Mariensäule Munich

Mariensäule Munich: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

1. Munich: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Learn the facts and legends of fascinating Munich city on a private walking tour. On one hand it’s a city full of history, on the other very modern and lively. See the highlights and learn from your professional guide. Start your 2 hour guided walking tour at the Marienplatz and admire the amazing New Town Hall, the golden statue Mariensäule and Altes Rathaus. Move toward St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city with a huge observation tower. On the way you will also be able to spot St. Michael’s Church and visit Asamkirche with its beautiful paintings and ceilings. Explore more on the 3 hour option and visit Frauenkirche. It impresses all with its size and domed towers, also known for its legendary Devil's footprint. See the monumental gates of town at Sendlinger Tor and Karlsplatz, as well as Wittelsbach Fountain and then walk along the promenade. Extend to 4 hours and stroll down Bayerische Staatsoper, the exterior is just outstanding. Follow your guide to Odeonsplatz, pass the Residenz and explore Theatinerkirche. From the outside, the facade is plain in yellow, in Rococo style. It has an impressive interior with a high altar, sculptured columns, statues, and iconic stucco. On the 6 hour option you enter the top attraction - the Residenz. It includes Residenz Museum, Treasury and Theater. There you will see Ancestral Gallery, Porcelain Cabinet, Court Chapel and Royal Apartments, jewels and goldsmith's work, enamels, crystal objects and ivories and the marvelous auditorium of a theatre.

Munich: Old Town Walking Tour Audio Guide

2. Munich: Old Town Walking Tour Audio Guide

Grab your phone and get ready to explore Munich on a walking tour with an audio guide. Wander through the city's Old Town and see its most iconic attractions, including the bustling Victuals Market, St. Peter's Church, and more. Plug in your headphones, open the app, and begin exploring. Take advantage of the app's unique navigation functionality and choose one of the suggested walking routes to follow. Listen to the audio guide and immerse yourself in Munich's history and culture. See popular attractions like the Mariensäule located in the center of the Marienplatz, or St. Michael's Church, and learn about each one from the interesting commentary provided. Feel free to pause your tour and take a break whenever you need to. Then, when you're ready, select your next route, pinpoint your favorite sights, and continue your tour of Munich. 

Stadtführung München: Altstadt und Viktualienmarkt

3. Stadtführung München: Altstadt und Viktualienmarkt

Start in the very heart of Munich, at Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) with its beautiful New City Hall and view to Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady). Marvel at St. Peter's, the first and eldest church of Munich. Go inside to admire its precious interior. Head to Viktualienmarkt, Germany's biggest food and grocery market with many Bavarian delicacies, to get a feeling for Bavarian food and where you meet some of the vendors. Only some minutes away, visit the famous Hofbräuhaus with its numerous international tourists but also strict Bavarian traditions. Continue to Max-Joseph-Square to discover the Royal Residence, where the family of Wittelsbach (the Bavaria kings) lived, loved, and ruled. If there is time left, stop at Fieldmarshall's Hall, erected when the old city walls have been demolished. Discover the evolution Munich has experienced from a medieval market through all bright and dark episodes of history to the capital of Bavaria.

