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Munich City: Marienplatz and English Garden Walking Tour

1. Munich City: Marienplatz and English Garden Walking Tour

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 tour, you will be introduced to many of the city's major attractions and told about some of it’s legends from your guide. 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.

Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

2. 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: Guided Tour of New Town Hall

3. Munich: Guided Tour of New Town Hall

Discover the New Town Hall on Marienplatz and learn the unique history of the city and building during this exclusive guided tour. Visit the neo-Gothic Munich Town Hall, which offers much more than the world-famous Glockenspiel. Stroll through the grand rooms and to the building’s balcony, the stage for FC Bayern’s championship celebrations. Walk through the reading room at the Law Library, which has been used as a setting for films such as “Cabaret” with Liza Minelli and the German adventure film “Bibi Blocksberg." During the tour, learn about the history of the Town Hall and the stories behind some of the city’s historical figures who adorn the Neue Rathaus’ facade.

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: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town

5. Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town

Experience an exciting city tour through Munich's old town in a very special way. Solve puzzles and follow the clues from the numbered envelopes to discover Munich's next highlight. Get a lot of background information about the sights or the city's history. Start at the main station and explore the Karlstor at the famous Stachus, the citizen's hall (Bürgersaal) and the St. Michael's Church (Kirche St. Michael) on Neuhauser Straße among other places. Continue to the famous Frauenkirche, the Marienplatz with the old (Altes Rathaus) and the new town hall (Neues Rathaus) and the Viktualienmarkt. Puzzle your family and yourself through the whole city and get extensive information about the history of Bavaria's capital in a variety of ways.

Munich: Guided Walking City Tour

6. Munich: Guided Walking City Tour

Start in the very heart of Munich, at Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) with its beautiful New City Hall and view to Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady). Marvel at St. Peter's, the first and eldest church of Munich. Go inside to admire its precious interior. Head to Viktualienmarkt, Germany's biggest food and grocery market with many Bavarian delicacies, to get a feeling for Bavarian food and where you meet some of the vendors. Only some minutes away, visit the famous Hofbräuhaus with its numerous international tourists but also strict Bavarian traditions. Continue to Max-Joseph-Square to discover the Royal Residence, where the family of Wittelsbach (the Bavaria kings) lived, loved, and ruled. If there is time left, stop at Fieldmarshall's Hall, erected when the old city walls have been demolished. Discover the evolution Munich has experienced from a medieval market through all bright and dark episodes of history to the capital of Bavaria.

Munich: Old Town Guided Walking Tour in English

7. Munich: Old Town Guided Walking Tour in English

Explore the sights in Munich on this guided walking tour. Visit St. Peter's Church, the Viktualienmarkt market, and the Hofbräuhaus beerhall. Listen to background information get tips on where to eat, drink, and shop from a local. Meet your guide in the heart of Munich, at Marienplatz square where you can see the New City Hall and the famed Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady). See St. Peter's Church, the first and oldest church in Munich. Go inside to admire its precious interior. Head to Viktualienmarkt, Germany's biggest food and grocery market. Walk thorugh the stalls to uncover many Bavarian delicacies and to get a feeling for Bavarian cusine. Chat with some of the local vendors.  Make your way to the Hofbräuhaus to learn some strict Bavarian beerhall traditions. Continue to Max-Joseph-Square to discover the Royal Residence, where the  Bavaria Wittelsbach kings once lived, loved, and ruled.  Walk to Fieldmarshall's Hall which was erected when the old city walls were demolished. Finish your tour in Marienplatz where it began. 

Munich: 1.5 Hour Private Walking Tour

8. Munich: 1.5 Hour Private Walking Tour

The tour begins in the heart of Munich, Marienplatz, where you’ll meet your friendly guide and set off on a two hour sightseeing adventure. Follow your guide through the city’s charming streets and visit some of the most iconic sights and landmarks in the historic center. Marvel at the unique architecture of the buildings, mingle with the locals, and get a sense of life in this bustling city. You’ll also discover some of Munich’s hidden gems including beloved food markets, cafés, and restaurants. By the end of the tour you’ll have a better understanding of the Bavarian capital, as well as plenty of tips and recommendations to enhance your stay in the city.

