Old Town Hall, Munich, Germany

Old Town Hall, Munich, Germany: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

1. Munich: Immersive Middle Ages Tour with Night Watchman

Experience cemeteries and interrogations, silver pennies and executions as you step back to the Middle Ages. Meet Wolfram, your night watchman guide in the central square of Marienplatz. They'll be carrying a lantern, halberd and horn to help immerse you in the world of medieval Munich. Walk with your group to Munich's 12th century city wall, and learn about the executions and beheadings of the middle ages. Smell incense in the ancient remains of St. Peter's church, and learn about the punishments for bad bakers at Metzgerzeile. Witness the closing of the Talburg Gate and a fight with a halberd. Learn about the terrifying torture techniques used in medieval prisons. You'll also explore the city's castle and the Schwabinger Gate, as you discover the fascinating and gruesome history of middle age Munich.

Mystic Munich: Legends of the Old Town

2. 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.

Munich: Guided Tour of Munich Old Town Highlights

3. Munich: Guided Tour of Munich Old Town Highlights

See the highlights of Munich's historic old town on this exciting guided tour. You'll start at Marienplatz and head for St. Peter's, the oldest church in Munich. Stroll through the farmer's market, and let yourself be drawn in by the tantalazing aromas. Try a couple local specialties before setting off for the Old Town Hall. In the Burgstraße, the house of the author in residence awaits you, as well as the Old Court, the former seat of the Duke of Bavaria. Then it's through the medieval Platzgassen alleys, past Schuhbecks Cooking School, and on to the Hofbräuhaus. Here you'll see the Munich Beer Hall, which was even recreated in Las Vegas. Wonder at the exclusive shops in the most expensive shopping street in Germany, Maximilianstraße. The tour ends at the opera hall, with architecture reminiscent of a Greek temple.

Munich: Signs and Wonders Tour

4. Munich: Signs and Wonders Tour

Visit the most wonderful places and characters around Munich's pedestrian zone between Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz on this tour See the miracle madonnas at the Holy Spirit Church and absorb this sacred location's healing powers. Participate in profane rituals which promise love, prosperity, and health and discover for yourself that miracles really do come true in Munich. Visit the resting place of the patron saint of lovers and discover how to benefit from her powers of love. Discover places of health and experience peace and wellbeing in the heart of the city and visit a place of wealth to discover which rituals will bring you a full purse. Also find out with us what really hides behind the four magical lions at the Residence, and what really happens when you rub their noses. Track down locations in Munich where miracles happened, and continue to happen. The tour starts at the Old Town Hall, before visiting the oldest churches in the inner city. Afterward, get in touch with royal virtues at the Residence close to Odeonsplaz. Discover secret places, characters, and rituals between Frauenkirche, Residenz, and Marienplatz.

Hangmen, Whores and Witches Theatrical Tour - German

5. Hangmen, Whores and Witches Theatrical Tour - German

Thoroughly researched facts and entertaining stories will be re-enacted by professional actors. They take visitors on a journey into a long-forgotten world full of lives and fates. The city's history becomes alive and tangible on this tour. Hangmen, whores and witches – what did these three “professions” have in common in Munich? Well, the hangmen were not only occupied in torture chambers or on a gallows mound, they were also pimps! This popular walking tour is centered around witch hunts, prostitution, torture and executions. Why, for example, do witches fly on brooms? Why was the execution site located outside of town? And why does prostitution not exist anymore in the historic center since the 1970s? This walking tour begins at the Neuhauser Tor, where delinquents were led to their execution out of town. Passing through historic Salzstraße, you reach the former Jesuit school from the times of the witch hunts. An argument between the duchess Renata and the Jesuit Father Ignatius brings you right back to the dark 16th century: When during the construction of the St Michaelis Church the tower collapsed, it was obvious that "such an unusual storm was created by the accursed bad women." But it was not only witches that were executed: At the Schöner Turm you will hear the sad story of the unfortunate gold smith. A strong blast of wind will lead you to the landmark of Munich, the Frauenkirche, where you will meet the Prince of Darkness himself: You will find out why the devil helped the master builder to construct the church and why it is so windy here, as well as the transcendental question of the devil's shoe size. On the way, you will hear witch stories about potions, rides on brooms, toads' tongues and children's hands, until you arrive at the magnificent town hall, where the alchemist Marco Bragadino is awaiting us. The supposed gold smith tries to warm us to his arts. At St. Peter's Church we get to know the everyday life of a hangman, how he looked, why he was best avoided or how to obtain a gallows rope. We will also witness a beautiful woman escaping sure death. At the old town hall we will cross the former torture chamber whilst listening to gruesome stories. The Platzl was home to Munich's red light district until the Olympic Games of 1972. What the Spider Murphy Gang sang about in “Skandal im Sperrbezirk” is Munich city history: In the clean, decent “cosmopolitan city with a heart” there was no place anymore for Rosi and her colleagues.

Munich: Night Watchman Tour and Secret Medieval Walks

6. Munich: Night Watchman Tour and Secret Medieval Walks

Explore the medieval history of Munich with an actor/guide and discover famous Munich historical sites while learning about the city's history, myths, and legends on this guided tour. Meet the night watchman at the central square of Marienplatz, where he is waiting dressed in medieval clothes. Learn about the medieval history of Munich with the guide as you walk. Follow the watchman as he tells you about medieval life in Munich and guides you to hidden places and alleys. Sing the nightwatchman song and learn about the fascinating myths and legends which cover most of the old houses, churches, and castles. See most of the famous old sites of Munich like St. Peter´s church, Viktualienmarket, Old Town Hall, castles, and Frauenkirche and end the tour near Marienplatz.