Munich: Third Reich and World War II Private Guided Tour

4. Munich: Third Reich and World War II Private Guided Tour

"Join a Private Historian Guide on the streets of Munich’s Old Town to discover the city’s darkest secret - the origin of the Nazi Party. Explore in detail the history of Third Reich, from Hitler’s rise to power, throughout WWII, to the bombing and liberation of Munich in 1945. Get ready to ask difficult questions about the role of Munich and its citizens in the rise and fall of National Socialism in Germany. Your 3-hour walking tour will begin in the heart of Munich's Old Town, at Marienplatz, where many Nazi propaganda events were held. The reconstructed New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) still remains the citizens of the 1945 Munich bombings that demolished most of the downtown. Hear the story of how Munich became the capital of the National Socialist movement as you walk through these historic streets and see the famous beer hall Hofbräuhaus am Platzl where Adolf Hitler made a speech founding the National Socialist German Workers' Party in 1920. Follow the route of the infamous Beer Hall Putsch to Feldherrnhalle and Odeonsplatz and learn about the Nazi’s attempt to storm the Bavarian Defense Ministry, which inspired Hitler to write his semi-autobiographical political manifesto Mein Kampf (""My Struggle""). You will also learn about the resistance against the Nazi regime in the city, such as the White Rose Group led by five university students. During the tour you will see the Monument to the Victims of National Socialism and the former office buildings of the Nazi Party, including Führerbau (""the Führer's building"") where Chamberlain and Hitler signed the Munich Agreement in 1938. The final stop will be at Königsplatz, which was the site of the Nazi Party’s mass rallies and book burning. Choose the 4,5-hour option to dive deeper into the history of National Socialism in Germany by visiting the Munich Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism with your Expert Guide. The documentation includes photographs, documents and texts as well as film projections and media stations that illustrate the origin and rise of the Nazi movement, war and postwar period in Munich. Your Private Guide will help you understand the complex subject and answer all questions about the causes and consequences of National Socialism and WWII."

Munich: Old Town and Viktualienmarkt Private Walking Tour

5. Munich: Old Town and Viktualienmarkt Private Walking Tour

Hear facts and legends about Munich city and taste local beer and snacks at the Viktualienmarkt on a private walking tour. The city is full of history, but also very modern and lively. See the selected highlights with your local professional guide and enjoy the brewing traditions of Bavaria. Explore the special Old Town tour route and become a Munich expert in few hours. It’s a great combination of local history and cuisine during one tour. Start your guided walking tour at Marienplatz and see the amazing new town hall, the golden statue Mariensäule, and the Altes Rathaus. Move toward St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city with its huge tower and observation terrace. The panorama is always fabulous, if the weather is really good you can even see the Alps. On the way, you'll also be able to see St. Michael’s Church and Asamkirche with amazing paintings and ceilings. Get to know Viktualienmarkt, the oldest food market in Munich which is over 200-years old. Learn about its history from a local expert. Take a seat and rest in the beer garden and enjoy the atmosphere. You will have a chance to taste Bavarian brewing traditions as the beer menu changes every day. Try local snacks such as Bratwurst Semmel with sauerkraut.

Munich: 4 Hour City Sightseeing Guided E-Bike Tour

6. Munich: 4 Hour City Sightseeing Guided E-Bike Tour

Meet your guide in Marienplatz and get kitted out with all the necessary gear for your e-bike adventure. After an introductory lesson on how to handle the bike it's time to head off on your sightseeing tour. Follow your guide as you navigate the picturesque city streets and visit a selection of iconic landmarks and monuments. Highlights of the tour include Nymphenburg Palace, the Olympic Park, BMW World, the Siegestor, the Feldherrnhalle, the Royal Residence, the Bavarian State Opera, the Maximilianeum, the new Town Hall, and Munich's distinctive Cathedral of our Lady. Along the way stop at a popular beer garden to get a sense of the typical Bavarian lifestyle. At the end of an unforgettable tour, head back to Marienplatz where the activity concludes.

