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Nuremberg: PLAYMOBIL®- FunPark

1. Nuremberg: PLAYMOBIL®- FunPark

Explore the PLAYMOBIL-FunPark which spreads over an area of more than 90,000 m² and is specially designed for children between 4 and 10 years old. Enjoy the exciting theme worlds where your little ones have a lot of space to play and run. The whole family can enjoy the Aktiv Park with many possibilities to climb, play and discover. Children can go on adventures in the Pirates' Sea, storm the corners of the Knights' Castle or experience the work of a gold digger in the Western City. Also enjoy a water playground, a slide area, a labyrinth of lights, mini-golf, and a go-kart course. If you need a break from all these exciting adventures, just visit one of the many restaurants in the park and get you a snack and a cold soft drink. In case you can't get enough of PLAYMOBIL, you can purchase the tiny figures at the PLAYMOBIL-Shop.

Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

2. Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

On this tour you can celebrate the Christmas season in the traditional German style by visiting some of the many Christmas markets in Munich as well as the city’s very own Christmas village. You will take a festive stroll through the colorful markets clustered around the historic Old Town, including the central market on Marienplatz, the Christmas village in the palace courtyard of the royal Rezidenz, the “Crib Market”, and the popular “Medieval Market” near Odeonsplatz. The tour will make regular stops at the various stalls and your guide will tell you all about the history of the markets, the meaning of the displays, and the Advent and Christmas rituals associated with them. You will also get to sample the traditional seasonal delicacy of Lebkuchen (gingerbread cake). You have the chance to see where many of the world’s most beloved seasonal traditions originated – the Christmas tree and the Advent calendar both originated in Germany. You will also get to experience the unique atmosphere of an authentic old Christkindlmarkt in a traditional setting, a favorite for many Germans.

Nuremberg: Christmas City Culinary Tour

3. Nuremberg: Christmas City Culinary Tour

Find out why the Nuremberg Christmas Market is the best known in the world on a food tasting guided tour. Discover the market’s long history and try traditional Christmas culinary treats. Walk to the Children's Christmas Market, referred locally as the “Christkindlesmarkt”. Discover German Christmas markets and Nuremberg Christmas tradition. Eat and drink and see new stalls as well as historical stalls which have been here since the 3rd century.  Continue over to the International Christmas Market, and end at the Market of the Partner Cities between St. Sebald Church and the Townhall.  As you learn about the history, traditions, and cultural importance of German Christmas markets, eat and drink some culinary delights like sausage, Lebkugel, and hot wine.

Munich: Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

4. Munich: Christmas Market Tour with Mulled Wine

Discover Munich's Christmas traditions and culture as you explore three distinct Christmas markets on a guided tour. Savor the three warm cups of mulled wine and taste local sausages at Viktualienmarkt. Start your guided tour at Odeonsplatz, near the city center. Make your way to the first stop, Wittelsbacherplatz. Explore this medieval-themed market and sip on a warm cup of mulled wine. As you walk, your guide will provide insightful commentary about the city and its Christmas traditions. Continue to the city center for the second stop. Arrive at the second market and be greeted with your second cup of mulled wine. Enjoy the distinct classical theme of the market as you browse the crafts and Christmas treats. Then, head to the bustling Viktualienmarkt food market. Here, taste various local sausages paired with your third cup of mulled wine. After finishing the sausage plate, enjoy some time to see the market. Finish your tour here, but feel free to stay as long as you like.

Munich: Mystery and Ghost Tour

5. Munich: Mystery and Ghost Tour

Embark on a mystery tour into the secrets and legends of Munich’s history. What myths of faith existed in the Middle Ages? Which personalities could not find peace and why? This walk will provide you with the answers to these and other questions. At selected places in Munich's Old Town, historical facts alternate with entertaining stories. The tour begins at the Frauenkirche in Munich, where the devil has left his mark. The tour continues to the old city tower telling the sad story of the goldsmith and moves on to Promenadenplatz.  Tales of torture and torment surround the maiden tower on the old city wall, making the legend of the lucky lions at the residence a welcome change. But the former residence of the Wittelsbacher not only holds positive secrets.  Around the Marienplatz there are numerous stories of monsters and mythical creatures to report before the tour ends at the Old Peter, the oldest church in Munich.

Nuremberg: Old Town and Christmas Market 1.5-Hour Tour

6. Nuremberg: Old Town and Christmas Market 1.5-Hour Tour

Enjoy a guided tour through the medieval old town of Nuremberg from the Imperial Castle to Albrecht Dürer's House. Discover the living history of the city with lots of fun along the way. Stop at the world-famous Christmas market and enjoy a glass of mulled wine in the festive atmosphere. Nuremberg was once one of the largest cities of the Middle Ages and at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. It is home to numerous historical treasures. The medieval architects have left their mark in the Franconian city. On the route of the tour are the Imperial Castle, the heart of the old town, Albrecht Dürer's House with the square named after him, and many churches and other beautiful medieval squares in Nuremberg.

