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Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

1. Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour 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.

Munich: Guided Tour of New Town Hall

2. 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 City: Marienplatz and English Garden Walking Tour

3. 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: Third Reich and World War II Private Guided Tour

4. Munich: Third Reich and World War II Private Guided Tour

Join a private tour to discover Munich's darkest secret: the origin of the Nazi Party. Explore the tragic history of the Third Reich, from Hitler’s rise to power to the bombing and liberation of Munich. Ask difficult questions about the role of the city in the rise and fall of National Socialism. Begin your tour in the heart of Munich's Old Town, at Marienplatz, where many Nazi propaganda events were held. See the reconstructed New Town Hall and hear the story of how Munich became the capital of the National Socialist movement. Come across the famous beer hall, Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, where Adolf Hitler made a speech founding the National Socialist German Workers' Party in 1920. Follow the route of the infamous Beer Hall Putsch to Feldherrnhalle and Odeonsplatz. Learn about the Nazi’s attempt to storm the Bavarian Defense Ministry, which inspired Hitler to write his infamous semi-autobiographical political manifesto 'Mein Kampf'. Learn about the resistance against the Nazi regime in the city, such as the White Rose Group led by five university students. Gaze at the Monument to the Victims of National Socialism and the former office buildings of the Nazi Party, including Führerbau, where Chamberlain and Hitler signed the Munich Agreement in 1938. The final stop will be at Königsplatz, the site of the Nazi Party’s mass rallies and book burning. Choose the longer tour option to dive deeper into the history of National Socialism in Germany by visiting the Munich Documentation Center. Browse through photographs, documents, and film projections that illustrate the origin of the Nazi movement, war, and postwar period in Munich.

Stadtführung München: Altstadt und Viktualienmarkt

5. Stadtführung München: Altstadt und Viktualienmarkt

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's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

6. 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: Highlights Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

7. 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: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

8. Munich: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

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: Old Town Churches Private Tour

9. 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.

Munich: City Center Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

10. Munich: City Center Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

Wander through Munich's city center and learn about its origins on this treasure hunt-style historical walking tour. Follow the route on your smartphone between landmarks like the New Town Hall and the Munich Hofbräuhaus, and enjoy 9 historical riddles to solve as you explore. Start this self-guided tour at Munich's Marienplatz. From here, follow the tour on your smartphone, which will provide historical facts and riddles to solve between each landmark. The tour will take you through the history of Munich from its origins up to the 17th century, and cover roughly 3km around the city center.

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4.6 / 5

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It covers amazing places historical and nature and the guide makes it even better with all stories and histories.

Very good saw and learned about parts of the city we would not have seen had we not been on the tour.

Guide is passionate about City and Bavaria and it makes a difference

Our guide Gabrielle was very friendly and informative recommend

Was a great tour with a really great tour guide :)