I just wanted to say that Sonja, my tour guide, was absolutely incredible. She was so passionate about Munich and very inspiring. Her personal anecdotes made the tour lively and I learned a ton! I just wanted to say a huge thank you to her. Marisa, 2012
Join your guide on a famous FREE TOUR of Munich, see top landmarks and discover the stories behind great sights such as the Glockenspiel, the Hofbräuhaus, (the world’s most famous beer hall), the Frauenkirche. You’ll learn the real origins of Oktoberfest and the history of beer gardens, and also pick up some tips and tricks to use during your stay in Munich from one of the best tour guides in Europe on this energetic 3-hour tour of one of Germany and Bavaria’s greatest cities.
We begin the tour on Marienplatz (Mary’s square) and watch the most famous Glockenspiel in the world. We then head through the medieval heart of Munich admiring the simple beauty of the Frauenkirche whose twin towers dominate the city’s skyline before hearing tales of the Bavarian royal family, the turbulent 20th century and the early days of the Nazi Party. Of course no visit would be complete without discussing why beer matters so much to Bavarians and why it tastes so good – there’s even time to see the world’s most famous beer hall. You’ll discover a vibrant, historic city centre that combines modernity and proud traditions with one of the highest qualities of life in Europe.
The FREE TOUR starts everyday and in any kind of weather at the start location listed below, Marienplatz. For your convenience, we also offer a pick up service at Munich’s Central Train Station, Hauptbahnhof, to accompany you to the starting point. Be sure to look for the guides wearing red SANDEMANs NEW Europe T-shirts at the meeting point.
On this 3 hour tour we cover
- The Glockenspiel
- Hofbräuhaus (the world’s most famous beer hall)
- Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)
- Viktualienmarkt (famous outdoor market)
- Royal Residence
- New Town Hall
- Old Town Hall
- National Theater
- The Real Origins of Oktoberfest
- Church of St. Peter
- History of Beer Gardens
- The legend of the Devil’s footprint
- Memorial to the German Resistance
- The Feldhernhalle (Memorial to Bavarian Generals)
- St. Jakobsplatz
- Tips and tricks for staying in Munich