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Our most recommended Bavaria Seasonal & Holiday Activities

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: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

2. Munich: Spooky Tour of Old Town in German

Munich does not only offer vibrant life full of light and atmosphere, but also a different, darker side. On this city tour, you explore the uncanny places of the northern Old Town, between the posh Kreuzviertel district with its Promenade Square and the aristocratic Graggenau district with the world famous Wittelsbacher residence. The tour starts at the Frauenkirche, where you meet the devil himself right in the beginning. Learn how he, trying to impede the building of the cathedral, duped himself and left the infamous devil's footprint. But that's not all: Hear about a spooky encounter with a ghost wearing a pointed cap on the cemetery, a cold-hearted scrooge on the Promenade Square and the fat ghost of the gate Maxtor. Probably the most eerie spot of the tour is the tower Jungfernturm, where atrocious screams from those tortured to death were supposedly overheard. Look out for the spooky spots in the city center, meet devils, demons, heretics and the doomed and find places, at which horrifying crimes took place and where alleged witches sighed out their soul. Whether you are a long-established inhabitant of Munich or a newcomer, a tourist on a short visit or staying in the city for longer, young or old – this tour offers something to everyone. Because of the spooky contents, the tour is recommended for participants 12 years and up.

Munich: Oktoberfest 2022 Ticket, Tour, Lunch and Drinks

3. Munich: Oktoberfest 2022 Ticket, Tour, Lunch and Drinks

Experience Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival on this guided tour. Get entry to not only access the Hofbräu-Festzelt party tent, but get a reserved spot at a table. Enjoy walking around with your guide, ride the Ferris wheel, eat lunch, drink beers, and have a blast. Meet your guide and fellow partygoers in the center of Munich to begin this beer feast. Take the metro to Oktoberfest to have the best day of your life. Don't worry, what happens in Oktoberfest stays in Oktoberfest.  Get access to all areas in the world's biggest party with your newfound drinking buddies. Experience the electric atmosphere of Bavaria's traditional beer culture. Hop from tent to tent, enjoy 2 liters of the finest German beer, and take a ride on the Ferris wheel. Drink, dance, and cheer beer with the locals. Feeling hungry? No worries - tuck into a chicken lunch. This beer festival is right up your street if you enjoy drinking, dancing, and meeting easy-going people. 

Munich: Night Watchman Tour with Torch

4. Munich: Night Watchman Tour with Torch

Meet your night watchman guide in Marienplatz, then travel back in time where your adventure begins. Follow your guide through the dark alleys of Munich, and listen to the tales of the ghosts and ghouls that still haunt these streets. Learn how during the Middle Ages, it was the night watchman’s duty to maintain order and peace in the city, as well as to protect the citizens from thieves, murderers, and enemies. Hear how each night he would close the city gates and call the striking of the hour. During the walking tour, the night watchman will guide you to some of the most prominent historical locations and buildings in the city. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a new perspective of Munich, and a few tales to take home.

From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

5. From Salzburg: Full-Day Super Saver Bavarian Mountains Tour

The first highlight of this tour is the visit to the Eagle's Nest, from where you will have a breath-taking view over the Alps. Afterwards you have the opportunity to eat lunch in the town of Berchtesgaden. Then, you will visit the salt mines in Berchtesgaden, where you will discover the miners life underground. Finally, you will visit the Kings Lake, which is embedded among the steep and imposing mountains. Treat yourself with a few Bavarian specialities in the romantic village of Berchtesgaden before you will return to Salzburg.  

Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

6. Rothenburg: Private 1-Hour Night Watchman Tour

Experience Rothenburg ob der Tauber by night while hearing about its medieval past. Learn from your night watchman guide the important duties of a watchman and the greatest dangers a medieval town can face. Wander through tranquil squares and deserted alleys on this private 1-hour tour. Meet your night watchman at the suggested meeting point or be picked up at your hotel or a restaurant of your choice in the Old Town. With a hat, coat, halberd, horn, and lantern, the night watchman will personally welcome you and your group. Join the night watchman on this one-hour evening tour through the old town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Enjoy the tranquility of the almost deserted alleys and the sights of the city in romantic lighting. Listen to the watchman's stories and about life when the Black Death threatened people, as well as torture and cruel punishments. Learn to understand why places of worship, monasteries, and city defense played such an important role and how the city developed. During your tour, you will see the mighty St. James Church as well as the town hall and part of the city walls. A special highlight of the evening is a view of one of the gateways with its high towers. Take the chance to ask your night watchman whatever curiosities you may still have and enjoy a photo session with the night watchman before they say goodbye to you.

Wicked Munich: Witches, Criminals and Executioners

7. Wicked Munich: Witches, Criminals and Executioners

Experience the uncanny side of Munich on a walking tour of the southern old town. Meet the dishonest figures of the city, who with dirty hands remained on the fringes of society. Go back in time to when death was part of the everyday. Stroll through the lively Angers quarter to see the famous Viktualienmarkt and Hackenviertel with the Hofstatt. Meet shady characters, from hangmen to witches. Learn where the grave-digger shouldered his spade, where ravens circled, and where executioners whipped their hatchets. See remains of the rogue rabble that made the streets unsafe, when the good citizens retired for the night. Visit cursed places, and learn of the scary events that took place there. Walk from Frauenkiche to the Sendlinger Tor, criss-crossing the Hackenviertel. 

Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

8. Munich: Original Illuminati & other Secret Societies Trail

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.

Munich: Christmas Markets and Christmas Village 2-Hour Tour

9. 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.

Mystic Munich: Legends of the Old Town

10. Mystic Munich: Legends of the Old Town

Immerse yourself in the world of legends and explore selected mysterious places in the Old Town of Munich. Hear stories, legends and mysteries, discovery the reality behind them and gain a new perspective on the city. Meet mythical creatures and enigmatic figures of Munich's legendary world and experience how they come to life at dusk. Learn about the Lindwurm at the New Town Hall and the monsters the hero Putti fought on the Marian column. Hear how it was possible to stop the devil from destroying Old Peter and why you should look St. Onuphrius straight in the eye. The answers to these questions are the key to the magic of Munich, which year after year attracts so many people from near and far. Explore the fabled places of Munich and take a look at the Old Town Hall, the Old Peter, Marienplatz, the Old Court and the Frauenkirche. Whether you're a tourist or Munich resident, young or old, this tour offers something for everyone.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 92 reviews

Luckily for us there were only four of us on our tour, which gave the whole thing a kind of VIP character. Peter, our night watchman, didn't notice that at all. He seemed highly motivated and you got the feeling that he really enjoys guiding with us

Great trip! We were a very small group, the trip was smooth and overall enjoyable. It felt more personal. Keiko, our tour guide, was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely book with them again!

Great leadership. Although we are from Munich, we have learned a lot of new things. Was very fun. Thanks for the great experience and our funny, absolutely likeable guide

An entertaining and very informative city tour with Peter, which gave us a lot of pleasure. I would book again any time. Highly Recommended!!!!!!

Great tour! Peter was amazing and very accommodating