Munich: The Inception of the Nazi Movement City Game

7. Munich: The Inception of the Nazi Movement City Game

Explore the history of WWII in Munich on a self-guided exploration game via an app on your smartphone. Solve puzzles to unlock clues that will lead you to your next location, passing by famous sights along the way. Engage in an interactive game with your loved ones as you learn about history. Start your exploration adventure at Königsplatz and make your way around the city. See and learn about iconic WWII sights as you make your way to the final location of the game: the Old Town Hall. Solve challenges, watch the story unfold on your app, and follow the exact directions on your phone that will guide you to the next location. Best of all, explore at your own pace, pausing the game for a coffee or a meal and resuming it anytime from the location where you paused it.

Munich: Highlights Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

8. Munich: Highlights Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

Explore the amazing city of Munich on a bike. Go on a tour around Old Town with a private guide who will lead you through the most breathtaking places such as Marienplatz, Old Town Hall, St. Peter’s Church and much more. Don’t waste your time in the traffic jams, discover Munich the green way. Grab a bike, follow your expert guide and explore the city. On your 2 hour tour you’ll be able to enjoy the amazing sound from the 43 bells of Rathaus-Glockenspiel and admire its beautiful 32 life-sized statues. See St. Peter’s Church and its tower known as “Alter Peter” - a symbol of the city of Munich. Take in Frauenkirche cathedral with its domed towers. On the way back, see the medieval gates of Munich. Extend your tour to 3 hours and see more. Discover more places such as Residenz - the largest city palace in Germany and Maximilianeum - an amazing palace located in the eastern side of the river. Hear many interesting stories about Munich history and legends from a guide who will make your experience unforgettable. Discover even more during 4-hours tour. Fall in love with amazing architecture of the Old Town, learn about its fascinating history from an expert and enjoy a ride through Munich's most stunning streets. You will also see Friedensengel, a bronze symbol of freedom.

Munich: Alte Pinakothek and Old Town Private Walking Tour

9. Munich: Alte Pinakothek and Old Town Private Walking Tour

Explore Munich with a private guide on this guided walking tour. Visit Alte Pinakothek Art Museum with a skip-the-line ticket, learn about the museum and its paintings from your guide, and finish your day with a guided walking tour of Munich's Old Town. Begin your day by skipping the line with your private guide at the Alte Pinakothek. Learn about European art history while exploring a comprehensive collection of the Old Masters and rare paintings by Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. See stunning works like the Sacrifice of Isaac by Rembrandt van Rijn, the Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine by Lorenzo Lotto, and the Madonna Tempi by Raphael. Depending on the option you select, your tour continues with a guided exploration of Munich's Old Town after visiting the museum. Take a stroll towards Odeonsplatz, infamous for its connection to the Nazi Party. See Feldherrnhalle, a monument to the Bavarian army and the majestic Munich Residenz. Finish your walking tour at Marienplatz and learn about medieval Munich. See the New Town Hall, Old Town Hall, and St. Peter's Church, the oldest church in the city. Choose the 2-hour option for a guided visit to Alte Pinakothek. The 3-hour option includes a round-trip car transfer between Alte Pinakothek and your accommodation in Munich and a visit to Alte Pinakothek. The 4-hour option includes a visit to Alte Pinakothek and a walking tour of Munich Old Town with a private guide. Choose the 5-hour option for round-trip car transfers, skip-the-line tickets to Alte Pinakothek, and a walking tour of Munich's Old Town.

Munich: Old Town and Viktualienmarkt Private Walking Tour

10. Munich: Old Town and Viktualienmarkt Private Walking Tour

Hear facts and legends about Munich city and taste local beer and snacks at the Viktualienmarkt on a private walking tour. The city is full of history, but also very modern and lively. See the selected highlights with your local professional guide and enjoy the brewing traditions of Bavaria. Explore the special Old Town tour route and become a Munich expert in few hours. It’s a great combination of local history and cuisine during one tour. Start your guided walking tour at Marienplatz and see the amazing new town hall, the golden statue Mariensäule, and the Altes Rathaus. Move toward St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city with its huge tower and observation terrace. The panorama is always fabulous, if the weather is really good you can even see the Alps. On the way, you'll also be able to see St. Michael’s Church and Asamkirche with amazing paintings and ceilings. Get to know Viktualienmarkt, the oldest food market in Munich which is over 200-years old. Learn about its history from a local expert. Take a seat and rest in the beer garden and enjoy the atmosphere. You will have a chance to taste Bavarian brewing traditions as the beer menu changes every day. Try local snacks such as Bratwurst Semmel with sauerkraut.

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What people are saying about Old Town Hall, Munich, Germany

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4.7 / 5

based on 850 reviews

A very interesting, exciting and entertaining tour. Elsbeth took us on a journey through time to old Munich with funny historical anecdotes. Although I've been living in Munich for some time and have been to the center so often, I've learned a few new things. Now I know where the old city walls were and why the butchers had to move outside the city walls. The tour gave me a lot of pleasure. I would book again anytime. Absolutely to recommend!!!

The night guard Wolfram was the best choice we could have made. His enthusiasm for the history of the city of Munich was contagious and the tour was absolutely exciting and thrilling. The organizer also offers guided tours on other topics, we have planned another one during our next stay in Munich! Thanks for the great experience!

Our guide "Wolfram" was great! You could tell that he was interested in the Middle Ages and the history of Munich! He has a lot of background knowledge and was able to answer all of our questions competently! The tour was exciting, instructive, entertaining and very professional! Highly Recommended!

The night watchman imparted knowledge and stories with a lot of esprit.

Funny and authentic representation The price simply unbeatable‍♀️