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The 10 Best Munich Tours

1
Munich Old Town Tours

Walking tours are the best way to get to know Munich’s Old Town and seeing the sights through the eyes of your guide truly brings the city to life. You’ll visit the cathedral, the Frauenkirche, and the renowned Staatliches Hofbräuhaus (the Royal Brewery) during your foray into central Munich.

The Odeonsplatz is also on the cards, as well as the famous Viktualienmarkt where you can eye up local produce and enjoy a drink in a beer garden.

These Munich tours are ideal for your first day in Bavaria’s state capital, to help get your bearings and to tick off some of the major landmarks.

2
Third Reich & World War II Tours

History lovers and anyone curious about Germany’s past should sign up for a Third Reich and WWII excursion. Somber in places, with devastatingly insightful commentary from the guide, these tours examine the role Munich played during one of the world’s darkest periods.

Walk down infamous streets and see where Hitler’s Nazi movement first took hold during this intriguing Munich tour. You’ll also visit iconic locations like the Hofbräuhaus, where the Nazi Party began, and the Führerbau, where the Munich Agreement was signed.

During your trip you’ll learn how Munich recovered after the Allied bombings and discover the delights of Europe’s most famous beer hall.

3
Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip

Neuschwanstein Castle is the stuff of dreams. Perched on a rocky outcrop with sweeping countryside views, this fairy-tale fortress is fit for any modern-day prince or princess.

Built in the 19th century in a Romanesque Revival style, the proud palace was once home to King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Explore the lavish rooms and ostentatious halls, before taking a turn around the grounds which bask in the shadow of the Bavarian Alps.

Most tours also include a visit to Linderhof Palace, which is smaller but just as beautiful to behold. Here, it’s the park and gardens that will capture your imagination!

4
Dachau Concentration Camp Day Trip

These heart-wrenching Munich tours are a solemn yet insightful affair, casting light on Germany’s grim Nazi past. Dachau was the first concentration camp built by the Nazis in the Second World War and has remained one of the most notorious in history.

Today, you can pay your respects to the victims at the memorial and see the gas chambers, barracks, and crematorium with your own eyes. From your specialist guide, you’ll learn about the significance of the Dachau Concentration Camp and what life was like for the prisoners who were held here between 1933 and 1945.

5
Munich Free Walking Tours

Munich is a city best explored on foot, with free walking tours having taken the city by storm. They are a fun way to explore while enjoying Munich’s most important monuments and sights.

Expect to meander through iconic squares like Marienplatz, where some of the most beautiful buildings in the city will catch your eye. Some excursions swing by the Old Town, while others pop to the Allianz Arena Stadium or Munich Zoo.

The beauty of these Munich tours is that you just pay what you feel the experience was worth at the end of your excursion. It’s ideal if you want to keep costs down.

6
Munich Bike Excursions

Want to whizz around lots of sights, freewheel through plazas, and cycle along riverbanks without having to take days out of your schedule to do it? Bike tours in Munich are the way forward, literally!

Whether you want to pedal past landmarks or burn off a few calories before depositing yourself in a beer garden for the evening, Munich has it covered.

You’ll be cycling with a local guide in a small group to keep the experience intimate. Private bike tours are available too, for those who prefer to go at their own pace with a tailored itinerary.

7
Beer Tasting Tours

Munich is famous for a lot of things, but to many people, it’s the beer that draws them in. The food and beer culture in Bavaria is very much part of the city’s story and taking a beer tasting tour or a food-themed excursion speaks volumes about Munich society.

During these tours, you’ll glug amber nectar in legendary beer halls like Hofbräuhaus while learning about the secret brewing process that has been perfected over time. Traditional German food platters help soak it all up!

Serious beer drinkers and revelers love the annual Oktoberfest, which is held here in the beer capital of the world.

8
Allianz Arena Visit

A popular stop on many Munich tours is the Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern Munich. The stadium was constructed for the 2006 Soccer World Cup and is one of Europe’s most contemporary arenas with color-changing panels and a seating capacity for 70,000 spectators.

You’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities and trophy room, before finishing up at the Fan Club Shop for souvenirs. Some visits also take in the training ground of the FC Bayern team.

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or just plain curious, the sheer beauty and magnitude of the Allianz Arena can’t fail to impress.

9
Munich City Tours

For those who like to get down to the nitty-gritty of a city, guided Munich tours with an expert local are the answer. These city excursions cover different areas with different modes of transport, so there’s sure to be something here that tickles your fancy.

As well as walking excursions, there are segway tours and hop-on-hop-off bus rides for those who prefer to save their legs. Private Munich city tours and scavenger hunts add a unique element to the day, while other trips have a specific focus on something like history, street art, or food.

10
Romantic Road Day Trip from Munich

You’ve seen the colorful houses lining the streets of medieval villages splashed all over social media, now it’s time to experience them for real. On this epic day trip, you’ll drive along the picturesque Romantic Road from Munich, taking in the beautiful towns of Rothenburg and Harburg.

Famed for its museums – including one with a Christmas theme – and traditional residences, Rothenburg will surely drain your camera batteries! It’s one of the best-preserved towns in Bavaria and has been used as a filming location for the Harry Potter movies. Last but not least, a visit to Harburg Castle finishes the day on a high.

Planning your visit to Munich

About Munich

Home to ornate architecture and a whole host of museums, the world’s beer capital is about so much more than Oktoberfest! Munich is the capital of Bavaria in southern Germany. It’s a popular destination for a European city break, thanks to its walkability and colorful culture.

There’s a delightful blend of old and new, with markets and festivals held throughout the year bringing an energetic vibe. Sweeping crescents and bustling squares bring all the elements you’d expect on a medieval German city visit.

Access from the airport on the convenient S-Bahn line is a breeze, which makes visiting Munich easy, as well as thoroughly enjoyable.

Good to know before arriving

Munich tours are a great way to explore, but you’ll want to head out independently too. The best way to get around the city is on the U-Bahn (subway). There are no barriers but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s free – tickets can be purchased online or at the blue machines in the stations.

Bavaria has its own dialect, so don’t be surprised if you have trouble understanding it even if you speak German. It’s also a good idea to carry a bit of cash with you as some of the restaurants and beer gardens don’t take cards.

Places and experiences that cannot be missed

Museum buffs should head to the NS-Dokumentationszentrum München, which was once Hitler’s personal office and is now home to a permanent exhibition on the Nazis. 

For something more light-hearted, pop into the Oktoberfestmuseum and find out why beer runs through the city’s veins. There’s a Kartoffelmuseum (potato museum) too! Don’t miss the superb views from the top of the Olympic Tower, or to see Munich from a different perspective, take a boat tour.

Want a change of scenery? Day trips to Salzburg, Nuremberg, and the famous Eagle’s Nest are also up for grabs. Or visit in December when the famous Christmas markets add a little extra magic to this beautiful city.

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