Munich: Old Town Churches Private Tour

7. Munich: Old Town Churches Private Tour

Join a private guide on the streets of Munich's Old Town and take a tour of its most remarkable churches: St. Peter's Church, Frauenkirche, Asamkirche, and St. Michael's Church. Select the 5-church tour option to also include Theatine Church and St. Peter's viewing terrace. Begin your walking tour at Marienplatz where you'll find the New Town Hall, the golden Mariensäule statue, and the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). Meet your licensed guide and prepare to explore centuries of sacred art and architecture. From the bustling square, step inside the oldest church in the city, St. Peter's Church to discover its treasures. See the ornate high altar, the 14 stations of the cross, and the jeweled skeleton of St. Mundita. Continue along the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town as your guide tells you about the important role Munich’s churches and cathedrals play in protecting the city’s historical and cultural heritage. Arrive at Asamkirche and admire its baroque interior swathed in gold leaf, frescoes, and stucco. Another must-see church on this tour is St. Michael's Church, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps, which contains church crypts with tombs of Eugène de Beauharnais and notable people from Bavaria. The final stop on the 4-church tour will be at the monumental Frauenkirche, also known as the Munich Cathedral. Inside, marvel at soul-inspiring Gothic interiors and learn about the 1945 bombings and the legendary Devil’s footprint. If you choose the 5-church option, continue on from Frauenkirche to discover a hidden gem among Munich’s churches — the fabulous Theatine Church (Theatinerkirche) at the historic Odeonsplatz. Don't be fooled by Theatine Church's plain, yellow, Rococo-style facade: inside you'll find an impressive interior featuring a high altar, sculptured columns, statues, and stucco.  The 5-church option also includes a visit to St. Peter’s Church Tower, which offers the best panoramic views of the city. On good weather days, you can even see the Alps.

Munich: Walking Tour with the Bavarian Night Watchman

8. Munich: Walking Tour with the Bavarian Night Watchman

Meet your Bavarian night watchman guide, clad in his white and blue doublet, and diamond flag, and follow the light of his lantern through Munich’s dark alleyways. Learn about Munich’s famous sights at night from your Bavarian guide. Enjoy the Bavarian dialect and humor as you discover the spot where executions used to take place and the first brewery in town. Visit St. Mary's Square with its town hall and the St. Mary's Column. See the medieval cemetery, the Church of Saint Peters, and the spot where Munich’s first city wall once stood.  Learn the stories of the city’s dungeon and the first residence of the Wittelsbach family, with its famous Monkey Tower. Take in the history of the 15th-century Frauenkirche, Munich's Gothic cathedral.

Munich: Old Town Quest Smartphone App Game

9. Munich: Old Town Quest Smartphone App Game

Forget about conventional city tours and experience Munich from a unique perspective. Simply download the game app and challenge yourself through fun tasks that'll help you solve a mystery as you go from landmark to landmark and learn about the city's history. Wander around the old town and the city center, stopping by the Frauenkirche Cathedral and the Marienplatz which, with the New Town Hall, forms the center of the Bavarian state capital. Explore the Viktualienmarkt, the most popular place for food connoisseurs in Munich. Be your own guide and get to know the area by playing a fun virtual game. Put your problem-solving skills to the test through numerous mini-games and puzzles with this family-friendly activity.

Munich in Riddles: Tour and Interactive Game

10. Munich in Riddles: Tour and Interactive Game

Experience a city tour unlike any other and discover the city of Munich in a playful and innovative way. Learn more about the city's history and the meaning of monsters at the Mariensäule. Hear whether there really used to be monkeys in the city and debunk so many local myths. Walk from the wonderful Marienplatz past the Frauenkirche and Alter Hof - the residence of the Wittelsbachs - to St. Peter's Church and the Viktualienmarkt as you enjoy the rich history and amusing anecdotes.

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What people are saying about Mariensäule Munich

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 41 reviews

Petra was an incredible guide. I had only part of a day to spend in Munich and wanted to make the most of it, but I could not have imagined how much she packed into four hours. Petra’s depth of knowledge regarding Munich’s history, culture, and customs was beyond impressive. Further, she included just the right amount of detail for this first-time visitor while not overwhelming me. Based on Petra’s ability to thoroughly introduce me to Munich, I know exactly where I will spend my time during my next visit.

The guided tour with Klaus was super interesting and entertaining! He showed us many must-sees, gave us exciting additional information that you can't easily find in travel guides, and made the whole thing extremely entertaining with his humorous way. On top there was a voluntary extension with an additional goal for free on top. Highly recommended, thank you for this great experience!

This city tour is highly recommended! Our very friendly guide Synthia had great stories about the individual places and can tell them very well and excitingly (spiked with facts and figures)! Don't miss this tour!

Very nice, informative and entertaining tour, Synthia was very nice and answered all questions. Also suitable for young participants. Definitely recommended.

Very pleasant and interesting tour. The information about the technology of the APP was confusing. Don't look at it on the way