Munich in Germany is the capital of the Free State (formerly Kingdom) of Bavaria, and thus, has a lot of history present, from the castles of Ludwig II to the construction projects of the Third Reich. These sites have been preserved with great care, so these are still as beautiful as they were when first constructed. Also, it is the home to the famous Oktoberfest, which celebrates the beer tradition in the Bavarian Free State. Here are some of the best sites in Munich every tourist must visit, from the famous beer, the castles, and even the home of Bavaria’s own football teams. Scroll below for the best GetYourGuide tours in Munich, Germany.
Biking is one of the best ways to see any city since a tourist gets to see the whole area, including rest stops while viewing famous attractions. Tourists will be able to see the entire city of Munich in half a day, not just focusing on one tourist spot. Also, a local tour guide will be there to show the group the best places to stop, as well as giving an orientation. Another benefit of having a local tour guide is that the group is not only guided to the famous places in Munich, but the guide can show the group where the locals go to have fun, especially places that sell the best beer in Munich.
Munich by Bike: Half-Day Tour with Local Guide
Duration: 3 hour
In this tour, tourists will be able to see the famous Allianz Arena, which is home to FC Bayern, Bavaria’s very own football team. At a reasonable price of 33 USD, travelers (and even locals) will get to see the football culture of Bavaria. This is an extension of the German football mania. Football, as a sport, serves to bring people together, from fans up to the participants. Thus, taking this tour will allow everyone to immerse themselves in the football fever that brings Germany and Europe together.
Munich: City Tour & FC Bayern Munich Soccer Arena Tour
Duration: 4 hour
In this walking tour, you will be able to see the old town of Munich, the base of the Dukes of Bavaria, who would later become Imperial Electors, then Kings of Bavaria. In the old town, you will be able to immerse yourselves in the preserved history of Bavaria, which is the only German tribal duchy to have retained its original identity. Also, this walk will take you to the famous Viktualienmarkt, the haunt of gourmets, which was established in Munich during the reign of Maximilian I, the first King of Bavaria. It started out as a place where farmers in Bavaria could sell their goods, but now, this is the place to try all sorts of German food. This tour will be conducted in the German language. Also, this tour is wheelchair accessible, so tourists with disabilities can participate.
Munich: Old Town & Viktualienmarkt City Walk in German
Duration: 1.5 hour
This three-hour guided tour of Munich’s very own beer halls and breweries, not only allows you to sample the best of Bavarian beer, but you also get to see how the famous Bavarian beer is made, from the production of the unfermented wort from the best barley malt, the bittering by means of hops, up to the fermentation process. As a result, you will be able to see how the famous beer used in Oktoberfest is prepared for its consumption during the famous beer festival. Also, you will be able to experience the traditional Munich beer hall, where you will learn to drink Bavarian beer the way the locals do, and if you are lucky, you may be able to drink beer from the famous glass boot.
Disclaimer: Be careful in consuming beer, since too much of it will land you in a lot of trouble. Drunkenness, even in a country that prizes its beer, is no joke.
Munich's Beer Halls and Breweries: 3-Hour Guided Tour
Duration: 3.5 hour
In this tour, you will be able to see the projects left behind by the Nazi Party in Munich. Despite all the atrocities they committed, it must be acknowledged that they built amazing infrastructures, like the NSDAP HQ. Also, Munich was where the Munich Agreement was signed by Hitler, Daladier of France, and Chamberlain of the UK when Czechoslovakia was partitioned. This was a crucial event that led to the Second World War because it lulled the British and French to a false sense of security, as the Munich Agreement allowed Hitler to build up his forces and plan for the invasion of Poland, a trigger that led to the start of the War. Unlike the Nazis, this tour is PWD-friendly, for the sites to be visited are wheelchair accessible. So, put on your walking shoes and take a trip through time.
Munich Third Reich Tour
Duration: 2 to 3 hour
Bavaria may be the home of the traditional Oktoberfest, but who says that Bavarian beer is to be enjoyed only during Oktoberfest? This four-hour tour allows visitors to sample the traditional beers of Bavaria. Visitors get to sample many different kinds of Bavarian beer, including those enjoyed during Oktoberfest, in this tour. Get your drinking glasses ready to sample the best beer Munich has to offer. Just be careful that you don’t overdo the beer, to avoid any drunken incidents.
Munich: 4-Hour Tour of Traditional Bavarian Beer
A city of heritage and culture
To conclude, while engaging in these wholesome and worthwhile activities, you will be able to learn that Munich, as a city, is more than just the Oktoberfest, or even beer. This is because Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is a place of history, culture, and heritage as well. It is the capital city of the only remaining German stem/tribal duchy, even though it is no longer under a Duke. Franconia, Swabia, Saxony, and the other German stem duchies may have been divided, but Bavaria has remained through the years, even if it had to lose its territory.
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