In March 1933, Heinrich Himmler ordered the construction of the one of Germany's first concentration camps in a small town near Munich; Dachau. The first 5,000 prisoners were political enemies of the Nazi regime. In the following years, other social, ethnic, and racial enemies were imprisoned as Dachau went on to become the only concentration camp to remain active during the entire Third Reich period (1933-1945). At the time of liberation, over 200,000 prisoners from more than 30 nations had been imprisoned there. During the 1960's, the Dachau memorial was founded to investigate their plight. On this 5-hour tour with memorial-accredited, native English speaking guides, you will explore what has become one of the most important centers of remembrance, contemplation, and learning in Germany today. This tour involves 35min S-Bahn journey (approx), and 5 minute bus ride, and is included in the tour ticket price. With the advise of Dachau Memorial Site, we do not recommend the tour for children under 13 years old. *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! Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more!
Nestled in the foot of the Alps, on the beautiful Salzach River, lies the picturesque city of Salzburg. As if designed specifically for picture postcard images, the entirety of this charming city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the home of stunning views, and quaint streets. It also enjoys the reputation of being the epitome of Austrian hospitality, is the birthplace of Mozart, the setting of The Sound of Music, and so much more. This full-day excursion begins with a two-hour train journey with fantastic views from Munich Hauptbahnhof. After we arrive in Salzburg, we’ll lead you on a 2.5-hour orientation walking tour of the old town center, taking in some of the most beautiful and historic sites the city has to offer. From there you’ll have time to explore the city on your own. Whether you choose to visit the Mozart museum, take in the Hohensalzburg Fortress, or try an authentic Sachertorte (delicious chocolate cake!), we’ll be waiting to bring you back to Munich, returning at approximately 7pm. Inclusions: Transportation fees
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!
Munich – often called the “Beer Capital of the World” is a city teeming with beer halls and beer gardens, where the amber liquid flows without end. Since 1516, Germans have been perfecting the art of making the world´s greatest beers, but it´s the laid-back attitude and popular tradition of beer–drinking that has travelers flocking to Munich. Home of the celebrated Weizenbier, Helles, Bock and Dunkles, it isn´t surprising that more beer is consumed in this region than anywhere else in Germany! Enjoy a 0.5L welcome beer and sample three of Munich’s finest beers in some of the city’s best beer gardens and beer halls. Surround yourself with new friends, some of the world’s best beers, bratwurst and other classic German cuisine. Come and find out why beer is one of the elements that makes Munich quintessential Bavarian and how it plays a significant role in history! Note: This tour includes three free sample beers (0,1l per sample); additional drinks and food are to be purchased separately. You must be 18+ to enjoy this tour so please bring valid Photo I.D. SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages. Large groups may, in some cases, be asked to leave a security deposit. Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more!
Towering over rocky crags at the foot of the German Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle has inspired awe and wonder ever since it opened to the public in 1886. This tour is a full-day, fairytale adventure that is not to be missed! A two-hour train journey through the majestic Bavarian countryside takes us to the idyllic setting of Neuschwanstein. You’ll take in the splendor of the village of Hohenschwangau and the neighboring castle of Neuschwanstein and discuss the famous Lohengrin legend while overlooking the Alpsee. A short climb up to the Marienbrücke reveals picture-perfect views of this 19th-century, neo-romantic masterpiece. From the courtyard you will hear the story of the budget-busting, problematic construction of Neuschwanstein Castle. Whether you choose to take the 35-minute tour inside the castle (an extra cost of €13) or decide to spend this time exploring the foothills of the Bavarian Alps while your guide describes the lavish castle interior, this tour will leave you wanting for nothing in the epic story of Neuschwanstein Castle and ‘Mad’ King Ludwig in all its magic, romance, and absurdity. At the end of the tour, we attempt to unravel the ambiguity of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who wished to ‘remain an eternal enigma’. Will you be the one to unlock the mystery surrounding his death - a mystery which persists to this day! Essential Information Remember to wear decent footwear for the uphill walks Entrance for a 35 minute tour inside the castle is an additional €13 Transportation is included in the ticket price This tour will return to Munich for 18:30 in Winter or 19:00 in Summer months Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more! 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!
Oktoberfest - the time when Munich comes alive with dirndls, lederhosen, and up to 7.5 million litres of beer. With Oktoberfest being a must-do on so many people’s travel lists, as well as a favourite with the locals, there are normally almost as many million fest-goers as there are litres of beer drunk. Negotiating the grounds can be tricky, and getting a table at one of the exclusive beer tents can be almost impossible. Join SANDEMANs NEW Munich for a guaranteed authentic Oktoberfest experience, with no stress and no fear of missing out. With a reserved table at the Löwenbräu tent, you’re assured a place on site, while your guide explains why the Bavarians celebrate Oktoberfest, gives you a rundown of the different tents at the fest, and a history of the tent you’re in. Including your welcome beer, your ticket price offers a total of two litres of beer, and even half a chicken to keep you going. Get lost in the celebrations with this exclusive offer from SANDEMANs NEW Munich. Discover how in 2014, waiter Oliver Stuempfel broke a world record by carrying 27 full beer mugs and how the Oktoberfest lost and found sees up to 4,000 items per year, including sworn affidavits, dentures and the enigmatic wheelchair which is seemingly discovered each year! Reservations are strictly limited and this tour will sell fast, so make sure you don’t miss out!* *Tickets are nonrefundable
Hitler called Munich ‘Die Hauptstadt der Bewegung’ (the Capital of the Movement); the city and its surrounds were central to the rise to power of the Nazi leader. On this three-hour walking tour, we examine the infamous streets where some of the darkest stories of human history took root and grew into Hitler’s dictatorship. We ask how a nation of people known for their level-headed thinking allowed what is perhaps the greatest tragedy of the 20th Century to happen and how the world lay sleeping while the Nazis built their war machine and solidified power. Munich emerged from almost complete destruction during the Allied WWII bombings and was restored to its former glory. But the scars still remain. During the tour, our expert guides reveal the traces of the past and the irrevocable footprints of Nazi rule still visible today and finally answer the question: could it happen again? *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! Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more!