Augsburg: The Jakob Fugger Story Audio Guide

7. Augsburg: The Jakob Fugger Story Audio Guide

Dive into Augsburg’s Middle Ages through the eyes of Jakob Fugger the Rich. Stroll through the hometown of the famous merchant, mining entrepreneur, and banker. Jakob built his fortune in just a few years, leaving behind assets worth $300 billion today, making him one of the richest men to ever live. Follow Jakob's history through Augsburg's old town. Visit St. Anne’s Church, where you can see the Fugger’s crypt. Next, head to the family’s first company headquarters where the “Golden Scriptorium” was once located, before admiring one of the most famous Fugger buildings, their City Palace. Continue to Königsplatz, where one of the old city gates once stood, and explore the townhall square Rathausplatz, and Jakob's birthplace. Along the way, hear about how the Fuggers made their money, the family’s connection to royalty, and how the women were every bit as savvy when it came to business. Feel free to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete your visit at your own pace. If your travel plans change, you can use the audio guide at any date of your choice or use the virtual in-app option for an at-home experience.

Romantic Road Ticket Würzburg - Rothenburg o.d.T. with wine

8. Romantic Road Ticket Würzburg - Rothenburg o.d.T. with wine

explore the romantic road`s wine region and pass the wine growing regiosn of franconia, baden and württemberg. after passing the ochsenfurter gau, you get un touch with untouched nature while driving along the vineyards in the tauber valley. in weikersheim you will discover the charmin market square and the renaissance castle with its knight hall and the baroque garden. at lunch time rothenburg ob der tauber will be reached,which is germany`s most romantic town and an architectural jewel of the medieval ages. explore the town for youself and do not miss the most photogenic spots like the plänlein, the klingentor gate with the bastion and walk along the town wall. worth to visit is also the german christmas and the medieval torture and crime museum, where you will get in touch with a historical collection of objects relating to medieval law. typical for the town is the regional franconian kitchen with beer and wine and the snowballs, a sweat speciality of franconia.

Munich: Christmas Markets Walking Tour with Snack and Drink

9. Munich: Christmas Markets Walking Tour with Snack and Drink

Dig into local lore and culture as you wind your way through the magic of Munich's Christmas markets on this guided walking tour. Let your guide share their favorite gluhwein (mulled wine) with you and savor a German classic, a Lebkuchenherz (heart cookie).  Meet your guide at the centrally-located Karlsplatz which is easy to access by public transportation. Begin your Christmas adventure as your guide tells you about how the holiday become so popular. Decode symbols used at the markets.  Hear about Krampus as you take in the colorful lights, lively stalls, and breathe in the scents of sizzling sausage and spiced drinks. Visit the world-famous Munich Christmas Market and let your guide take you to the most photo-worthy spots. Enjoy the "Three Toasts to Christmas" book along the way. 

Rothenburg .d.T. & Würzburg: Romantic Christmas Moments

10. Rothenburg .d.T. & Würzburg: Romantic Christmas Moments

Pre-Christmas lights at the loveliest Christmas markets on the Romantic Road. The "Reiterlesmarkt" in Rothenburg ob der Tauber takes place between the market square, green market and church square, and the old town is adorned with bright lights. The Christmas market in Würzburg is one of the most atmospheric in Germany. With around 100 stalls, the stalls fit into the historical backdrop of the Falcon House and the Gothic Marienkapelle. Spices, Christmas tree balls and carvings, candles, ceramics, jewellery, toys, children's carousels and much that belongs to the Christmas season. Of course, the mulled wine is just as important as the roasted almonds and other specialties that warm body and soul. Worth to mention is the German Christmas Museum and Käthe Wohlfrath`s Christmas Village to get an idea how German families celebrate the Christmas days. Try the regional specialities like "snowballs", a traditional sweet franconian cake, originally flavoured with cinnamon and sugar. A a look back into the middle ages is guaranteed in this gem. Würzburg is the capital of wine Franconia, do not miss a glass of wine on the old Main bridge, which is called "Brückenschoppen" by the locals. Amazing is the view into the vineyards around the charming unisversity town. The Christmas Market in around the market square with a lot of shopping facilities around. Or you visit one of the typical wine bars where you can get in touch with the locals.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 92 reviews

This was a very enjoyable tour of three of the many Christmas markets in Munich. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We had fun with the others on the tour. I would definitely book this tour again as well as other tours!

Claudia was an excellent guide! We enjoyed every minute and the food was amazing. We tried foods at the Market we would have never thought of if it hadn’t been for this tour. Thank You!

Elizabeth was awesome! She told us lots of history and stories behind Christmas! She definately knows her way around the town ! Dress warm!!!

It was a great way to experience the Christmas Market. I enjoyed learning about the history and the different German traditions.

Really well organised. Good pace and overview of markets that you can go back to once tour is over.