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Munich: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

1. 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

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: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

3. 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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Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

4. 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

5. 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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From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

6. From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

The first highlight of this tour is the visit to the Eagle's Nest, from where you will have a breath-taking view over the Alps. Afterwards you have the opportunity to eat lunch in the town of Berchtesgaden. Then, you will visit the salt mines in Berchtesgaden, where you will discover the miners life underground. Finally, you will visit the Kings Lake, which is embedded among the steep and imposing mountains. Treat yourself with a few Bavarian specialities in the romantic village of Berchtesgaden before you will return to Salzburg.  

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Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

7. Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

On this tour you can celebrate the Christmas season in the traditional German style by visiting some of the many Christmas markets in Munich as well as the city’s very own Christmas village. You will take a festive stroll through the colorful markets clustered around the historic Old Town, including the central market on Marienplatz, the Christmas village in the palace courtyard of the royal Rezidenz, the “Crib Market”, and the popular “Medieval Market” near Odeonsplatz. The tour will make regular stops at the various stalls and your guide will tell you all about the history of the markets, the meaning of the displays, and the Advent and Christmas rituals associated with them. You will also get to sample the traditional seasonal delicacy of Lebkuchen (gingerbread cake). You have the chance to see where many of the world’s most beloved seasonal traditions originated – the Christmas tree and the Advent calendar both originated in Germany. You will also get to experience the unique atmosphere of an authentic old Christkindlmarkt in a traditional setting, a favorite for many Germans.

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Munich: Springfest Glamping

8. Munich: Springfest Glamping

Springfest 2020 is often referred to as ‘Little Oktoberfest,’ and only tens of thousands of people attend but the deal is similar; beer halls, big steins of beer, and delicious Bavarian cuisine. Unlike Oktoberfest, it’s quieter, with far fewer tourists, so it’s in many respects a more authentic experience. On some days, the Springfest will be joined by a giant flea market, other days with fireworks displays and everyday with happy revellers, dance music, scrumptious local food and, of course, the best beer in the world. The campsite will also have the biggest party outside of the beer halls every day of the festival. Friendly faces from an internationally open-minded crowd will welcome you, with plenty of beer, funky tunes and a delicious BBQ in addition to being known as the funniest, wildest and most wonderful bunch of folk in the beer halls. And for an extra €10 per day, enjoy unlimited beer and sangria at the campsite. Sometimes camping can be a bit basic. Enter the festival glamping palaces, a sleeping arrangement that lives somewhere on the luxurious side of living outside, comfortable camping, terrific tents and snug sleeping arrangements. These glamping options won’t break the bank, and it definitely won’t alienate you from your fellow travelers, but it will make you just that little more comfortable, cozy and as such, better rested.

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Munich Professional Photo Shoot with Options

9. Munich Professional Photo Shoot with Options

Experience Munich like never before! On this photo shoot a local professional photographer will capture stunning images of you against some of the city’s most spectacular backdrops. You’ll find the photo-documentary approach to be unobtrusive and natural, and perfect for capturing special occasions or simply the everyday moments of your trip. Choose from 30-minute, 1-hour, and 2-hour options. Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods. The most popular itineraries include: Englischer Garten: One of the world's largest urban parks, and located in the heart of Munich, the Englischer Garten serves as the primary recreation spot for locals. Enjoy a bratwurst and a beer at the Biergarten at the foot of the Chinese Tower while listening to traditional German music played by men in lederhosen. At the Seehaus you can rent a paddle boat and take a spin around the lake on warmer days. Odeonsplatz: One of central Munich’s largest public squares, Odeonsplatz is notable for its distinct Italian-style architecture. This is a good starting point of discovering Munich on foot while your photographer snaps away. You are welcome to choose your own location so that your experience best suits your travelling style and personality, or pick one of the many popular itineraries at your disposal.

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Passau: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

10. Passau: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on this guided walking tour in Passau. Together with a professional local guide, see the most festively decorated places and learn local Christmas stories and legends. This special time of year brings magic into Passau. Visit the festive Christmas market in the middle of the famous Cathedral Square, get a chance to taste local holiday products, and much more. Prepare to be spellbound by the city’s charming Christmas atmosphere, something you can only experience this time of year.

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What people are saying about Bavaria

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 92 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.

Amazing tour. Covers all the major attractions near Salzburg. Our tour guide was Alenka and she was brilliant. So full of energy and provided us with a lot of information on the history of Salzburg and all the attractions covered. Highly recommend.

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

It was totally worth it. Great organization and amazing views!