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.
*Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
On this 3-hour* walking tour we cover:
- The Feldherrnhalle
- Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass)
- Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady)
- The National Theater & Opera House
- Marienplatz (Mary's Square)
- Origins of Oktoberfest
- Hitler´s Beer Hall Putsch
- The Hofbräuhaus
- Mary´s Column
- The Royal Residence
- Church of St. Peter
- The Glockenspiel
…and much more!