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CityTourCard Munich: Public Transport & Discounts

1. CityTourCard Munich: Public Transport & Discounts

With the CityTourCard Munich, you can go anywhere in Bavaria’s beautiful capital city. Just validate your pass at the nearest ticket machine and you are on your way! Upon validation, you will have 24 or 48 hours; or 3, 4, 5, or 6 days to explore the entire city with free and unlimited access to public transportation. Transportation methods include all metro, trams, regional trains, and buses within the city of Munich (Zone M) or the entire MVV network including the airport (Zone M-6). The CityTourCard Munich also allows you to visit some of the city’s most important sights and attractions. Get discounts from plenty of Munich’s museums, exhibitions, theaters, concerts, shops, cafés, and restaurants. If you are traveling as a family, you are in luck. A group is up to 5 adults, with two children between 6- and 14-years old counting as one adult. Munich is waiting for you! You can learn about all the details and discounts from the portable pocket guide.

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Munich City & English Garden Walking Tour in English

2. Munich City & English Garden Walking Tour in English

Pulsating with energy and commerce, yet charmingly wedded to its historic past, Munich is an exciting city to visit and a charming town to walk around. On this 2-hour tour with an expert guide you will be introduced to many of its major attractions and told about some of the city’s legends. Start at the large open square of Marienplatz, dominated by the Old and New Town Hall. Stroll through the inner city and see sites such as the Frauenkirche and the former royal palaces of the Munich Residenz. Along the way you will learn about the city’s colorful 850-year history, stopping at sites that have witnessed events of not just local, but worldwide interest. See some of its famous beer halls and move on to its green attraction, the massive English Garden. Larger than New York’s Central Park, you will walk among oak and maple trees and discover where people can surf, despite being 6 hours from the nearest sea!

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Munich: Classical Concert Recital in Max-Joseph-Hall

3. Munich: Classical Concert Recital in Max-Joseph-Hall

The best things come in small packages! With wonderful stucco works and crystal chandeliers inside, Max's Joseph Hall is for many a small pearl in the residence and forms the perfect frame for classical concerts. Live chamber music also helps animate the intimate character of the space. The Munich Residence served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918. What began in 1385 as a castle in the north-eastern corner of the city (the Neuveste, or new citadel), was transformed by rulers over the centuries into a magnificent palace, its buildings and gardens extending further and further into the town. The rooms and art collections span a period that begins with the Renaissance, and continues via the early Baroque and Rococo epochs to Neoclassicism. Here you can bear witness to the discriminating taste and the political ambition of the Wittelsbach dynasty.

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Munich: Gala Concert in the Cuvilliés Theatre

4. 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.

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Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

5. 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.

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Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

6. Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

Enjoy a fun and unique tour experience as you explore Munich in a Pedicab. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Visit the top highlights of Munich's old town and enjoy the beauty of the English Garden. See the Marienplatz and the New Town Hall and admire its neo-Gothic style. Discover the first castle in Munich, the Alter Hof, and head to the colorful Viktualienmarket. Stop by the old Munich city wall and gates, the world famous Hofbräuhaus, and the Hard-Rock Café. Learn about the Opernplatz with the National Theater and Maximiliansstrasse, and admire the beautiful inner courtyards of the Wittelsbacher Residenz. Ride through the baroque courtyard garden of the Residenz with the Hofgarten temple and Bavarian State Chancellery, before you enter the beautiful English Garden with a visit of the Japanese tea house, the Monopteros, and the Chinese tower.

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Munich Highlights by Segway 3-Hour Tour

7. Munich Highlights by Segway 3-Hour Tour

Glide through the streets of Munich on this Segway tour. Learn how to manage a Segway and visit all the major city attractions, including the Maximilianeum and the Theatine Church. After getting the hang of riding a Segway, start your tour at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. Then, head towards the English Garden and along the Isar River to the Angel of Peace. Continue 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, 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 Theatre at Odeonsplatz and admire the Feldherrnhalle and the Theatine Church.  Glide past the Munich Residenz together with the Hofgarten as well as the Bavarian State Chancellery towards the Eisbach. From there, swing around the Siegestor back to the starting point.

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Munich 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

8. Munich 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

Explore the vibrant city of Munich in an active way. On this 3-hour guided bike tour you will learn many interesting stories about the history of the city. The bike allows you to quickly and easily reach the famous sights in the city. Take in the special atmosphere of the city as you cycle together through Munich’s streets and listen to your guide’s interesting stories. During the tour you will make a stop at the Hofbräukeller beer garden. Enjoy a cold beer before you continue cycling along the Isar River. The bike ride takes you along Marienplatz, past the Hofbräuhaus, and down Maximilianstrasse, through Königsplatz, past the Pinakothek der Moderne, through Schwabing, and to the English Garden. At the end, the tour returns to the starting point.

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Munich: Evening Concert at the Nymphenburg Palace

9. 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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Munich Residenz: Master Concert in the Hercules Hall

10. Munich Residenz: Master Concert in the Hercules Hall

Experience a special evening concert devoted to famous artists of classical music. The concert features masterpieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Bach in the impressive Hercules Hall of the Munich Residenz. The Hercules Hall was originally the throne room of Louis I and was built after the reconstruction as a concert hall. It served as a substitute for Klenze’s destroyed Odeon and was the most important concert hall in Munich up until the opening of the Philharmonic Hall in Gasteig. It got its name from the tapestries on the wall that depict the legend of Hercules and were commissioned by Albrecht V in 1556. With a new concert series, the renowned "Residenz Soloists" want to offer a stage in the cultural capital of Munich to the young, international rising stars of symphony. Under the title of "Star Concerts," these young, passionate talents play an ambitious and diverse program of selected masterworks, symphonies, solo evenings, and gems of chamber music in the Hercules Hall. March 23 - 7:30 PM Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" in E-flat major Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "New World" Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Residence Soloists May 4 - 7:30 PM Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 "Fate" in C minor Verdi: Rigoletto Paraphrase Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major "Coronation Concerto" Andreas Skouras: Piano & Residence Soloists November 24 - 7:00 PM Vivaldi: Double-Concerto "The Winter" Albinoni: Oboe Concerto Haydn: Trumpet Concerto Händel: "Water Music" Trumpet Gala

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What people are saying about Munich Residenz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,348 reviews

Had a great time with Florian. Our group was small but lively and we got a long fabulously. He was able to adjust the tour to our constantly changing thoughts and had an interesting thing to say about every corner of Munich! Would love to go with him again even.

I would highly recommend this tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city of Munich. It was cold that day and he had wool blankets to keep us warm. We saw many things that we would not of seen by ourselves, and had a great ride as well

Instructions for how to ride were very easy and he gave us enough practice time before the tour. The histrionic and cultural insights in the center of Munich were very interesting.

Great guide, told in a very exciting and entertaining way. Unreservedly recommendable!

Perfect tour to discover Munich in 3 hours! Highly recommended