- Historic Center
- New Town Hall
- Frauenkirche (Munich’s Cathedral)
- Hofbrauhaus beer hall
- Opera House
- Royal Residence
- Local Bavarian restaurant
- English Garden & beer garden
- 7-hour private tour around the historic center and the grand Schönbrunn Palace
- Led by a local scholar of history
- Pre-purchased ticket for the train to Schönbrunn Palace and this venues entrance fee
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What happens if it's raining?
Our tours happen rain or shine. Our guides are great at adapting their route during changes of weather. Please bring an umbrella and appropriate clothing.
I would like to start at a different time. Is this possible?
This is a full-day tour so a change of time is possible but limited. Please request this at the time of your booking and we can attempt to adapt the itinerary.
What is included? Will there be any costs to cover on the day?
A local snack/refreshment is included. You will be expected to cover the cost of your lunch and any additional refreshments, all entrance fees are included in the price.
Where does the tour begin and end?
Your expert guide will meet you in front of the Augustiner Klosterwirt restaurant and brewery located at Augustinerstrasse 1. This meeting point is adjacent to the Frauenkirche cathedral. Generally, we will end in a beer garden at the English gardens.
Can I request a car service?
We find this tour best suited on foot as everything is within walking distance along pedestrian streets. If you require a car service for mobility reasons, please let us know in advance, and we can arrange it for you.
Is this tour appropriate for people with mobility issues?
Whilst this is an extensive walking tour through pedestrian streets, most venues are wheelchair accessible, although we may need to make modifications to the itinerary. Please let us know in booking notes if your mobility is something we need to accommodate and if there are specific rooms/artworks/sites you would wish to see.
Is this tour appropriate for kids?
We do not recommend it as it includes a visit to a beer garden.
Thomas studied history and political science in Munich, London and Berlin. He has worked as a journalist for German Newspapers Radio and Television. Thomas has travelled extensively in Europe, the US and Latin America. He has published three books on Latin America as well as TV travel documentaries on many countries.Thomas has lived in London the US and various Latin American countries. However, for most of his life he has lived in Schwabing in Munich.
Brendan manages the English language branch of one of Munich’s largest tour operators, and also has worked for many years as a guide for the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. He is experienced in introducing visitors to the full variety of Munich’s culture, lifestyle and history, but likes to specialise in two areas in particular: the art on display in our wonderful galleries; and the darker aspects of 20th century history in the city that was the birthplace of Nazism. His academic background is in literature and history – with a first class degree from Liverpool University, and a past life as a tutor in the Department of Literature at Edinburgh University.
Scott is American and is fluent in German, having studied in Kassel, Germany. His undergraduate work was in German Language studies and European History at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. After college he spent several years in the hospitality industry on Michigan's Mackinac Island, then went on to co-own a manufacturing business and teach German courses. Now a Diplom Bier Sommelier, he lives in Munich full time and is also a silent partner in a German-style microbrewery/restaurant near Grand Rapids, Michigan. His passion for the Bavarian culture and history has made him an authority on all things Bavarian!