Odeonsplatz

Odeonsplatz: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

1. Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Munich and learn about the city with an onboard audio guide. Admire city highlights, including the fourth-largest chimes in the world, the full-body relic of the Holy Munditia, and the historic Old Town. Choose from three different routes to suit your preferences and interests. On sunny days, benefit from an open-top upper deck and feel the sunshine on your face. Hop on and off as you please, or stay on board for fascinating explanations from your audio guide, offered in ten different languages. Choose from three routes: the City Tour, the Nymphenburg Olympic Park tour, and the Schwabing tour, with each route taking one hour. Pass important sights, such as Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, the English Garden, the historic Old Town, Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz, and more.

Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

2. 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: Residenz Palace, Museum and Treasury Private Tour

3. Munich: Residenz Palace, Museum and Treasury Private Tour

Join this exclusive tour to explore the nooks and crannies of the Residenz, the largest palace complex in Germany, with a Licensed Guide. Step inside to admire the stunning interiors and learn about its former inhabitants. Visit the Residenz Museum, Treasury and Cuvilliés Theater and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town. Choose a basic 2-hour option to see the highlights of the Residenz: the Palace, Museum, and Treasury. Follow in the footsteps of Bavarian kings, dukes, and electors who served in this royal residence from 1508 to 1918. Take a journey through the periods of Renaissance, to early Baroque, to Rococo, to Neoclassicism. Admire the lavish rooms and art collections that provide the distinguished taste and political ambition of the Wittelsbach dynasty. As a museum, the Residenz explores the ages of humanism, Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment, the divine right of kings and constitutional monarchy. In the Treasury, you will find a remarkable collection of crown jewels, royal insignia, goldsmith's works, swords, goblets, and other expensive items. The 3-hour option includes a private car transfer between your accommodation in Munich and the Residenz. This solution is perfect when you don't want to walk too far or use public transport. After the tour, you will be driven back to the address provided when booking. Opt for the extended 3.5-hour to visit the Residenz and the Cuvilliés Theatre. Admire the opulence of the auditorium that Elector Maximilian Joseph III built as his new opera house. Hear about the lavish opera productions and the first performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo that premiered here. Explore also Hofgarten, the formal court gardens of the royal residence. See the Bavarian Government, Marstall Theater, and the Grand State Opera. The 5-hour tour also includes a walking tour of Munich’s Old Town. Take a stroll from the Residenz to Odeonsplatz to see the Feldherrnhalle monument and Theatine Church, and hear about the infamous Beer Hall Putsch that took place here. Step inside the proud Frauenkirche (Munich Cathedral) and hear the legend of its Devil's footprint. Follow your private guide to the city-center square Marienplatz to admire the magnificent New Town Hall as well as the Old Town Hall, Fish’s Fountain, and St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city.

Munich 2.5-Hour Segway Tour with Professional Guide

4. Munich 2.5-Hour Segway Tour with Professional Guide

A 30-minute training session takes place before you set off on the tour. Make the most of this 2.5-hour Segway tour of Munich to relax after an eventful day in the city or at work. Enjoy the fun experience of riding a Segway and discover Munich’s most beautiful places from a new perspective. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. After a short introduction, you will set off on the tour of the city. The tour takes you past Königsplatz, the Pinakothek Museums, Odeonsplatz, and the old town. Your guide will introduce you to the most interesting sights in Munich and even true Munich experts will learn a lot.

Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

5. Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

On this tour you can celebrate the Christmas season in the traditional German style by visiting some of the many Christmas markets in Munich as well as the city’s very own Christmas village. You will take a festive stroll through the colorful markets clustered around the historic Old Town, including the central market on Marienplatz, the Christmas village in the palace courtyard of the royal Rezidenz, the “Crib Market”, and the popular “Medieval Market” near Odeonsplatz. The tour will make regular stops at the various stalls and your guide will tell you all about the history of the markets, the meaning of the displays, and the Advent and Christmas rituals associated with them. You will also get to sample the traditional seasonal delicacy of Lebkuchen (gingerbread cake). You have the chance to see where many of the world’s most beloved seasonal traditions originated – the Christmas tree and the Advent calendar both originated in Germany. You will also get to experience the unique atmosphere of an authentic old Christkindlmarkt in a traditional setting, a favorite for many Germans.

Munich: Third Reich Guided City Walking Tour

6. Munich: Third Reich Guided City Walking Tour

Trace back the political origins of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement on a guided walking tour in Munich. Discover Munich’s past as you visit the historical locations during the events of the Third Reich. Begin your guided tour in Marienplatz. From there, take a walk through the most important events of the Third Reich. After making your way to Odeonsplatz, visit the Hofbräuhaus and delve into the history of Hitler's putsch and the origins of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Continue to the front of the Haus der Kunst, which was the first propaganda building in Nazi Germany. Hear stories from your guide about the influence of the regime on art and the banning of degenerate art. Discover the German Resistance Movement and learn about protagonists such as Georg Elser and the White Rose. Afterward, reach the Führerbau, the place where the Munich Agreement was signed in 1938, before concluding the tour at Königsplatz.

