Hofgarten, Munich

Hofgarten, Munich: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich: Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

1. Munich: Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

Take a 2-hour walking tour of Munich to discover one of the darkest moments in the city’s history, learning of the birth of Nazism, the rise of Hitler, and the infamous Third Reich. In 1919, Germany was emerging from World War I as a defeated and humiliated nation, with Munich in the grips of hyperinflation and Bavaria dominated by revolution and assassination. Out of this fertile soil of chaos rose the Nazi movement, and one of history’s most powerful dictators, Adolf Hitler. Follow the inception of Nazism, from the first mass meeting at the Hofbräuhaus to the failed attempt to seize power at the Feldherrnhalle. You will go to the site of party rallies at Königsplatz, and stop in the Hofgarten to talk about The White Rose Resistance Movement. The tour covers all the important facts and sites that played a role in the origin of this dark chapter, which ended with the beautiful city of Munich in ruins and the second world war cutting deep wounds across Deutschland.

Munich Highlights by Segway 3-Hour Tour

2. Munich Highlights by Segway 3-Hour Tour

Glide through the streets of Munich on this Segway tour. Learn how to manage a Segway and visit all the major city attractions, including the Maximilianeum and the Theatine Church. After getting the hang of riding a Segway, start your tour at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. Then, head towards the English Garden and along the Isar River to the Angel of Peace. Continue to the Maximilianeum, the seat of the Bavarian Parliament. This building was constructed between 1857 and 1874 by the architect Friedrich Bürklein and fits in with the surroundings by the Isar River. Up the river, see Museum Island with the Deutsches Museum and the parish church of St. Maximilian on the west bank of the Isar River. Head along Maximilianstraße past the Residenz Theatre at Odeonsplatz and admire the Feldherrnhalle and the Theatine Church.  Glide past the Munich Residenz together with the Hofgarten as well as the Bavarian State Chancellery towards the Eisbach. From there, swing around the Siegestor back to the starting point.

Munich 2.5-Hour Segway Tour with Professional Guide

3. Munich 2.5-Hour Segway Tour with Professional Guide

A 30-minute training session takes place before you set off on the tour. Make the most of this 2.5-hour Segway tour of Munich to relax after an eventful day in the city or at work. Enjoy the fun experience of riding a Segway and discover Munich’s most beautiful places from a new perspective. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. After a short introduction, you will set off on the tour of the city. The tour takes you past Königsplatz, the Pinakothek Museums, Odeonsplatz, and the old town. Your guide will introduce you to the most interesting sights in Munich and even true Munich experts will learn a lot.

Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

4. Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

All beginnings are difficult – not on a Segway! Before you start your tour of Munich, you'll learn how to ride the Segway and realize that it's actually very easy. Experience shows that every customer gets to grips with riding a Segway within minutes. After the initial training you can get on your way and start your tour of the city. The tour starts at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there you will head towards Isator. Ride through Tal towards Viktualienmarket and Marienplatz. See Königsplatz and admire its Neo-Classical buildings. Marvel at the impressive Neo-Gothic New Town Hall. See highlights of Munich's oldtown such as Feldherrnhalle and the Theatine Church. End your tour back at the starting point.

Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

5. Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

Enjoy a fun and unique tour experience as you explore Munich in a Pedicab. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Visit the top highlights of Munich's old town and enjoy the beauty of the English Garden. See the Marienplatz and the New Town Hall and admire its neo-Gothic style. Discover the first castle in Munich, the Alter Hof, and head to the colorful Viktualienmarket. Stop by the old Munich city wall and gates, the world famous Hofbräuhaus, and the Hard-Rock Café. Learn about the Opernplatz with the National Theater and Maximiliansstrasse, and admire the beautiful inner courtyards of the Wittelsbacher Residenz. Ride through the baroque courtyard garden of the Residenz with the Hofgarten temple and Bavarian State Chancellery, before you enter the beautiful English Garden with a visit of the Japanese tea house, the Monopteros, and the Chinese tower.

