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Hofgarten Tours

Hofgarten
The former court garden of the Residenz Palace, Munich’s Hofgarten was originally laid out in 1613, characterized by its mulberry tree-lined walkways, ornamental fountains and fruit orchard. A large portion of the formal gardens were restored or redesigned post-WWII, but the central pavilion survived, a domed temple designed by Heinrich Schön the Elder in 1615 and topped with a bronze figure of Tellus Bavarica, the symbol of Bavaria.

Today, the Hofgarten remains one of the city’s most tranquil spots, providing welcome respite from the sightseeing trail and making a popular picnic spot for both locals and tourists. Flanked by 19th century arched arcades, the garden retains much of its Italian Renaissance style, with colorful flowerbeds, manicured lawns and painstakingly restored water features. The gardens also benefit from their strategic location, with the lively Odeonplatz square to the west, the Royal palace to the east and the German Theatre Museum to the north, as well as featuring a café, beer garden and boules pitch.
Address: Odeonsplatz, Munich, Bavaria 80593, Germany
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Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Get acquainted with Munich the easy way on a fun, flexible hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Choose a 24-hour Express Tour to check out Munich’s main highlights or a 24-hour or 48-hour Grand Tour ticket to widen your sightseeing net. Either way, settle aboard an open-top double-decker bus, listen to the enlightening onboard commentary, and enjoy panoramic views of sites such as the Marienplatz, Hofbrauhaus, Viktualienmarkt and more. Hop off at the stops that interest you, explore on foot and then re-board the bus at any stop you wish.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.33
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$23.33
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Munich's Highlights 3-hour Segway Tour

Munich's Highlights 3-hour Segway Tour

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See Munich in a fun new way: via Segway. After learning how to ride a Segway, zoom through the attractive Bavarian city. Learn about the history of Munich from the guide while seeing such sites as Odeonsplatz, Hofgarten, Victory Gate, Leopoldstraße, the Maximilianeum and the Peace Angel, among others. This tour is a great way to rest your cobblestone-weary feet!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.72
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$84.72
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Munich Sightseeing Bike Tour

Munich Sightseeing Bike Tour

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Hop in the saddle for a half-day bike tour of Munich, and discover the charms of the Bavarian capital as you explore it on two wheels. With a local guide, you’ll pedal past landmarks such as Odeonsplatz with its Italianate architecture and the landscaped English Garden. Hear fun facts about life in the city as you go, and enjoy an hour-long stop at the Chinese Tower beer garden for food and drink (own expense).
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.53
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$36.53
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Munich Segway Tour

Munich Segway Tour

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See all the main sights of Munich in a brief amount of time—by Segway. This two-wheel motorized vehicle lets you cover more ground than a walking tour. You’ll stop ever few hundred feet to snap photos while your guide illuminates Munich’s history with informative anecdotes. With a small group capped at eight people, you’ll benefit from plenty of personalized attention.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.40
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$88.40
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Munich Bike Tour with optional Königsplatz and Olympia Park

Munich Bike Tour with optional Königsplatz and Olympia Park

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Get to know the best of Munich on this guided, 4-hour bike tour. Learn the history of this popular city, along with fascinating stories and facts, while riding around its open parks, elegant plazas, meandering riverbanks and winding, medieval alleyways. This tour includes stops at gathering spots like Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz, plus Englischer Garten for a break at the Chinese Tower beer garden. Upgrade to a 5-hour tour and see Königsplatz, or a 7-hour tour to visit Olympiapark, BMW Welt and Nymphenburg Palace. Use of a bike and helmet included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.78
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$37.78

Self-guided Discovery Walk in Munich: History and Beer

Self-guided Discovery Walk in Munich: History and Beer

Want to make new long-lasting memories while exploring Munich’s Old Town? Curious locals, Max and Ray, created this playful walk for you to enjoy the thrill and the beauty of discovery. Misplaced kings, Nazi history, cryptic numbers - that’s just some of the intriguing stories you’ll get to know by solving location-based riddles. Along the way, you’ll explore a different side to Old Town’s landmarks and some hidden spots too. During this experience you will: - Explore Munich during this interactive and fun discovery walk - Keep a comfortable distance from other people throughout the experience - Learn about the history and local stories of the city centre in a playful way - Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop along the route - See popular sights from a different angle and discover hidden local spots This discovery walk is for friends, couples, families with kids, curious locals, visitors, and team building. All while staying in your own group.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.56
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$24.56
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Munich Segway Tour

