The Magic of Munich


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes. I am happy to accommodate children and have handled many youth tours.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 9



German (fluent), English (fluent)

Classic tour of Munich

Munich's history is combined with an exploration of its culture. Not just a dry history tour, I weave in many stops to enjoy many Bavarian delicacies and, of course, beer.
Founded in 1158, Munich has a rich history from the "First Reich, Second Reich" and was the birthplace of the infamous "Third Reich. " Our walk through Munich's old town covers all these periods - medieval architecture, historical anecdotes and insights into the culture. Although each walk is different and customized to your interests, we typically begin in the heart of Munich at Marienplatz. After the hearing the chiming of the Glockenspiel, we set off to explore the city - the Neues and Altes Rathaus (City Hall), the Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Lady), and Munich's open air market - Viktualienmarkt. We also walk part of route that Hitler's failed Putsch attempt of 1923. We'll also see where he attended his first meeting of the DAP (German Worker's Party - later the NSDAP) and visit where he gave his first major public speech


Meet at the Hotel or place of your choosing and go directly to Marienplatz. As the heart of the old town, this is the perfect place to introduce you to the city and its history. After listening to the Glockenspiel, we'll explore the medieval side of Munich's history and can visit several churches and the town hall. We spend ample time in Munich's open air market, the Viktualienmarkt. This is where the city comes alive and we will enjoy from a local's point of view. We can stop from a quick lunch in the market or sit down in one of Munich's historical pubs. In the afternoon, we dive into Munich's WWII history. This is where Hitler's NSDAP got started and we visit several sight not found in the guidebooks! In the late afternoon or early evening, we stroll into the Englisher Garten and see where the locals like to spend their free time.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at any Munich hotel in the "innenraum" area. Alternatively, we can meet at Marienplatz or the main train station.

End location: The tour will end in Munich's old town.

Duration: 8 hours


Since most of Munich's old town is car-free, we use the excellent public transportation system if we need a break from walking. If you have any concerns about walking, just let me know.

What’s Included

Munich Innenraum day pass for the subway, tram, and bus system.
Fully guided tour, with historian and Bier Sommelier.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euro - We will make several stops for food and drink and this is on a "pay as you go" basis and completely discretionary.

What’s Extra

Food and Drink. Optional Museum admissions, depending on your interest.

A Recent Review of this tour

Scott was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and helpful. When he found out we both had colds he gave us some DayQuil to help us!! After the tour he took us to Hofbrau Haus and two other local places to sample the beer and food. Then he took us on the Subway and dropped us off at our hotel. It was by far our best tour experience!!
Frederick Knauf

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