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Munich: Night Watchman Walking Tour with Torch

1. Munich: Night Watchman Walking Tour with Torch

Meet your night watchman guide in Marienplatz, then travel back in time where your adventure begins. Follow your guide through the dark alleys of Munich, and listen to the tales of the ghosts and ghouls that still haunt these streets. Learn how during the Middle Ages, it was the night watchman’s duty to maintain order and peace in the city, as well as to protect the citizens from thieves, murderers, and enemies. Hear how each night he would close the city gates and call the striking of the hour. During the walking tour, the night watchman will guide you to some of the most prominent historical locations and buildings in the city. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a new perspective of Munich, and a few tales to take home.

Wicked Munich: Witches, Criminals and Executioners

2. 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: Secrets of the City Interactive Discovery Game Tour

3. Munich: Secrets of the City Interactive Discovery Game Tour

Forget those lengthy and tiresome tours and inject some fun into your trip to Munich. Set yourself up for a day of exploration on this interactive city discovery experience. Your challenge begins on Marienplatz, and all the information you need to complete the adventure will be provided to you via email. Wander around the city, visiting some of the most iconic sights and landmarks as you solve 10 puzzles and riddles that take you from one location to the next. Some of the stops along the way are hidden locations that you might otherwise have missed. On the tour, unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as learning the history of the city. Explore the hot spots of Munich that even some of the locals don’t know, and see the city from a different angle. Discover what Munich has to offer and visit the known and unknown sides of the city, riddle by riddle. Misplaced kings, cryptic numbers and even Nazi history… what a city! Unlock secrets and forgotten stories with 10 riddles, each followed by a story that leads the way.

Munich: Haunted City Exploration Game

4. 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: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

5. Munich: 1.5-Hour Bike Tour

Your guide will show you the way through the city to the best attractions whilst telling you all about the history of Munich. Throughout your experience you will also be regaled with fun stories about your surrounding sights as well as German culture. As the tour is relatively short, there will not be any stops for food/drink, so please make sure you are ready when you arrive. The usual route travels to Max Joseph Platz, Odeonsplatz/Feldherrnhalle Theatinerkirche, Englischer Garten, Eisbachwelle, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum/Luftwaffe headquarters, Isar river and The Angel of Peace. Main discussion points throughout the tour will evolve around Hitler, the World War II, and Munich's history. Your guide will take wishes to visit other attractions, or alternatively can skip some if a majority of the group would like that. There will be bathroom and water breaks throughout the tour and it will be conducted at an easy pace at which everyone is able to keep up.

Munich: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour

6. Munich: 3-Hour Private Bike Tour

Meet up with your guide at Isartor Gate, where the bikes will be ready for you. After an initial introduction and a few safety tips, you will hit the road and ride to the first stop just around the corner. The main discussion points for this tour are focused on World War II, Hitler and the Nazis, Munich´s history, and German culture. Your tour route takes you to some of the main attractions in Munich as well as some off the beaten path. Main attractions visited include Max Joseph Platz, Odeonsplatz/Feldherrnhalle Theatinerkirche, Bayerische Staatskanzlei/Hofgarten, a visit to the world's second largest beer garten, Englischer Garten, Eisbachwelle, Bayerisches National Museum and Luftwaffe headquarters, the Isar River, and the Angel of Peace.

Munich Culinary Tour - For Body and Soul

7. Munich Culinary Tour - For Body and Soul

Get to know a lot of interesting facts about the culinary secrets of Munich’s past and present. You will learn more about Munich’s eating and drinking culture starting from some well-known specialties and traditions and ending up with the latest insider tips. You will get to know selected specialty shops, which are characterized by a high-quality range and regional products. You will also have the opportunity to try different delicacies yourself - there is something for everyone's taste. The tour starts at Marienplatz in Munich, the former marketplace. Learn more about the culinary preferences of the inhabitants, about the importance of the market, and its products. Then you go to the first tasting stop with specialties from all over the world and interesting news about herbs and spices. Discover the origin of Munich Hofbräuhaus and find a hidden place behind this famous building selling traditional bread specialties. The tour continues via the old salt trade street to the Viktualienmarkt and around it with specialties from the Allgäu and dried fruits. As a grand finale, you will be offered some fascinating praline creations.

Munich: Old Town Hidden Streets Walking Tour

8. Munich: Old Town Hidden Streets Walking Tour

Enjoy a special walk through Munich's Old Town as you discover hidden corners, beautiful buildings, and hard-to-find places. Learn interesting anecdotes and historical information as you stroll. Start at the Karlsplatz / Stachus and go from there immediately into the winding Hackenviertel. Admire the richly decorated Lady's Collegiate Church and learn more about Altheimer Eck. Continue on winding streets to Sendlinger Road and to Angerviertel. There you will find many hidden details around the Jakobsplatz. Stroll along the Viktualienmarkt to the Isartor - the most beautiful old city gate of Munich - and see the remains of the old city walls.

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What people are saying about Munich

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

We were lucky to have a tour just to ourselves. So we could feel like VIP guests. The tour was very entertaining and informative. We learned a lot about life in the Middle Ages and were then very happy that we are allowed to live in today's world. The time passed very quickly and we say thank you and keep it up.

It took us 2.5 hours. Sometimes the directions are a bit ambiguous or there are construction sites so you can't go there. But it was still a lot of fun and sometimes takes you to places you don't know yet. I would definitely do the tour again!

The weather gods were kind to us and we were able to complete this tour dry yesterday. Thank you very much for this nice, informative tour, which we can recommend.

Very interesting tour with a lot of information and also funny stories! Thank you for the great tour and stories!

Sehr atmosphärische und interessante Tour mit tollem Guide, die einem das mittelalterliche München näher bringt.