Munich Segway Tour

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Wind through Munich’s bustling neighborhoods and parks on a fun and educational Segway tour! On the self-balancing device, you’ll follow an expert guide through pristine gardens and vibrant markets, past famous residences and some of the city’s great museums. Along the way, take pictures, stop at favorite sites, and hear fascinating facts and stories about this contemporary city with ancient roots.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.40
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$88.40
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Eat Like A Local In Munich: Private & Personalized

Eat Like A Local In Munich: Private & Personalized

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Taste the best of Bavarian food and drink on a private 3-hour culinary tour in Munich. Follow your personal guide to a traditional bierkeller (beer garden) to try two local München beers. Pair your local drinks with traditional dishes, including veal sausages, regional cheeses, and obatzda (cheese spread).  Please note that the tour’s menu and itinerary can be customized based on your unique tastes and dietary restrictions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.45
Price varies by group size
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$150.45
Price varies by group size
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Munich Private Photo Session with Award-Winning Pro

Munich Private Photo Session with Award-Winning Pro

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Create lifetime memories in Munich on a tour with an award-winning Photographer! You'll take home personalized photos - an unique souvenir of your stay, here in Munich. The goal is that my images take you to an incredible experience every time you look at them. This session is perfect for individuals, couples (engagement, Pre wedding, honey moon, surprise proposal), families, group of friends, fashion models, birthdays, bachelor farewells, business portraits. If you are going to visit Munich during the christmas market period that begins at the end of November until the end of December we can also take photos at the beautiful chistmas market which has beautiful lights, stands with hot Glühwein, food et. During my sessions one of my priorities is to make you feel comfortable, teach you how to pose and have fun together. In case of bad weather we can reschedule. Each person will have at least 15 professionally edited images. I also do sessions at the Neuschwanstein Castle.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.33
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$147.33

Private City Walking Tour

Private City Walking Tour

Explore the city of Munich with the benefit of personalized attention on this private city walking tour. Bookable for a group of up to 30 people, this tour covers the old town's highlights in a half-day while tailoring the commentary to the interests of you and your group. Stops include the Isar River, the English Garden, Odeonsplatz, the Bavarian National Theater, and others.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.49
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$201.49
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Munich Art and Culture - The beginning

Munich Art and Culture - The beginning

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Writing novels inspires me on the creation of an exciting screenplay for a tour with historical content. Dukes, electors, and kings surround a career of fighting, weddings and love of the arts. In this tour, I bring the participants closer to the sponsors of art and culture and give the first impression of contemporary art in the city of Munich. Reserve a seat for my popular Welcome Tour through Munich. Look at beautiful places like Asam church, Jakobsplatz, Alter Hof, Moneta Regia, Royal Residence, Fuenf Hoefe, Theatinerkirche, Hofgarten, and many more. I tell exciting stories about Munich and its history and you get exclusive tips for your stay and shopping in Munich. If you have more time, look at my other goals. The tour progress depends on the group and it is not a marathon. We walk comfortably through the planned course and no one will experience unanswered questions here. For companies, this tour is supplemented with a team and communication program on request.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.16
Price varies by group size
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$53.16
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Discover Munich with a Local in 90 Minutes

Discover Munich with a Local in 90 Minutes

This Experience is provided by a private local. Discover Munich during a short but sweet 90-minute walking excursion, which will tell you all you need to know about the city, local lifestyle and its unique culture. We will meet in front of the Frauenkirche, one of the most famous places in Munich. While going through the city center and getting to know more about the local culture, I will tell you insider stories about my city and Bavaria, while showing you all the beautiful spots and important sites. During our walk in the beautiful city of Munich, you will learn all about the local lifestyle and trends, and get an insight of the country's customs and traditions. This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit and learn how to make the most out of your stay in Munich.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.56
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$41.56

