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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: Viktualienmarkt Gourmet Food Tour

2. Munich: Viktualienmarkt Gourmet Food Tour

From Weißwurst (traditional Bavarian white sausage) to pretzels, from beer to cheese – the possibilities for eating and drinking at the Viktualienmarkt seem virtually endless. On this tour of the Viktualienmarkt in Munich, open up your senses with tasty delicacies and fascinating stories. This gourmet tour begins at Marienplatz. From here you’ll go directly to the Viktualienmarkt, where you’ll stop at several stands to sample the many delicacies and discover stories about the food and the market traders. Find various types of sausages, cheese, bread, and exotic fruit, and you’ll finish off the tour with some pickled Bavarian delicacies.

Munich: Viktualienmarkt Food Tasting Tour in German

3. Munich: Viktualienmarkt Food Tasting Tour in German

Enjoy regional and international specialties alike at the Viktualienmarkt in Munich. Tour the Viktualienmarkt and hear stories about the various market stalls. Find out more about the history of the market and its evolution over time, before enjoying the chance to sample a variety of culinary delights and enjoy various delicacies. Enjoy a welcome drink at the Isartor, sample hearty sausage specialties, or munch on crispy country bread. Taste different types of beer with pretzels, fine cheeses, and Bavarian antipasti.

Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town for Children

4. 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.

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 Food Tour with Beer Tasting

6. Munich Food Tour with Beer Tasting

Discover the culinary side of Munich on a private or shared group food tour. Enjoy traditional bread from the city's last mill in the old town. Take part in a hearty beer tasting as a beer sommelier and sample delicious Obadzda (a Bavarian cheese delicacy) at the Viktualienmarkt. After a short visit to the imperium of Alfons Schuhbeck, take a walk to the Viktualienmarkt. Here you can enjoy a famous Munich veal sausage at one of the many butcher's shops. Finally, visit the Schmalznudel café to see how the famous pastries and desserts like Auszog´ne, Strizerl or Dampfnudeln are made.

Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

7. Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Jump on the blue open-top double-decker bus and experience a hop-on hop-off tour through the beautiful city of Munich. Get on and off the bus as often as you want and explore the sights in the city on your own. Alternatively, you can stay on the bus to enjoy the view and listen to the informative live commentary. On the tour, see the scenic Odeonsplatz and the interesting architecture of the Pinakotheken, home to numerous works of art. Head pass Marienplatz and discover the famous Viktualienmarkt with its delicacies as well as the famous Hofbräuhaus. Get off at Karlsplatz and stroll through the pedestrian zone and shopping arcade. Explore the fantastic castles and their gardens, and discover the history of Munich. 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Kunstareal 3. Odeonsplatz 4. Eisbach5. Deutsches Museum (Stop temporarily suspended due to construction work!)6. Marienplatz/Tal7. Max-Joseph-Platz8. Nymphenburg Palace9+10. Olympic Park/BMW Welt & Museum11. Schwabing/English Garden 

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's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

9. Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

All beginnings are difficult – not on a Segway! Before you start your tour of Munich, you'll learn how to ride the Segway and realize that it's actually very easy. Experience shows that every customer gets to grips with riding a Segway within minutes. After the initial training you can get on your way and start your tour of the city. The tour starts at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there you will head towards Isator. Ride through Tal towards Viktualienmarket and Marienplatz. See Königsplatz and admire its Neo-Classical buildings. Marvel at the impressive Neo-Gothic New Town Hall. See highlights of Munich's oldtown such as Feldherrnhalle and the Theatine Church. End your tour back at the starting point.

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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We weren’t sure what to expect, but we were very pleased and impressed. After meeting him just off the Marienplatz at Peter’s Church he started with the early history of Munich and we watched the Glockenspiel chime then went on a tour of the royal palace buildings. He catered the tour for our needs and since our hotel was close to the English garden we finished the tour in the garden and he dropped us at our hotel. He also covered a brief history or the rise of Adolph Hitler and showed us some of the sites used by the Nazi party. It rained for part of our tour and we stayed warm and dry under a plastic cover and blanket. If you are spending a short time in Munich and want primer on the history of the ruling dynasty in Bavaria, this is the tour for you. We highly recommend it.

This tour was outstanding. We were cycled via pedicab to sites in Munich where we would stop and get a brief history of different sites. We then went to the English Gardens to watch the sunset and see the sites there.

I had a bus all to myself sometimes. The headset information was very interesting. Sometimes I think the timing of the bus and information became disjointed.

An excellent way to see the highlights of Munich! While we didn’t go into every stop, we had a great time.

A quick and easy way to see the major sites of Munich. Very thorough and informative.