Tue, 9 Feb
This tour with a private vehicle visits all the essential highlights in Munich’s city centre.
The 2-hour option is a private panoramic tour of Munich, done mostly by car, with short photo stop opportunities. The 4-hour option will include a walk of the city centre, and a panoramic drive of the sights outside of the pedestrian areas. The full-day, all-encompassing 6-hour option includes a private walking tour through the centre of Munich, as well as a drive to all of its sights outside of the centre such as the Olympic Stadium, BMW Museum and World, Nymphenburg Palace, and many more.
You will be met at your hotel or a prearranged meeting point by your guide and driver, and then head first to Odeonsplatz to marvel at the stunning architecture of the Odeon, the Feldherrnhalle, and the Theatinerkirche, and see where Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 collapsed in a hail of Bavarian police gunfire. Continuing on foot, our next stop is the iconic domed Frauenkirche – the central cathedral for the state of Bavaria and one of Munich’s foremost architectural symbols.
Next, you will delve into the very heart of the city at Marienplatz, Munich’s central square, to see the richly decorated New Town Hall and watch the 43 bells of its historic clock chime the hour. Time will also be taken to visit St. Peter’s Church, the oldest parish church in the city, before heading to enjoy a little beer history at the world’s most famous beer hall, the Hofbräuhaus.
Next, we continue on foot through the Alter Hof, the former residence of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV, towards the grandiose Residenz – the former centre of the Wittelsbach monarchy of Bavaria and the largest city palace in Germany. Back in the vehicle, you will then strike further afield to visit other essential sites outside the immediate city centre.
First up is Königsplatz, the broad neoclassical square that became the heart of Nazi Munich, playing host to the regime’s mass rallies in the city and set just a stone’s throw away from the Brown House, the Nazi party’s national headquarters in Germany. Driving via the English Garden, one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in the world, we head next to the Siegestor - the ‘Victory Gate’. Initially completed in the mid-19th century and dedicated to the Bavarian army, the former triumphal arch, damaged heavily during Allied bombing raids in WWII, now stands as a monument to peace and the consequences of German militarism.
We then round out the tour by visiting the international headquarters of BMW and, time permitting, an exploration of Munich’s Olympiapark – the sports and leisure complex constructed for the 1972 games.
At the end of the tour, your guide will accompany you back to your hotel or another drop-off point of your choosing.
You will be picked up directly from your hotel or a prearranged meeting point.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or, if you wish to remain in the city, your guide can give you recommendations for further exploration.
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