Private Munich Ghost Tour: Haunted City Exploration Game

Private Munich Ghost Tour: Haunted City Exploration Game

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Embark on a quest around Munich by solving clues that will take you to the most haunted places in the city, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own St. Peter's Church, Marienplatz, Hofgarten, and more. + Discover the most haunted streets, villas, and squares in the city + Find out the horror stories of the people who used to live there + Solve clues on your phone while you visit the haunted Munich Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Start and stop whenever you want. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour?
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.20
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$9.20
Price varies by group size
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Third Reich: Art, Artists and Ideology behind the scenes

Third Reich: Art, Artists and Ideology behind the scenes

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What was behind the 3rd. Reich? Why did the have so many prominent artists involved? The origins of Hitler are just some of my main topics in this city tour. I and my friends lead you through major places with World War II. Here some of the People who are part of our Tour: Leny Riefenstahl (Cineast) Heinrich Hoffmann (Fotograf) Alfred Rosenberg Mme Blavatsky and many other I and my friends speak German, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Even those, who weren't born here, live here many years and will bring the best for your visit. This tour can be adapted to your needs.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.16
Price varies by group size
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$53.16
Price varies by group size
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On the e-bike through the English Garden (3h)

On the e-bike through the English Garden (3h)

Your city guides bring you close to the English Garden: Bavarian rulers, famous landscape architects, but also industrial barons have left their mark here. In addition to the well-known sights of the English Garden, we also look at its hidden corners, from the history-steeped beginnings of the park to the weir on the Isar to agricultural use. We start at the MilchHäusl and visit the Hofgarten, the surfers on the Eisbachwelle and the beer garden at the Chinese Tower. We drive north across the idyllic Kleinhesseloher See through the diverse landscape shapes that characterize this park - after all, one of the oldest and largest in the world. Via the Maffeiwerk our path leads along the Isar to the orangery and the stone bench back to the bike rental.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.88
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$47.88

Beer Bike Brezn Tour

Beer Bike Brezn Tour

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Exploring Munich by rickshaw is unique! Go where bus and train are not allowed and enjoy the city from a different perspective. A nice and knowledgeable driver is your personal guide on this tour of the old town and the English Garden. You get interesting insights into our beautiful city with qualified historical explanations and nice anecdotes. The highlights of the city can be experienced in 4 hours and your feet will thank you too!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.89
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$171.89

Paul's Private Tour Munich Art and History

Paul's Private Tour Munich Art and History

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Writing novels inspires me through the fitting and exciting view of history. This is an outdoor tour. We are not going inside museums. Dukes, Generals and kings surround a career of fighting, weddings and the love to the arts. In this tour I bring the participants closer to the sponsors of art and culture in the country and give a first impression of contemporary art in the city of Munich. Reserve a seat for my popular Welcome Tour through Munich. Visit places like Viktualienmarkt hearing about our comediants, Isartorplatz, Red Riding Hood fountain, the royal residence. I tell exciting stories about Munich and its history and you get exclusive tips for your stay and shopping in Munich. The tour progress depends on the group and it is not a marathon. We walk comfortably through the planned course and no one will experience unanswered questions here.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$244.32
per group
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$244.32
per group
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Discover Munich’s Best Bars with a Local

Discover Munich’s Best Bars with a Local

This Expwerience is provided by a private local. Experience the best of Munich after sunset! Munich is a lively city with an eclectic entertainment and lifestyle scene. Trust a local to take you to the city's best nightlife spots by joining him on an authentic pub crawl. During this experience you will get to drink traditional Munich lagers and ales in some of Munich's best taverns, bars and pubs. One of the best ways to get a local taste of Munich! Please note that the drinks are not included in the price of this Experience, so make sure to have enough money with you and be aware that the legal drinking age in Germany is 18 years old.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.71
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$61.71

Paul's Private Tour: Third Gender in Bavaria

Paul's Private Tour: Third Gender in Bavaria

The third gender is not a theory and not a lifestyle. On the other side, religion and religious morality are theories, ideologies and yes, they are lifestyles. With this perspective, we walk through Munich and discuss LGBT-issues with society and also the Nazi-Era. It may be surprising that Islam already had homosexuals integrated into their history. The Catholics also have blessed knights and their fellows. So, what happened with society? "I would rather be a cold warrior than a warm brother," said Bavarian Prime Minister Franz Josef Strauß. Sad but true. Unfortunately, this says a lot about the history of the third gender in Bavaria. Prejudices came through belief, fear or politics and even with the difficult progress, we are far from the freedom that we enjoyed in our society 2000 years ago. In my tour of Munich, I talk about some issues related to the persecution and acceptance of homosexuals in Bavaria.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$244.32
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$244.32
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Classic Oktoberfest Bike Tour

