Private Walking Tour
Come along on an entertaining and exciting time travel through 9 centuries of eventful history with your local private tour guide. On this private walking tour you will discover the top sights of Munich and get to know the history behind them.
Munich is certainly one of the most famous cities in the world, who doesn't know the Oktoberfest , the famous Munich beer or the successful FC Bayern Munich. But did you know that in Germany Munich is a comparative young city whose foundation stems from a disruptive business idea of a Bavarian duke in the Middle Ages?
The Hofbrauhaus in Munich claims to be the most famous beer hall in the world. But how is its development related to the thrift of a Bavarian ruler and the vinegar that supposedly grew on the slopes of Bavaria? Why is it not a good idea to demolish a monastery and its cemetery in order to build an opera house on the site?
We will find answers to these and many other exciting questions on your private walking tour through Munich. You will learn, when it is legal to steal a maypole and why people are allowed to bring their own meals to a beergarden. And how to save money by not using the minibar in your hotel because of Munich‘s excellent tap water.
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Marienplatz with Munich Town Hall and Glockenspiel
The New Town Hall on Munich's Marienplatz provides two top attractions in the heart of the city. A viewing platform in the town hall tower with a fantastic view of the city from a height of 85 meters and, when the weather is nice, the view extends as far as the Alps. Directly below is the world-famous Munich Glockenspiel, which attracts thousands of visitors every day. The colorful figures moving to the music of the Glockenspiel depict scenes from a 15th century wedding and a traditional dance by local barrel makers.
Viktualienmarkt (Munich Food Market)
Definitely a highlight of your private walking tour is the Viktualienmarkt, Munich's largest food market. Merchants offer local specialties and delicacies from all over the world in over 120 stalls. Let yourself be enchanted by the hustle and bustle on the Viktualienmarkt or enjoy a Bratwurst or other local specialties under the shady chestnut trees with a cool beer in Munich's most central beer garden. And if you are looking for a fancy souvenir for your loved ones at home, you will definitely find it on the Viktualienmarkt.
The Munich Hofbräuhaus was founded over 400 years ago because the import of beer from northern Germany was too expensive for the then duke in Bavaria. Today you will find a colorful mix of locals and tourists in this famous beer hall, all of whom have a common goal. To enjoy the beer of the Hofbräuhaus, which like all other beers in Munich is brewed according to the more than 500 year old purity law and only allows water, hops, malt and yeast as ingredients. When the weather is nice, the idyllic beer garden of the Hofbräuhaus invites you to a relaxing visit as a green island in the center of Munich. And if you like it a little livelier, a live band with Bavarian brass music in the beer hall provides the necessary atmosphere.
Munich's cathedral, the Frauenkirche, with its two church towers and striking domes, is one of the landmarks of the Bavarian capital. In the 15th century the mighty church was built entirely from bricks in just 20 years. Today it’s responsible for ensuring that there are no high-rise buildings in downtown Munich. More than 10 years ago it was decided that the towers of the Frauenkirche should be the height limit for all inner-city buildings.
Munich National Theater
The National Theater, Munich’s opera, is a very special opera house. With a total area of 2,500 square meters, it has one of the largest stages in the world. And as repertoire theatre, a different piece is performed almost every evening, so that people in Munich can choose between 250 and 300 different operas per year. A very special highlight are the guided tours, during which the orchestra pit, the stage and its huge hydraulic system can be visited.
The Munich residence was the seat of government and domicile of the Bavarian ruling dynasty „Wittelsbacher“ for 500 years. As the largest inner-city castle in Germany, it is one of Munich's top attractions. On our walking tour we will visit the residence from the outside, but if you have time, a visit inside is also recommended, because here you can discover over 130 rooms from varied stylistic periods, from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo to Classicism.
Church St. Peter
The oldest church in Munich, St. Peter, is a top tourist attraction for many reasons. The church impresses with its magnificent baroque interior and is an outstanding example of the war destruction of Wold War II and the dedicated reconstruction of Munich in the post-war period. 306 steps lead to a viewing platform on the bell tower, from which one has an excellent view of Marienplatz and Munich Town Hall with its famous Glockenspiel.