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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: Haunted City Exploration Game and Tour

2. 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: 3-Hour Culinary Nightwatch Tour

3. Munich: 3-Hour Culinary Nightwatch Tour

Enjoy an evening tour through Munich’s old town with a night watchman dressed in a historical costume as your guide. Travel through a long-forgotten world brimming with life and adventure as you experience the city's history first hand. The night watchman will meet you at Marktplatz. Shortly afterwards you’ll visit a quaint Munich tavern, where you can enjoy a hearty drink with meat and bread to gather strength for the tour. You’ll then explore the city, making sure to keep the alleys free from dishonorable folk. Along the way the night watchman will recall interesting stories from previous centuries. See St. Peter’s Church and hear stories about the cemetery including funerary customs, epitaphs, foul-smelling corpses, and missing church pews. Visit the Old Town Hall on the historic street Salzstraße and learn about the old city gate and the reconstruction of the spire in the 1970s. Passing by a torture chamber and prison, you’ll reach the Old Court. Following along the trail where the original city wall from the 12th century once stood, you will leave the moated castle and head west. Hear gruesome tales on Gruftgasse and explore Schäfflergasse, where you’ll find out that in medieval Munich, wine was the drink of choice, not beer. You can then admire the two towers of the Frauenkirche, one of the landmarks of the city. You’ll also pass by Promenadeplatz, Palais Portia, and Palais Holnstein along the way. Hear about the shocking host desecration at Salvatorkirche, while at the Theatine Church you will learn about the life of Henriette Adelaide, whose son made sure that the Theatine cloister was built. Finally you’ll return to the tavern and can end the evening in style with a hearty dessert and a nice drink.

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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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Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

5. 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

6. 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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Munich's Original Pub Crawl

7. Munich's Original Pub Crawl

After meeting in the city center, spend some time getting to know the other tourists, backpackers, couch surfers, and locals in your group. Enjoy a welcome beer, then follow your guide on a tour of some of Munich's coolest spots. Crawl through 3 of the city's hippest and trendiest locations in Munich's city center. Take advantage of free entry, free shots, and great vibes. Let your bar guide inform you of party insider tips, and dance the night away in the club where the tour ends.

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Munich: 1.5-Hour Night Watchman Tour

8. 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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Munich: 3.5-Hour Night Bike Tour

9. Munich: 3.5-Hour Night Bike Tour

Enjoy amazing views, an easy and relaxing bike ride, and the opportunity to kick back like the locals with a pint of beer on this night tour. Your bike tour begins in the center of town on a comfortable city bike. Ride on bike lanes and small arcades that are off-limits to cyclists during the day to make your way out of the center of the city and into the neighborhoods where the locals gather. Just before sunset, arrive along the river where you can take in the evening atmosphere of people enjoying themselves on its many small beaches. Cross the Isar and make your way to the eastern side of the city. Find yourself on a hill with beautiful views and stop for a pint. Have the chance to try some local German specialties like pretzels, brats, and Bavarian delicacies. After enjoying the vantage point, make your way back into the heart of town, stopping to learn about a few of the famous sights along the way. Ride through Gärtnerplatz, the Lehel Neighborhood with its authentic Bavarian shops, see the former Luftwaffe headquarters, and enjoy a lovely view of St. Michael's Church.

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Nürnberg: Private Pub Crawl Tour

10. Nürnberg: Private Pub Crawl Tour

Embark on a pub crawl in amazing Nürnberg and enjoy a private tour of 3 the city's hippest hotspots. Take a free shot at each bar you visit. Meet your guide at the meeting point and start the tour with a welcome shot. Avoid line-ups with priority entry to each pub. Experience an unforgettable night out on the town in Nürnberg.

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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!