Munich: Highlights Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

9. Munich: Highlights Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

Explore the amazing city of Munich on a bike. Go on a tour around Old Town with a private guide who will lead you through the most breathtaking places such as Marienplatz, Old Town Hall, St. Peter’s Church and much more. Don’t waste your time in the traffic jams, discover Munich the green way. Grab a bike, follow your expert guide and explore the city. On your 2 hour tour you’ll be able to enjoy the amazing sound from the 43 bells of Rathaus-Glockenspiel and admire its beautiful 32 life-sized statues. See St. Peter’s Church and its tower known as “Alter Peter” - a symbol of the city of Munich. Take in Frauenkirche cathedral with its domed towers. On the way back, see the medieval gates of Munich. Extend your tour to 3 hours and see more. Discover more places such as Residenz - the largest city palace in Germany and Maximilianeum - an amazing palace located in the eastern side of the river. Hear many interesting stories about Munich history and legends from a guide who will make your experience unforgettable. Discover even more during 4-hours tour. Fall in love with amazing architecture of the Old Town, learn about its fascinating history from an expert and enjoy a ride through Munich's most stunning streets. You will also see Friedensengel, a bronze symbol of freedom.

Munich: Old Town Churches Private Tour

10. Munich: Old Town Churches Private Tour

Join a private guide on the streets of Munich's Old Town and take a tour of its most remarkable churches: St. Peter's Church, Frauenkirche, Asamkirche, and St. Michael's Church. Select the 5-church tour option to also include Theatine Church and St. Peter's viewing terrace. Begin your walking tour at Marienplatz where you'll find the New Town Hall, the golden Mariensäule statue, and the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). Meet your licensed guide and prepare to explore centuries of sacred art and architecture. From the bustling square, step inside the oldest church in the city, St. Peter's Church to discover its treasures. See the ornate high altar, the 14 stations of the cross, and the jeweled skeleton of St. Mundita. Continue along the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town as your guide tells you about the important role Munich’s churches and cathedrals play in protecting the city’s historical and cultural heritage. Arrive at Asamkirche and admire its baroque interior swathed in gold leaf, frescoes, and stucco. Another must-see church on this tour is St. Michael's Church, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps, which contains church crypts with tombs of Eugène de Beauharnais and notable people from Bavaria. The final stop on the 4-church tour will be at the monumental Frauenkirche, also known as the Munich Cathedral. Inside, marvel at soul-inspiring Gothic interiors and learn about the 1945 bombings and the legendary Devil’s footprint. If you choose the 5-church option, continue on from Frauenkirche to discover a hidden gem among Munich’s churches — the fabulous Theatine Church (Theatinerkirche) at the historic Odeonsplatz. Don't be fooled by Theatine Church's plain, yellow, Rococo-style facade: inside you'll find an impressive interior featuring a high altar, sculptured columns, statues, and stucco.  The 5-church option also includes a visit to St. Peter’s Church Tower, which offers the best panoramic views of the city. On good weather days, you can even see the Alps.

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What people are saying about Neues Rathaus

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 210 reviews

We were lucky to have Tobias as our guide. You get a lot of interesting facts about Munich, which lead to getting to know the city in a completely new way. Lots of information was packaged in an exciting and funny way. Overall, the tour of the stand was very entertaining and really worth it!

The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny. English was excellent The only issue was it was longer than advertised which was a lovely idea but I was struggling with the length of time walking

Wonderful tour guide. Great material and things covered. Some interesting tips that she shared.

Synthia explained the sights of Munich to us very competently and with humor. Thanks very much!

Very good and knowledgeable guide. Very enjoyable.