15 Best Munich Tours

With nearly 1.5 million inhabitants, Munich is the third largest city in Germany, the most populous city in Bavaria, and the capital of the state of Bavaria.

Munich’s natural attractions include the River Isar flowing through the city centre and the nearby Bavarian Alps.

Like most cities in Germany, Munich combines elements of the old and new worlds, offering interested visitors a wealth of travel options to keep them entertained and engaged.

Here are 15 of the best tourist itineraries in Munich that top the itineraries of travelers from around the world.

1. 5 hours old town scavenger hunt

Marienplatz in Munich, Germany

For those looking for an exhilarating interactive experience rather than a boring and passive one, this scavenger hunt in the city’s old town might be one of them.

The tour takes place in a central location, after which sharp-minded participants will use their teamwork and problem-solving skills to answer riddles and gather clues that will lead them to the next attraction of the tour.

Stops include St. Michael’s Church, Marienplatz and the New Town Hall.

Hands-on tours like this are great options for newcomers and those traveling with young children who need exhilarating outdoor activities.

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2. 2 ½ hour Segway tour

Munich Segway

In recent years, the Segway has become popular as a safe and fun means of travel.

They are safe and easy to use, allowing riders to experience the great outdoors with little effort.

This 2 ½ hour tour of Munich includes a short training session for those who have never used a Segway. From there, guests will put on their helmets and hit the road to experience some of the city’s most important sights.

Highlights include Königsplatz, the Pinakothek Museum and parts of the Old Town and New Town.

Not suitable for children under 14.

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3. Munich City and Bayern Munich Football Stadium Tour

Bayern Munich Stadium

This four-hour combo tour departs mid-morning in central Munich and offers visitors of all interests the opportunity to visit some of the city’s premier historical, cultural and sporting attractions.

The tour begins with a bus tour where guests will learn about the city layout and main attractions from the guide.

Then it’s time to experience Munich’s rich football culture and visit the home of its most popular team with loyal fans all over the world.

The tour includes the stadium and exhibition section, but during games guests will be taken to the nearby Olympic Park.

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4. Mysterious Munich: Legends of the Old Town

Marianne Column in Munich

The Old Town of Munich is full of interesting stories, fascinating legends and many ancient mysteries that are still worthy of careful study in our time.

As the sun begins to fade, the darker corners of the city come to life. Experiencing them with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guide is definitely the way to go.

Apparently, monsters, creatures and mythological figures abound in Munich after dark, and while this tour is a little weird and eccentric, it’s always been a favorite for tourists from near and far.

In just 90 minutes, plan to visit the Old Courthouse, Marienplatz and the Church of Our Lady.

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5. 2-Hour Food Tour of Viktualienmarkt

Munich Food Market

For lovers of culture and food, the Viktualienmarkt in Munich is a must-see.

This is where the locals go to buy what they need to fill their stomachs every day.

This 2-hour guided tour covers everything from fun and delicious to fun and unforgettable.

Accompanied by a guide, guests will talk to shoppers and sellers, learn how to barter the German way, and taste everything from sausages and cheeses to pastries and pickles.

A traditional Bavarian breakfast is included in the tour price, so come on an empty stomach.

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6. The Third Reich Tour

Munich Old Town Hall

The seeds of the Third Reich were sown in Munich’s public spaces and beer halls long before the outbreak of hostilities in World War II.

Due to its ties to the Nazi Party, the Royal Brasserie is still considered one of the most famous beer halls in the world.

This three-hour guided walking tour examines key figures in the movement, historic sites in the city, and the conditions that ultimately led to the existence of one of the darkest ages in history.

Guests will also learn how the city was reduced to rubble during the war, and how it has undergone a stunning rebirth in the decades since.

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7. Munich’s beer halls and breweries

Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest

Beer and Munich are like beer and pretzels. Even for those with limited time, the city’s beer halls and breweries can be explored in just three hours.

Led by a knowledgeable local guide, your tour of the beer capital of the world starts with learning about the city’s history, before heading to its many historic beer houses.

If you’re lucky enough to visit during the Oktoberfest festivities, the city will be more vibrant than usual.

The tour also includes a stop at Munich’s oldest brewery, where you’ll sample a variety of beers and sample a range of traditional German food.

