Top attractions in Bavaria
Our most recommended things to do in Bavaria
1. Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket
Munich is a city of happy faces, plenty of sunshine, brass-band music, delicious beer, and tasty sausages. There's always plenty to see here, such as the fourth-largest chimes in the world, or the full-body relic of the Holy Munditia, the patron saint of single women. Join this hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour of the Bavarian capital and experience the so-called village of a million! When the weather is good, the comfortable double-decker buses will have their roof open, giving you a clear view of Munich's most beautiful sights. Get to know this world-famous city at your own pace, with fascinating explanations about its history and landmarks offered on the bus in 10 different languages. See Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, the English Garden, the historic Old Town, Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz, and much more as you zip around the city. There are 2 tours for you to choose from: the C...
Great way to spend a couple of hour especially if it is raining. Get off at points that interest you. Tickets valid for 24 hours. Bargain
2. From Munich: Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castle Full-Day Trip
Travel to the magnificent castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Hohenschwangau and take a small detour through the picturesque town of Oberammergau.
Board an air-conditioned bus and visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, admire one of the most impressive sights in Germany. Take 4 hours to explore the grounds (ticket not included).
Arrive at Linderhof, the only castle that Ludwig II managed to complete. At noon, stop at Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig's childhood home, for lunch (not included).
If time permits, continue to Oberammergau and lose yourself in the quaint streets of this picturesque town.
Fantastic day trip - would highly recommend to anyone. Very comfortable double-decker coach; smooth journey through some magnificent alpine countryside. Engaging and informative guide, who gave lots of interesting history about the country, the region and the buildings. Neuschwanstein was absolutely stunning - a really magical place. Linderhof was also well worth a visit.
3. Nuremberg: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Enjoy a day of city-sightseeing in Nuremberg in the comfort of a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. See the city’s most famous monuments and buildings from great vantage points and learn about the city’s rich history. Sit back and relax and enjoy the 2-hour circuit as your guide entertains you with fascinating information about the popular attractions and the 1,000-year history of Frankonia's metropole. Benefit from the flexibility to hop-on or hop-off anytime at any of the 6 stops along the tour route. You will see that, besides gingerbread and fried sausages, Nuremberg has so much more to offer.
4. Nuremberg: Sightseeing Train Tour
Explore the historic city of Nuremberg on board a picturesque tourist train. Enjoy a ride through the city center, departing from the main Market Square. Pass by the Schöner Brunnen, a beautiful 19-meter high gold fountain. Next, drive by the Maxbrücke Bridge, St. Lawrence Church, the Hospital of the Holy Spirit and the Imperial Castle, one of Europe's most important medieval fortifications. Enjoy panoramic views of all the sights visited from the comfort of your train seat. In addition, learn more about the history of the city and uncover its secrets and legends from your informative audio-guide. During this tour you will be able to see all of the city's highlights in just 40 minutes and afterwards can explore the city on your own.
Great way to get an idea of the layout of the city of Nuremburg. Great way to see the city and not to do all that walking!
5. Nuremberg: Old Town Guided Walking Tour
The prosperous city of Nuremberg provided the ideal basis for an active cultural and intellectual life, as well as a lively arts scene. Even today, numerous buildings, monuments and artworks still reflect the city's former importance. Your guide will provide information and insights on the churches, castle, and fountains you see, as well as on the city itself, past and present. You will also visit the Main Market Square.
The tour with Heinz was fantastic. A great overview and historical background of the Old City. He was very knowledgable and was happy to answer any questions. It was a fabulous introduction to Nurnberg!
6. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip
Located 2 hours from Munich, the enchanting old-world town of Füssen lies in the foot hills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the very mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight made from the stuff of dreams: the fabulous and ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle. This glorious folly was built in the 19th-Century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by mythology and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many who haven’t ever heard the name Neuschwanstein. It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. On this full-day tour from Munich, your guide will tak...
Lana was an excellent guide! All went well. We recommend the tour & the guide :)
7. Bamberg 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour
Explore Bamberg and see more than 2,400 historic buildings, picturesque winding streets, and medieval churches that make the town a work of art. Bamberg was awarded its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 – and not without reason. Enjoy a walking tour of the town and experience the successful combination of impressive architecture and Baroque town houses for yourself. See just how unique Bamberg is on an extensive tour. Feel the magic of the past as you stroll through the town and admire the Cathedral, churches, and monasteries as well as beautiful bridges, narrow streets, wide squares, half-timbered houses, and Baroque facades. See the Old Court, the New Residenz, the Rose Garden, and “Little Venice.”
She did a great job. I liked the fact that When the tour we were left on our own to find our way home. It allowed for anything that caught our fancy we could revisit. For example, I saw a gasthaus that served smoked Bier. I was very interested in trying it. .
8. Munich: City Tour & FC Bayern Munich Soccer Arena Tour
On this football tour, see the most important sights of Munich and visit the training-grounds of FC Bayern München and the most modern stadium in Europe, the Allianz Arena. First, embark on a bus tour through the city of Munich, where you learn about the most important sights of the city. Afterwards, you will visit the home of one of the most popular football clubs in the world. The Allianz Arena, the temple of football in the north of Munich, is the third home of the long-standing football club Bayern München – after the Grünwalder and Olympic Stadiums – and certainly the most spectacular. After the stadium tour, enjoy the opportunity to immerse yourself in the FC Bayern Museum, an exhibition exploring the history of the championship record-holders. Discover cups, players and curiosities dating back over 110 years to the foundation of the club.
The really good: The guide at the Arena was excellent. The poor: Security wouldn't let us into the practice grounds so we spent most of that half hour negotiating with him. Finally we were let in five at a time. Pretty poor. Bus said it would leave at 1.30pm which it promptly did in a very German manner. However the tour had just ended and many of us didn't have time to catch the bus so had to Uber back into the city.
9. 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.
Michael was very informative. He took us to great places that we never would have found on our own.
10. Munich Highlights by Segway 3-Hour Tour
All beginnings are difficult – not on a Segway! Before you start your tour of Munich, you will learn how to ride the Segway and realize that it is actually very easy to ride. 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 own tour of the city. The tour starts at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there you will head towards the English Garden and along the Isar River to the Angel of Peace. Continue on to the Maximilianeum, the seat of the Bavarian Parliament. This building was constructed between 1857 and 1874 by the architect Friedrich Bürklein and fits in with the surroundings by the Isar River. Up the river you will see Museum Island with the Deutsches Museum and the parish church of St. Maximilian on the west bank of the Isar River. Head along Maximilianstraße past the Residenz Theatr...
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What people are saying about Bavaria
Wow! This tour was absolutely amazing. In my opinion, the premium tour is definitely worth the extra $$. Our tour guide, Ursula was fantastic and really made the experience great. We had a good group of people and the weather was beautiful. The actual castles were phenomenal and the history behind them was interesting. I’m so happy my partner and I decided to do this tour. I would definitely do it again in the future!
We had a wonderful time on our food tour. Our guide was very nice and very knowledgeable. The food was delicious and I learned quite a bit even though it is not my first trip to Germany. She even was very accommodating with one member of our party who had mobility issues. I highly recommend this tour!
Great place, amazing views ! Take the shuttle to the castle, there are special viewing place near it's stop.
Very interesting and we had a lot of fun. Our guide was really well informed and had a great sense of humor
I highly recommend the tour. It is more than worthy. Great explanation, great food and friendly guide.