Marienplatz

Marienplatz: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

1. Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Munich and learn about the city with an onboard audio guide. Admire city highlights, including the fourth-largest chimes in the world, the full-body relic of the Holy Munditia, and the historic Old Town. Choose from three different routes to suit your preferences and interests. On sunny days, benefit from an open-top upper deck and feel the sunshine on your face. Hop on and off as you please, or stay on board for fascinating explanations from your audio guide, offered in ten different languages. Choose from three routes: the City Tour, the Nymphenburg Olympic Park tour, and the Schwabing tour, with each route taking one hour. Pass important sights, such as Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, the English Garden, the historic Old Town, Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz, and more.

Munich: Viktualienmarkt Gourmet Food Tour

2. Munich: Viktualienmarkt Gourmet Food Tour

From Weißwurst (traditional Bavarian white sausage) to pretzels, from beer to cheese – the possibilities for eating and drinking at the Viktualienmarkt seem virtually endless. On this tour of the Viktualienmarkt in Munich, open up your senses with tasty delicacies and fascinating stories. This gourmet tour begins at Marienplatz. From here you’ll go directly to the Viktualienmarkt, where you’ll stop at several stands to sample the many delicacies and discover stories about the food and the market traders. Find various types of sausages, cheese, bread, and exotic fruit, and you’ll finish off the tour with some pickled Bavarian delicacies.

From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

3. From Munich: Dachau Memorial Site Full-Day Tour

Learn the history of Dachau Concentration Camp on a guided tour from Munich. Learn about its significance as the first permanent concentration camp of the Nazi regime, which lasted for the full 12 years of its rule. Meet your guide in Munich and travel by public transportation to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. During the tour, your guide will provide detailed commentary on all aspects of camp life and death for the prisoners that passed through the gates from 1933 to 1945. Find out why the camp was opened and the first prisoners to arrive. Learn about the 3 phases of the Camp, plus its evolution and development. Hear about the daily operations of the camp from registration to new prisoners to their trials in torture and punishment. See important sites such as the S.S. Training Facility - also known as the School of Terror, Jourhaus, the entrance building, and gateway into the camp, with its infamous Arbeit Macht Frei sign, Appellplatz, the Bunker, Barrack X, and more. After your tour the guide will return with your group to the Marienplatz meeting point, arriving in the late afternoon.

Munich: Night Watchman Torch Tour in German

4. Munich: Night Watchman Torch Tour in German

Meet your night watchman guide in Marienplatz, then travel back in time where your adventure begins. Follow your guide through the dark alleys of Munich, and listen to the tales of the ghosts and ghouls that still haunt these streets. Learn how during the Middle Ages, it was the night watchman’s duty to maintain order and peace in the city, as well as to protect the citizens from thieves, murderers, and enemies. Hear how each night he would close the city gates and call the striking of the hour. During the walking tour, the night watchman will guide you to some of the most prominent historical locations and buildings in the city. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a new perspective of Munich, and a few tales to take home.

Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

5. Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German

Discover the sights of central Munich on an informative guided city walk. See Marienplatz, the Frauenkirche and the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus brewery. Visit the cathedral and Theatine Church. Get a glimpse of the endless shopping opportunities by popping into the Fünf Höfe shopping mall. Pass the Dallmayr store and Schuhbeck's restaurant and stroll across Odeonsplatz. Finally, visit the famous Viktualienmarkt. Enjoy the special atmosphere in one of the typical beer gardens or stroll through the stalls selling flowers, cheese, spices, and other produce. Listen to interesting stories and anecdotes told by your guide, and learn more about the state capital of Bavaria and its citizens.

