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Munich Highlights: 4-hour Tour with a Vehicle

From sites of Nazi significance to beer halls and BMW, see the best of the Bavarian capital's history and contemporary culture from the comfort of your own private vehicle.

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Description

This 4-hour tour with a private vehicle visits all the essential highlights in Munich’s city center.

You will be met at your hotel or a prearranged meeting point by your guide and driver, and then head first to Odeonsplatz to marvel at the stunning architecture of the Odeon, the Feldherrnhalle, and the Theatinerkirche, and see where Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 collapsed in a hail of Bavarian police gunfire. Continuing on foot, our next stop is the iconic domed Frauenkirche – the central cathedral for the state of Bavaria and one of Munich’s foremost architectural symbols.

Next you will delve into the very heart of the city at Marienplatz, Munich’s central square, to see the richly decorated New Town Hall and watch the 43 bells of its historic clock chime the hour. Time will also be taken to visit St. Peter’s Church – the oldest parish church in the city – before heading to sup on a little beer history at the world’s most famous beer hall: the Hofbräuhaus.

Next we continue on foot through the Alter Hof, former residence of Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV, towards the grandiose Residenz – former center of the Wittelsbach monarchy of Bavaria, and the largest city palace in Germany. Back in the vehicle you will then strike further afield to visit other essential sites outside the immediate city center.

First up is Königsplatz, the broad neoclassical square that became the heart of Nazi Munich, playing host to the regime’s mass rallies in the city and set just a stone’s throw away from the Brown House – the Nazi party’s national headquarters in Germany. Driving via the English Garden, one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in the world, we head next to the Siegestor – the ‘Victory Gate’. Initially completed in the mid-19th century and dedicated to the Bavarian army, the former triumphal arch, damaged heavily during Allied bombing raids in WWII, now stands as a monument to peace and the consequences of German militarism.

We then round out the tour by visiting the international headquarters of BMW and, time permitting, with an exploration of Munich’s Olympiapark – the sports and leisure complex constructed for the 1972 games.  

At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you back to your hotel or to another drop-off point of your choosing. 

Sites Include: Marienplatz, Frauenkirche, St. Peter’s Church, New Town Hall, Hofbräuhaus, Odeonsplatz, Residenz, Alter Hof, Königsplatz, Siegestor, English Garden, BMW World, Olympiapark and more...

Covid-19 Safety Measures:

  • We adhere to regulations mandated by the Berlin State government and/or the State government in the area/s of Germany that our tours visit or pass through.
  • When inside the vehicle masks must be worn. You will need to bring your own mask. Your guide and driver will also be required to wear a mask inside the vehicle.
  • Each vehicle will be cleaned and disinfected before and after the tour. 
  • If you enter any museums or shops on your tour you will be expected to abide by the regulations set by the store or institution.

What's included

  • Professional, local guide
  • Private vehicle with a professional driver
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Museum entry costs – none required for the tour

Itinerary

Hotel Pickup

You will be picked up at your hotel, or a prearranged meeting point, by your professional, local guide and driver.

1

Odeonsplatz

We then head first to marvel at the stunning architecture on one of Munich’s most beautiful central squares. See the Odeon, the Feldherrnhalle, and the Theatinerkirche, and see where Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 collapsed.

2

Frauenkirche

Next we stop to admire the iconic domes atop the church that has become one of the foremost architectural symbols of the city.

3

Marienplatz

Heading into the very heart of Munich it’s time to explore Marienplatz – Munich’s iconic central square. We will stop to watch the 43 bells of the New Town Hall’s historic clock chime the hour and visit St. Peter’s Church – the oldest in the city.

4

Hofbräuhaus

Having worked up a thirst it’s time for a stop at the world’s most famous tavern.

5

Alter Hof

Continuing on foot we pass through the former residence of Bavarian Elector and Holy Roman Emperor Louis IV.

6

Residenz

Our last stop on foot is the grandiose former residence of the Wittelsbach monarchy of Bavaria – the largest city palace still standing in Germany.

7

Königsplatz

Back in the vehicle we then strike further afield to visit other essential sites outside the immediate city center. First up is Königsplatz, the broad neoclassical square that was the beating heart of Nazi Munich.

8

English Garden

We then drive via one of the largest and most beautiful urban park spaces in the world.

9

Siegestor

Next we head to Munich’s ‘Victory Gate’ – formerly dedicated to the Bavarian army’s triumphs in the 19th century, now a poignant monument to peace and the consequences of German militarism.

10

BMW World

We then round out the tour with a visit to the global headquarters of the Munich car giant, and the state-of-the-art interactive exhibition there.

11

Olympiapark

Time-permitting, you will also have a chance to explore the grounds of the Olympic Village and Park, created for the games hosted in Munich in 1972.

Hotel Drop-off

Your guide will then accompany you back to your hotel or to a drop-off point of your choosing.

Important Information

You will be picked up directly from your hotel or a prearranged meeting point.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or, if you wish to remain in the city, your guide can give you recommendations for further exploration.

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