Munich Bike Tour

7. Munich Bike Tour

This Munich city bike tour is the perfect introduction to one of Germany's most historic cities and capital city of Bavaria. Over the course of this easy four-hour ride, you'll be informed and entertained with sights and stories from Munich, both old and new. On this effortless ride across Munich, you will see the most fascinating sites the city has to offer. Whether it's the origins of the Nazi party, or if you are most interested in their resistance, your tour guide will show you where it all happened and explain how. Aside from Munich's turbulent past, you will be taken to see the best of Munich including the famous city park surfers, Odeonsplatz, the Bavarian Parliament building and of course the farmers market, amongst other highlights. No ride across Munich would be complete without a stop at the famed English Gardens. Here, you can enjoy one of the world's largest beer gardens for drinks and a bite. Your guide will tell you just how seriously Bavarians treat beer while you enjoy a drink to wind down after conquering Munich by bike, you've earned it!

24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Express Tour of Munich

8. 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Express Tour of Munich

Discover the highlights of Munich on board one of our open-topped double-deckers on this compact hop-on hop-off tour. Munich is known for its beautiful and historic architecture, and this tour allows you to see the best the Bavarian capital has to offer. The express tour is ideal for visitors to the city with a busy schedule who would like to explore Munich's various attractions on their own time. Buses come every 20 minutes depending on the season, until 5:20 PM. One full loop lasts one hour. The stops at the various sights and attractions are as follows. Stops include: 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Kunstareal 3. Odeonsplatz 4. Eisbach 5. Deutsches Museum 6. Marienplatz/Tal  7. Max-Joseph-Platz 8. Karlsplatz/Stachus

Munich: TimeRide GO! VR Walking Tour

9. Munich: TimeRide GO! VR Walking Tour

Explore the highlights of downtown Munich on a journey from the city's founding to 1974, when Munich hosted the exciting World Cup. Walk past important stations and squares and learn all about Munich's rich history from your knowledgeable guide. Experience first-hand the city's history and how it has evolved into the Munich of today through virtual reality scenes in eight stations that take you to different eras. Use your virtual reality glasses and compare the past with the present. From the origins of the 12th-century to the 20th-century. Take a look at selected places in Munich through the ages from the founding through Baroque, Belle Époche, the ruins of National Socialism, to the 70s of the last century. Listen to insightful stories from these times that will make your experience feel even more authentic. When you take off your virtual reality glasses, you'll see the startling contrast between now and then.

Munich by Bike: Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

10. Munich by Bike: Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

Starting from the Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station), this half-day bicycle tour is a great way to see the city of Munich. Guides are local Munich residents who know the best routes, the best stories, and the best spots to stop for a quick drink. The first stop of the tour is the Neoclassical square, Königsplatz, often called Munich's Acropolis. A few minutes away is the impressive Odeonsplatz. Both are the legacy of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, a 19th-century monarch who wanted to make a grand city for kings. He actually succeeded in making Munich a great city for cyclists. From Odeonsplatz, you'll cycle through the picturesque royal gardens to the Englischer Garten, Europe's largest city park, where nudity happens to be legal. Then the tour stops at the famous Chinese Tower beer garden for refreshments. Cruise along the lovely banks of the river Isar, which leads back into the heart of Munich's beautiful Old Town. The charming pedestrianized Medieval streets around Marienplatz feature churches, markets, and cafes, and are a cyclist's heaven.

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What people are saying about Odeonsplatz

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Petra was an incredible guide. I had only part of a day to spend in Munich and wanted to make the most of it, but I could not have imagined how much she packed into four hours. Petra’s depth of knowledge regarding Munich’s history, culture, and customs was beyond impressive. Further, she included just the right amount of detail for this first-time visitor while not overwhelming me. Based on Petra’s ability to thoroughly introduce me to Munich, I know exactly where I will spend my time during my next visit.

Stephanie was an excellent guide; she had a really deep and broad knowledge on the history of munch - with some additional anecdotes and fables to help us learn more. The bike was great and the cycling route was nice. The tour lasted 4 hours with approx. 3.5 hours on the bike. I'd have liked to know the cycling route upfront as there are areas of munich not included on the tour, so I'd have liked to be able to plan my trip to include these outside of the bike tour.

A brilliant tour. First time in munchen and this was a highlight. I would recommend this tour and also radius tours. We hired a bike from them the next day to explore more sights. They were so helpful and the bikes were great would 100% recommend you use them. Thanks for making my birthday weekend a great one!

We went on several day trips while staying in Munich, which, frankly, I was more excited about than this bike tour. Happily, this tour ended up being the favorite thing we did. Susanne was very informative.

Alun was amazing! One of the best and most informative tours we’ve done. So interesting to learn about a city from a very unique perspective.