An Orientation to Munich's History & Culture
Need an overview of everything that Munich has to offer? This quick walking tour is just the thing. We'll cover the main sites in Munich's old Town and give you a brief introduction to the history of the city and the Bavarian culture. We'll cover lots of history, and discuss art, architecture, current events in Munich, shopping ideas, as well as Bavarian food and beer. If you need help understanding the transportation system or tips about other things to discover in Munich, I'll happily cover that as well.
Staring at your hotel in the morning, we will make our way to Munich's old town. On the way, you'll hear plenty about the founding of Munich, its experience during wartime, and what it is like to live here now. We will visit Marienplatz, the main square, and see the town hall, the old residence of the royal family, the Hofbräuhaus, the open air Viktualienmarkt, and several churches. If desired, we can also try to cover the English Garden or Königsplatz. Our route will change according to your interests, the weather, and any special events that may be happening in the city.
If you are having a good time and want to extend your tour, I can often accommodate you and the charge is 45 Euro per extra hour. If the weather is good, why not take in some more of the sites and enjoy a great Bavarian restaurant or beer garden?
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any downtown Munich hotel or at Munich's main square, Marienplatz
End location: Anywhere in downtown Munich, or back at our starting point.
Duration: 3 hours
Walking Tour and use of Munich's public transportation system.
Pick-up at any downtown hotel, full attention of your very own historian and BierSommelier, and a subway pass for 1-5 people which you get to keep for the remainder of the day.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - Water, snacks, beer, etc.
Food and drinks.
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Scott was an excellent guide. He is fluent in German and English. Our Munich day tour was excellent. It was a great mix of history, architecture and education about German beer.