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Night Watchman's Rounds Through Munich

1. Night Watchman's Rounds Through Munich

In the late hours of the evening, join the costumed night watchman on his rounds of Munich's old town. Immerse yourself in a lovely and mysterious long-forgotten world and experience the history of the city firsthand. The night watchman is much more than just a tour guide with a lantern in his hand. When the denizens of Munich sleep, the night watchman must maintain peace and order in the alleyways and darkened corners of the city. He knows all the winds of the maze of the city and is the trusted bearer of dark stories and clandestine societies. He disdains the modern era, chastises the guests when they don't know about the patron saints of the city, but is always happen to answer when someone asks, "Why does one need so many taps here in Munich?" His response: "For the beer!" The night watchman shepherds his flock at Marktplatz, yet he so scorns the lively nightlife gathering after 21:00 - law-abiding citizens are in bed by then! Head to St. Peter's Church and take a look at the tops of the towers - the night watchman will explain why they stand askew. On the south side, see the old churchyard and hear stories from the gravestones: funeral customs and epitaphs, decomposing corpses and missing church pews. At the tower of the Altes Rathaus on the historic "Salzstraße," the old Stadttor comes to life and complains of its rebuilding in the '70s. Here, he questions visitors' piety. Patron saints holy Onuphrius and Henry the Lion will protect the people from sudden death. Continue past the torture chamber and prison to the Alter Hof, built by Louis II. Learn why this ruler was regarded as so harsh, how the House of Wittelsbach came to Munich and from where the Zwingerstock's name came. Follow the city walls from the 12th century and head west from Wasserburg. At Gruftgasse, hear Alois tell the spooky story of Waller in Walchensee, of the young lady and her golden ring. And in the Schäfflergasse, learn why wine, rather than beer was the drink of choice in the Middle Ages. At the cathedral, set your sights higher to the symbols of the city, the two towers. Hear about the rich widow's epitaph and Fanny von Ickstatt's unlucky fall from the north tower of the Frauenkirche as the tour of the inner city draws to a close. Then continue to Promenadeplatz with the old "Salzstadel". Pass the Palais Porcia and Palais Holstein as the night watchman tells the story of the sovereign lord Karl Albrecht, who had the palaces built for his mistress. At the Salvatorkirche, learn about the enormous host desecration and about the love story of Henriette Adelaide, the consort of electoral prince Ferdinand Maria, at the "Theatinerkreuzgang." After 10 years, the long sought-after heir to the throne was born, at which point the Theatine Church was built. Finally, the night watchman lets his herd loose into the night to continue his rounds.

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Munich: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

2. Munich: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

Munich does not only offer vibrant life full of light and atmosphere, but also a different, darker side. On this city tour, you explore the uncanny places of the northern Old Town, between the posh Kreuzviertel district with its Promenade Square and the aristocratic Graggenau district with the world famous Wittelsbacher residence. The tour starts at the Frauenkirche, where you meet the devil himself right in the beginning. Learn how he, trying to impede the building of the cathedral, duped himself and left the infamous devil's footprint. But that's not all: Hear about a spooky encounter with a ghost wearing a pointed cap on the cemetery, a cold-hearted scrooge on the Promenade Square and the fat ghost of the gate Maxtor. Probably the most eerie spot of the tour is the tower Jungfernturm, where atrocious screams from those tortured to death were supposedly overheard. Look out for the spooky spots in the city center, meet devils, demons, heretics and the doomed and find places, at which horrifying crimes took place and where alleged witches sighed out their soul. Whether you are a long-established inhabitant of Munich or a newcomer, a tourist on a short visit or staying in the city for longer, young or old – this tour offers something to everyone. Because of the spooky contents, the tour is recommended for participants 12 years and up.

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Munich: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

3. Munich: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

Discover Munich by following clues and solving puzzles while exploring Marienplatz, Frauenkirche, and other haunted places. Using an interactive city exploration app on your phone, follow a step-by-step guide to the cursed buildings and monuments of Munich whilst listening to stories about these horrific locations. Solve each clue to unlock the next destination and wander around the city streets visiting some of the most iconic landmarks including Marienplatz, St. Peter’s Church, and more. As you explore, discover the hidden legends and haunted tales, and listen to spine-tingling stories from start to finish. This tour is designed for travelers looking to see the city of Munich from a different perspective, and have an experience unlike any other. Along the way, you’ll find locations that even the locals don’t know about, and see sights you might have otherwise missed on a traditional tour experience. Benefit from the freedom to complete the tour at your own pace, and pause the game at any time. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own voucher. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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Munich: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

4. Munich: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

Experience cemeteries and interrogations, silver pennies and executions as you step back to the Middle Ages. Meet Wolfram, your night watchman guide in the central square of Marienplatz. They'll be carrying a lantern, halberd and horn to help immerse you in the world of medieval Munich. Walk with your group to Munich's 12th century city wall, and learn about the executions and beheadings of the middle ages. Smell incense in the ancient remains of St. Peter's church, and learn about the punishments for bad bakers at Metzgerzeile. Witness the closing of the Talburg Gate and a fight with a halberd. Learn about the terrifying torture techniques used in medieval prisons. You'll also explore the city's castle and the Schwabinger Gate, as you discover the fascinating and gruesome history of middle age Munich.

