was premiered and where Napoleon was a guest for a performance of Don Giovanni in 1806. The ensemble, consisting of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, performs selected masterpieces of classical music, leaving long-lasting impressions and wonderful memories for the audience.

Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

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

9. 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: Evening Concert at the Nymphenburg Palace

10. Munich: Evening Concert at the Nymphenburg Palace

Visit the beautiful Nymphenburg Palace and enjoy classical music in the wonderful setting. See the birthplace of King Ludwig II and the location where he spent his childhood. Stroll through the palace where the 7-year-old Mozart performed with his sister and experience a top-class evening concert.

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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“

Wonderful experience. Our tickets were sold out but the venue was able to squeeze us in at the last minute, and I'm very happy they did. The setting was magnificent and the musicians were highly accomplished - and seemed to enjoy themselves. Can't wait to go again!

We were very satisfied with the organization and customer service. We had very good seats for the concert at a lower price than on the official website

it was a lovely concert in a fabulous place, we all enjoyed it, really recommend!

Very good and knowledgeable guide. Very enjoyable.