Munich: Residenz Palace, Museum and Treasury Private Tour

6. Munich: Residenz Palace, Museum and Treasury Private Tour

Join this exclusive tour to explore the nooks and crannies of the Residenz, the largest palace complex in Germany, with a Licensed Guide. Step inside to admire the stunning interiors and learn about its former inhabitants. Visit the Residenz Museum, Treasury and Cuvilliés Theater and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town. Choose a basic 2-hour option to see the highlights of the Residenz: the Palace, Museum, and Treasury. Follow in the footsteps of Bavarian kings, dukes, and electors who served in this royal residence from 1508 to 1918. Take a journey through the periods of Renaissance, to early Baroque, to Rococo, to Neoclassicism. Admire the lavish rooms and art collections that provide the distinguished taste and political ambition of the Wittelsbach dynasty. As a museum, the Residenz explores the ages of humanism, Counter-Reformation, the Enlightenment, the divine right of kings and constitutional monarchy. In the Treasury, you will find a remarkable collection of crown jewels, royal insignia, goldsmith's works, swords, goblets, and other expensive items. The 3-hour option includes a private car transfer between your accommodation in Munich and the Residenz. This solution is perfect when you don't want to walk too far or use public transport. After the tour, you will be driven back to the address provided when booking. Opt for the extended 3.5-hour to visit the Residenz and the Cuvilliés Theatre. Admire the opulence of the auditorium that Elector Maximilian Joseph III built as his new opera house. Hear about the lavish opera productions and the first performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo that premiered here. Explore also Hofgarten, the formal court gardens of the royal residence. See the Bavarian Government, Marstall Theater, and the Grand State Opera. The 5-hour tour also includes a walking tour of Munich’s Old Town. Take a stroll from the Residenz to Odeonsplatz to see the Feldherrnhalle monument and Theatine Church, and hear about the infamous Beer Hall Putsch that took place here. Step inside the proud Frauenkirche (Munich Cathedral) and hear the legend of its Devil's footprint. Follow your private guide to the city-center square Marienplatz to admire the magnificent New Town Hall as well as the Old Town Hall, Fish’s Fountain, and St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city.

Munich: 3-Hour Private Segway Tour

7. Munich: 3-Hour Private Segway Tour

Create your ideal segway tour of Munich with this customizable private tour. Either choose one of your guide's recommended routes or select which sites you want to see based on your preferences and interests. Start your tour with a demonstration of how to ride the segway, then you'll be on your way. The tour begins at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there, head towards the picturesque English Garden and along the Isar River to the Angel of Peace. Continue on to the Maximilianeum, the seat of the Bavarian Parliament. Further up the river, see Museum Island with the Deutsches Museum and the Parish Church of St. Maximilian on the west bank of the Isar River. Later, head along Maximilianstraße past the Residenz Theatre at Odeonsplatz. There, admire the Feldherrnhalle and the Theatine Church. Pass by the Munich Residence, the Hofgarten, and the Bavarian State Chancellery as you make your way towards the Eisbach, a scenic river located in the heart of the city. From there, make your way through the Siegestor back to the starting point.

Munich: The Inception of the Nazi Movement City Game

8. Munich: The Inception of the Nazi Movement City Game

Explore the history of WWII in Munich on a self-guided exploration game via an app on your smartphone. Solve puzzles to unlock clues that will lead you to your next location, passing by famous sights along the way. Engage in an interactive game with your loved ones as you learn about history. Start your exploration adventure at Königsplatz and make your way around the city. See and learn about iconic WWII sights as you make your way to the final location of the game: the Old Town Hall. Solve challenges, watch the story unfold on your app, and follow the exact directions on your phone that will guide you to the next location. Best of all, explore at your own pace, pausing the game for a coffee or a meal and resuming it anytime from the location where you paused it.

Munich: Alternative City Walking Tour

9. Munich: Alternative City Walking Tour

Discover an alternative side to Munich on a guided city tour, surprises, and wacky surprises at every turn. Visit some famous and lesser-known landmarks such as the Julia Statue, Marienplatz, Stehausschank, Michael Jackson's Statue, and the Residenz in the Hofgarten. Start at Isartor where your guides will share the first of many surprising stories of Munich. Some are true, and some are false. If you can guess the most correct stories, you will receive a special prize. After that, you will learn about local beer culture and Oktoberfest. Visit the Hofbräuhaus and hear some of the lesser-known tales of this iconic tavern. Hear more anecdotes about the Julia Statue, Marienplatz, Michael Jackson's Statue, and the Hofgarten. The tour will also include a stop for a quick drink, before finishing up near Odeonsplatz.

Munich: The Beginning of Art and Culture Walking Tour

10. Munich: The Beginning of Art and Culture Walking Tour

Discover Munich's art and culture scene with a guided walking tour of the Old Town. Get up close and personal with the origins of contemporary art in the city, while viewing beautiful and iconic places such as the Theatinerkirche, Asam Church, the Royal Residence, and Hofgarten. Find out all about the first impressions of contemporary art in the city of Munich. Meet your guide in Old Town and enjoy a leisurely stroll. Ask any questions and have interesting discussions while viewing iconic places. As you walk, hear exciting stories about Munich and its history, get exclusive tips about what to do in the city, and sink deeper into the origins of art. Witness the development of the city through its architecture and artistic expressions. Enjoy many stops for unforgettable photos, and begin to understand how the city was reconstructed from the rubble of WWII.

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What people are saying about Hofgarten, Munich

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,922 reviews

Very informative activity which allowed us understand what happened in that place, with details that we would never be aware of walking alone.

Brilliant tour, our guide was excellent and spent a lot of extra time clarifying things and sharing his knowledge of his hometown!

Very informative. Learnt a lot about pre-WW2 history that I didn’t know before! Tour guide was engaging. Definitely worth it!

A very good guide who actually lived in Munich directly after WW2 so really new her stuff and was engaging.

Fantastic! Great guide and very interesting and educational