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Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

5. Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

Your tour starts at Karlsplatz, directly under the arch of Karlsdorf. From there, let your guide lead you through the mysterious history of secret societies in Munich. While some secret societies are working to improve the world, others try to manipulate it with terrible plans, using their hidden influence on political and social events. Whether Knights Templar, Freemasons or Illuminati, all have left their mark on this city. Embark on a search for clues through the center of Munich and learn all about these strange groups. Your guide will point out to you things that passersby will miss, and help you decipher the symbols of these secret societies. Learn about the multiple societies that were founded in the Bavarian metropolis, many of whom are still surrounded by an aura of the mysterious, even though they no longer exist - at least officially. From the Old Academy to the Michael's Church, then to Frauenkirche and finally to Promenade square, see the parts of Munich most relevant to these groups. Get all your questions answered: were they really only radical Enlighteners, or are they dominating our world even today? What about the Order of the Golden Fleece, whose insignia we encounter everywhere in Munich? Who are the Guglmen, and much more.

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Munich: Ancient Legends and Myths Old Town Walking Tour

6. Munich: Ancient Legends and Myths Old Town Walking Tour

Uncover the folk customs, superstitions, tales and magic associated with Munich's Old Town on this walking tour. Find hidden alleys and places that only locals know with your local guide. Listen as your guide tells you the legends behind top attractions like the Alter Hof and the Frauenkirche. Meet your guide at the  Mariensäule column in Marienplatz, the elegant central square in Munich. Start your walking tour and listen as your guide tells you the history behind Alter Hof. Find out why this stately former imperial residence has the nickname Monkey Tower. Stroll to the famed Frauenkirche to see the black footprint in a gold tile. Hear the myth behind this mysterious footprint and learn why it called the devil's footprint. Let your guide reveal intricate history of the German middle ages as you walk through the old town. Have legends like the the poor gold smith and the beautiful tower explained by a local. Feel the thrill of finding places that are off the beaten track with our your local guide.

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Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

7. Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

Experience Rothenburg ob der Tauber by night while hearing about its medieval past. Learn from your night watchman guide the important duties of a watchman and the greatest dangers a medieval town can face. Wander through tranquil squares and deserted alleys on this private 1-hour tour. Meet your night watchman at the suggested meeting point or be picked up at your hotel or a restaurant of your choice in the Old Town. With a hat, coat, halberd, horn, and lantern, the night watchman will personally welcome you and your group. Join the night watchman on this one-hour evening tour through the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Enjoy the tranquility of the almost deserted alleys and the sights of the city in romantic lighting. Listen to the watchman's stories and about life when the Black Death threatened people, as well as torture and cruel punishments. Learn to understand why places of worship, monasteries, and city defense played such an important role and how the city developed. During your tour, you will see the mighty St. James Church as well as the town hall and part of the city walls. A special highlight of the evening is a view of one of the gateways with its high towers. Take the chance to ask your night watchman whatever curiosities you may still have and enjoy a photo session with the night watchman before they say goodbye to you.

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Munich: Mysterious Old Town Theatrical Tour

8. Munich: Mysterious Old Town Theatrical Tour

Try the perfect mix of classic city tour and a night out at the theatre with this walking tour of Munich. Meet mysterious figures and learn of the city's gripping stories and historical significance. Follow the actors through a chilling tale of conspiracy, secrets, and death. Take to the streets uner the motto Kini, Spuk, and Spitzl and meet the cursed souls and mysterious characters of Munich's Old Town. Find yourself under the towers of the Frauenkirche and learn of the conspiracy that leads only to one influential Illuminati. Learn of a cold-hearted curmudgeon and dive into the elusive monstic world of Munich. Encounter a woman, the Wittelsbach's messenger of death, and enjoy a fun and informative night in the city.

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Nuremberg: Medieval Ages Tour in Spanish

9. Nuremberg: Medieval Ages Tour in Spanish

Travel back in time to discover what everyday life was like in Nuremberg during the Middle Ages. During the tour you will learn about Nuremberg’s infamous witch trials, where hundreds of women were accused of witchcraft. Continue the journey through the dark remnants of this era with a visit to Trödelmarkt Island, where the city’s notorious executioner Franz Schmidt lived. Public executions and punishments were a daily occurrence during these times. As you walk through the city’s perfectly preserved cobblestones streets, your guide will share with you fantastical medieval tales of devils, knights on flying horses, and galactic aliens. This comprehensive city tour will allow a deep overview of the everyday life of citizens during the Middle Ages. Learn about their daily activities, their professions, and how medieval customs, which are still alive today, have shaped modern Nuremberg.

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Munich: 1.5-Hour Night Watchman Tour

10. Munich: 1.5-Hour Night Watchman Tour

Join this nocturnal tour and accompany a night watchman in historical gear. Starting from Marienplatz, this wonderful walking tour will take you through Munich by night. Listen to medieval stories and discover the illuminated sights of Munich's historic center. See the Frauenkirche cathedral and learn about the old cemeteries. Find out where the old town gates were located and what usually happened on the hours in the evenings. Learn how the night watchman protected Munich from riffraff and terrible fires. Next to their authentic utensils like the lantern, halberd, and bugle, the night watchman will show you real medieval coins and his wooden bill. If you want, you can accompany the night watchman to their nightcap.

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What people are saying about Bavaria

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Our guide gave us the very informative tour around the camp grounds and let us walk through the actual museum after with "free time" I was able to take in so much more this way and then experience the museum in my own time without being distracted.

Wonderful experience We had 3 small children in our group that we were worried they would last through the hour our guide was wonderful and engaged the children right off the bat! Fabulous everyone enjoyed the tour

Great evening discovering Rothenburg, we learned so much. Thank you

Funny anecdotes with lots of unexpected information! Super great!

It was a fun tour! Really informative and authentic!