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8. Explore Munich 2-Hour Small-Group Walking Tour

Munich Cathedral

For those who prefer an intimate group tour rather than a large and impersonal tour, this 2-hour Munich city walking tour will be a great option.

Tours are usually limited to 15 people, but usually only 10 people. They may be personalized according to the interests of the participants.

Highlights include iconic sights such as Rathaus-Glockenspiel, the historic cathedral and beer hall, and the perpetual chaos of Marienplatz.

Along the way, guests will benefit from the insight of the guide’s insider and learn about things like annual festivals and cultural and sporting events that they might want to explore on their own during the trip.

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9. Iconic Wonder Tour

Marienplatz, Munich

According to legend, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Munich is the home of the Virgin of Healing.

People in pursuit of love, fame, and fortune often gather on the scene for esoteric ceremonies that are truly amazing to the uninitiated.

This 90-minute tour begins at 2:00 PM, where guests will meet their guide in the city’s Old Town.

Tour highlights include some of the city’s oldest churches and the stories of myths, mysteries and legends surrounding them.

Depending on your beliefs – or lack thereof – the tour can range from quirky and bizarre to poignant and unforgettable.

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10. 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Ticket

Hop On Hop Off Munich

Value-conscious travelers will be ecstatic as these 1- or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour tickets have three different options, a dozen stops, and very reasonable prices.

Tours take place on open-air double-decker buses, giving guests unrestricted access to the city’s most popular sights.

As with similar hop-on hop-off tours, this one allows participants to use their time wisely, seeing only what interests them and ignoring those that don’t.

Depending on the stops you explore and the package you choose, tours can last from a few hours to almost a full day.

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11. Day Trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles from Munich


Long ago, King Ludwig of Bavaria went on an unbridled building frenzy that included two of the region’s most impressive castles, according to historians.

Both Neuschwanstein and Linderhof are within a relatively easy drive from Munich and are easily accessible. This four-hour tour gives the historically minded visitor a chance to glimpse them in their glory.

At 10 ½ hours, it’s a long day, but the scenery, history, and overall experience make it a wise use of time.

Guests will get a glimpse into royal life, dine at the castle, and enjoy sightseeing and shopping before returning.

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12. Night Watch Torch Tour

Night Watch Torch Tour

Before the advent of electricity and other modern conveniences, night watchmen played many important roles as they roamed the streets of Munich after dark.

This two-hour night tour begins at 9:30, with many residents and tourists in safety in their beds.

Guests will follow the Night’s Watch on tour, as he has done for centuries.

He will delight the group with fascinating and grotesque tales of bygone times, lead them past historic landmarks, and describe medieval society, before transporting them safely back to the meeting point in central Munich.

This is a hike so dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes.

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13. Eagle’s Nest Tour in Munich

Eagle's Nest, Salzburg

In the late 1930s, as the winds of global war swept across Europe’s borders, Adolf Hitler began building a castle atop a hill that would serve as his palatial sanctuary for much of World War II.

One of the most iconic symbols of the Third Reich, the Eagle’s Nest sits in the Alps a few hours’ drive from Munich.

The road is one of the most scenic in the country. Led by their English-speaking guides, guests can tour the facility and gain a unique insight into the social and political conditions that existed in Germany at the time.

A trip to the Eagle’s Nest is often one of the most memorable activities of many travelers’ trips.

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14. The Original Pub Crawl in Munich

Original Pub Crawl in Munich

For young social travelers looking to make the most of their time in exotic cities in remote corners of the globe, pub crawls are the backbone of the vacation experience.

They’re also a great way to drink a lot, meet attractive singles from abroad, and rub shoulders with fun-loving locals.

After meeting their guide at a central location, pub crawl participants will head to four of Munich’s trendiest drinking venues, where they’ll enjoy great music, free drinks and plenty of alcohol-fueled camaraderie.

Tours include professional guides, singing, dancing and drinking games – and possibly a hangover the next morning.

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15. Haunted City Exploration Games and Tours

Church of Our Lady of Munich

On this short but exhilarating tour of discovery and activity, guests will use the app and their wits to explore the city and discover many of its most famous sights.

While the tour focuses on the allegedly haunted and creepy sights of Munich, participants will also see historical and cultural attractions while acclimating to the city’s geography.

Each solved clue and riddle reveals the key to the next attraction, and guests are free to complete the activity at their own pace.

This is a great option for those traveling with young people who need exercise and mental stimulation.

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