Guided tour

Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

4.6 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: DIE STADTSPÜRER®

Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

Activity provider: DIE STADTSPÜRER®

From US$ 24.81 per person

Let your knowledgeable guide take you throughout Munich and explain the history and mysteries of all the secret societies that were founded in this city, and that might still exist today.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Learn what a Bavarian Elector did to end the conspiracy of the Illuminati and Freemasons once and for all
  • Discover numerous buildings with secret symbols
  • Explore the origins of the Freemasons in the medieval dombau huts
  • Meet an Illuminati and hear the story of the role the Masons played in founding the Kingdom of Bavaria
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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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    Meeting point

    Directly under the archway of Karlstor, Neuhauser Str. 47, 80331

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    • This tour is in German, English is for the private tour only
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    4.6 /5

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    Very informative tour with a great guide. Various information about the various secret societies that were or are active in Munich. From Illuminati, through the Lodge, Order of the Golden Flow, Jesuit Order, Templar, Google Men, Freemasons and Rosicrucians. In addition, the corresponding places and symbols that are hidden in the city center. Really highly recommended!

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    August 21, 2020

    an amazing experience

    With our guide, Mr. Rainer B., you had the feeling that he found himself totally in the story. He told us stories as if he had been there himself. Really fascinating. He has never peppered anywhere, he really told and told 2 hours tojour, one exciting story after the other. Really great. We were thrilled and decided to do more of these tours now. At first I also had doubts whether you could understand everything in a larger group (without headphones), I had already done many tours abroad, so I always run after the umbrella and always only get half of it, but not here in Munich , our guide always made sure that everyone was there and always spoke so loud that everyone really got everything. Great guidance, respect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    August 16, 2019

    The tour was very vivid and lively! Thanks to Birgit!

    The topic was very interesting, city guide Birgit had carried out the tour in an exciting way, with good rhetoric and lively stories. The city's history was not neglected either. She also always answered the questions of the participants including the dog. According to the motto "Nothing precise is not known" - keep it up!

    March 27, 2018

    Product ID: 209526