Munich: Third Reich & WWII Tour Walking Tour

6. 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: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

7. Munich: Exciting Night Watchman Walking Tour for Children

Embark on a family-friendly night walking tour in Munich with a guide dressed as a night watchman with a halberd ax. Be transported back in time to the middle ages as you listen to chilling stories from the watchman. Be greeted by your night watchman guide in his historical attire in Marienplatz. Hear your guide explain the duties of night watchmen. Discover medieval stories as you accompany him through the streets and alleys of Munich's old town. Walk along the old city wall and close the city gates together so that nobody can enter the city at night. Find out how the night watchman protects Munich from rabble and devastating fires. Watch as he blows his call horn to signal a fire. End your tour in Marienplatz.

Classic 4-Hour Bike Tour of Munich

8. Classic 4-Hour Bike Tour of Munich

Get to know Munich on a bike with a 4-hour guided tour. Meet at Marienplatz 15 next to the Spielzeugmuseum. Here, you will be introduced to your guide and other group members, get acquainted, and hear you about the amazing history of Munich and the buildings closest to that part of the Old Town. After about 15 minutes, walk up the street to a garage location to get your bike. Once you are ready to roll, head out on the city, stopping at the iconic old town, discovering the English Garden, watching the Isar River surfers, and much more. About 2 hours into the tour, stop for a break in Munich's most popular beer garden. Here you will have a chance to eat, drink, and socialize for about an hour before carrying on with the rest of the tour.

Munich's Beer Halls and Breweries: 3-Hour Guided Tour

9. Munich's Beer Halls and Breweries: 3-Hour Guided Tour

Find out why Munich is known as the beer capital of the world on this guided walking tour of the city’s beer halls and breweries. Quench your thirst for beer and your thirst for knowledge of Munich’s brew-making history, even if you can't tell a pilsner from a lager, Meet your guide in Marienplatz, in the heart of Munich's Old Town. Head to several traditional beer halls that are popular with Munich's residents. Learn the secrets of making Weissbier, Munich’s traditional beer which is specially brewed in Munich’s oldest commercial brewery.  Get to sample traditional German dishes at t his brewery. Finally, toast to your newly-acquired knowledge with a liter of beer at Hofbräuhaus, one of the city’s most popular beer halls. Sip on two complimentary beers (0.5 liters each) during your tour. 

Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

10. Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the freedom to explore Munich your way with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour that brings you right outside important landmarks. Take in the view from the top deck and travel from Munich Central Station to Au-Haidhausen on the 1-hour Panoramic City Tour. Need more time? Get the 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tickets. 1-Hour Panoramic City Tour:Jump on the Red Line for a 1-hour tour that's perfect for short trips. Start at Munich Central Station and admire picturesque views of the Frauenkirche and the New Town Hall near Marienplatz as you ride through the city. Listen to pre-recorded commentary available in 8 languages before arriving in the charming Bavarian village of Au-Haidhausen. Hop off the bus to explore this trendy area with old-school pubs. 24-Hour and 48-Hour Tickets:Gain access to two additional routes with the 24-hour and 48-hour Hop-on Hop-off tickets. Experience the Blue and Purple Line as you discover thriving areas of Munich. Head into the leafy, chic area of Schwabing-Freimann on the Blue Line. Once known as a distinguished artists' enclave, you can now wander the rows of boutiques and charming cafes. Head into Leopoldstrasse and visit the Alte Pinakothek art museum. Enjoy easy transportation to the Olympiapark on the Purple Line and hop off anytime along the way to find the Nymphenburg Palace. Listen to audio commentary as you go to learn about the history of these iconic sites.

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What people are saying about Marienplatz

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A brilliant tour. First time in munchen and this was a highlight. I would recommend this tour and also radius tours. We hired a bike from them the next day to explore more sights. They were so helpful and the bikes were great would 100% recommend you use them. Thanks for making my birthday weekend a great one!

Marcin was so very knowledgeable. Eager to share and educate. Dachau is such a huge part of history, a sad excursion but worth it. Would recommend to anyone.

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

Amazing! Thanks to Michelle our tour guide for a productive day!

Informative and interesting guide tour for a fair price.