Classic Oktoberfest Bike Tour

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOUR DOES NOT GO TO THE OKTOBERFEST GROUNDS AT ALL - IT IS AN OKTOBERFEST THEMED BIKE TOUR. Our Oktoberfest Classic Bike Tour includes 6 stops to the most emblematic buildings of the city of Munich. We'll tell you all about how he impacted our city at the magnificent Max Joseph Platz, talk about our first King, and how his son’s legacy includes the reason why you’re here: Oktoberfest. We'll then roll over to an interesting and history-heavy stop at the stunning Odeonsplatz. Your guide will tell you about Munich's role in WWII.. Up next is a ride through the majestic Hofgarten as we make our way to the enigmatic Staatskanzlerei. From there, our guides will take you to the gorgeous English Garden, home of the second largest beer garden in the world, The Chinese Tower. We will give you ample time to gorge yourself on the best cuisine Munich has to offer. After lunch, we will get you safely back to our shop and your guide will give you tips for after your tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.04
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$39.04

Photogenic Munich with a Local

Photogenic Munich with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private Local. Come with me to discover the city of Munich through your camera lens! Join me on this short city walk for this unique opportunity to get to know the city from an insider’s point of view and take stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from Viktualienmarkt to the Residenz. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Munich you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Munich and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.59
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$46.59

Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Get to know the history and culture of Germany and Munich, as it is a capital of Bavaria. See iconic highlights as St. Peter’s Church and Frauenkirche, but also discover hidden gems of the city with incredible stories! Highlights: • Explore the highlights of Munich during the tour led by a licensed guide • Learn the history of Munich and discover local heritage in famous the Residenz • Admire sights in Old Town as Marienplatz and see St. Peter’s Church and Frauenkirche • See amazing New Town Hall and beautifully decorated Asamkirche • Enjoy a private tour only with your family and friends Learn the facts and legends of fascinating Munich city on a private walking tour. From one hand it’s the city full of history, from the other very modern and lively. See the best selected highlights with great portion of knowledge from your local professional guide. Explore special Old Town tour route and become a Munich-expert in few hours!
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.63
Price varies by group size
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$153.63
Price varies by group size
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Munich: Residenz Palace Private Guided Tour

Munich: Residenz Palace Private Guided Tour

Explore fascinating and rich Residenz on a tour with a professional guide. Visit the museum and step inside the treasure to see astonishing collection of crystals and crowns. See the best highlights of the Munich Old Town as well! Highlights: • Go on a thrilling exploration of Residenz - the Top Attraction of Munich • Admire beautifully decorated interior of the Palace and its hidden rooms • Discover the treasury and see hidden crowns and jewels • See the best highlights: Marienplatz, Frauenkirche and Odeonsplatz • Enjoy your tour with a licenced guide speaking in a chosen language Visit the Residenz, step inside and admire stunning interior. You will be also able to see the hidden treasury of this place - its rich collection includes emalias, crystals, crowns and jewels. Discover more of Munich and enjoy walking tour around Old Town. The guide will tell you fascinating stories and make sure to deliver you unforgettable memories. Let us take you on an adventure!
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.86
Price varies by group size
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$183.86
Price varies by group size
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Scavenger hunt in Munich

Scavenger hunt in Munich

myCityHunt makes Munich your playing field! A myCityHunt scavenger hunt gives you the opportunity to explore Munich on your own - without any time pressure! Our tickets are valid for 6 months after purchase, so you can redeem them on any date. You are also completely flexible in terms of time - start when you want and take breaks as you wish. On your way through Munich, our varied tasks not only challenge your team spirit and your expert knowledge - they also always present you with new challenges that must be mastered together. If you manage to solve enough of our active, photo and multiple choice tasks, you can immortalize yourself in the online highscore. In addition, during your scavenger hunt you will learn a lot about Munich, its sights and much more! Information about other features, such as your personal picture gallery can be found on our website!
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  • 3 hours
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$15.95
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$15.95

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