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Karlsplatz, Munich

Karlsplatz, Munich: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

1. Munich: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the freedom to explore Munich your way with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour that brings you right outside important landmarks. Take in the view from the top deck and travel from Munich Central Station to Au-Haidhausen on the 1-hour Panoramic City Tour. Need more time? Get the 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off tickets. 1-Hour Panoramic City Tour:Jump on the Red Line for a 1-hour tour that's perfect for short trips. Start at Munich Central Station and admire picturesque views of the Frauenkirche and the New Town Hall near Marienplatz as you ride through the city. Listen to pre-recorded commentary available in 8 languages before arriving in the charming Bavarian village of Au-Haidhausen. Hop off the bus to explore this trendy area with old-school pubs. 24-Hour and 48-Hour Tickets:Gain access to two additional routes with the 24-hour and 48-hour Hop-on Hop-off tickets. Experience the Blue and Purple Line as you discover thriving areas of Munich. Head into the leafy, chic area of Schwabing-Freimann on the Blue Line. Once known as a distinguished artists' enclave, you can now wander the rows of boutiques and charming cafes. Head into Leopoldstrasse and visit the Alte Pinakothek art museum. Enjoy easy transportation to the Olympiapark on the Purple Line and hop off anytime along the way to find the Nymphenburg Palace. Listen to audio commentary as you go to learn about the history of these iconic sites.

24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Express Tour of Munich

2. 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Express Tour of Munich

Discover the highlights of Munich on board one of our open-topped double-deckers on this compact hop-on hop-off tour. Munich is known for its beautiful and historic architecture, and this tour allows you to see the best the Bavarian capital has to offer. The express tour is ideal for visitors to the city with a busy schedule who would like to explore Munich's various attractions on their own time. Buses come every 20 minutes depending on the season, until 5:20 PM. One full loop lasts one hour. The stops at the various sights and attractions are as follows. Stops include: 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Kunstareal 3. Odeonsplatz 4. Eisbach 5. Deutsches Museum 6. Marienplatz/Tal  7. Max-Joseph-Platz 8. Karlsplatz/Stachus

Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

3. Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Jump on the blue open-top double-decker bus and experience a hop-on hop-off tour through the beautiful city of Munich. Get on and off the bus as often as you want and explore the sights in the city on your own. Alternatively, you can stay on the bus to enjoy the view and listen to the informative live commentary. On the tour, see the scenic Odeonsplatz and the interesting architecture of the Pinakotheken, home to numerous works of art. Head pass Marienplatz and discover the famous Viktualienmarkt with its delicacies as well as the famous Hofbräuhaus. Get off at Karlsplatz and stroll through the pedestrian zone and shopping arcade. Explore the fantastic castles and their gardens, and discover the history of Munich. 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Kunstareal 3. Odeonsplatz 4. Eisbach 5. Deutsches Museum 6. Marienplatz/Tal 7. Max-Joseph-Platz 8. Karlsplatz/Stachus

Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town

4. Munich: Scavenger Hunt through the Old Town

Experience an exciting city tour through Munich's old town in a very special way. Solve puzzles and follow the clues from the numbered envelopes to discover Munich's next highlight. Get a lot of background information about the sights or the city's history. Start at the main station and explore the Karlstor at the famous Stachus, the citizen's hall (Bürgersaal) and the St. Michael's Church (Kirche St. Michael) on Neuhauser Straße among other places. Continue to the famous Frauenkirche, the Marienplatz with the old (Altes Rathaus) and the new town hall (Neues Rathaus) and the Viktualienmarkt. Puzzle your family and yourself through the whole city and get extensive information about the history of Bavaria's capital in a variety of ways.

Munich: Bavarian Beer Walking Tour with Samples & Food

5. Munich: Bavarian Beer Walking Tour with Samples & Food

Immerse yourself in German beer and food culture in Munich during this guided walking tour and sample the best of traditional Bavarian food and beer. Visit the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum, and the Hofbräuhaus, and visit the best local beer halls. You'll also learn about the brewing process and the beer barons from Oktoberfest. Before the city became so famous, there was a lot of history to be told. Beer halls, beer gardens, and cellars tell different chapters of history. Learn why the world looks to Munich for the ultimate examples of great-tasting beer. Munich offers six different beer brands; Spaten, Löwenbräu, Augustiner, Hofbräuhaus, Hacker Pschorr, and Paulaner. Sample three different beer varieties on the way to a traditional restaurant in the Munich old town. Savor a plate of traditional Bavarian food including Weisswurst (white sausage). Visit the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum and enjoy an exclusive tour inside one of Munich's most historic buildings. Afterward, make your way to the world-famous Hofbräuhaus, where you'll conclude the tour.

Munich: Old Town Churches Private Tour

6. Munich: Old Town Churches Private Tour

Join a private guide on the streets of Munich's Old Town and take a tour of its most remarkable churches: St. Peter's Church, Frauenkirche, Asamkirche, and St. Michael's Church. Select the 5-church tour option to also include Theatine Church and St. Peter's viewing terrace. Begin your walking tour at Marienplatz where you'll find the New Town Hall, the golden Mariensäule statue, and the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). Meet your licensed guide and prepare to explore centuries of sacred art and architecture. From the bustling square, step inside the oldest church in the city, St. Peter's Church to discover its treasures. See the ornate high altar, the 14 stations of the cross, and the jeweled skeleton of St. Mundita. Continue along the cobblestoned streets of the Old Town as your guide tells you about the important role Munich’s churches and cathedrals play in protecting the city’s historical and cultural heritage. Arrive at Asamkirche and admire its baroque interior swathed in gold leaf, frescoes, and stucco. Another must-see church on this tour is St. Michael's Church, the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps, which contains church crypts with tombs of Eugène de Beauharnais and notable people from Bavaria. The final stop on the 4-church tour will be at the monumental Frauenkirche, also known as the Munich Cathedral. Inside, marvel at soul-inspiring Gothic interiors and learn about the 1945 bombings and the legendary Devil’s footprint. If you choose the 5-church option, continue on from Frauenkirche to discover a hidden gem among Munich’s churches — the fabulous Theatine Church (Theatinerkirche) at the historic Odeonsplatz. Don't be fooled by Theatine Church's plain, yellow, Rococo-style facade: inside you'll find an impressive interior featuring a high altar, sculptured columns, statues, and stucco.  The 5-church option also includes a visit to St. Peter’s Church Tower, which offers the best panoramic views of the city. On good weather days, you can even see the Alps.

Munich: Urban Oases

7. Munich: Urban Oases

Discover the old town of Munich from a new perspective and see the unexpected places to escape the hustle and bustle nestled around the city. Kick off the tour with a stop at the first station, a true oasis of calm in the middle of a pedestrian zone at Stachus. Learn the meaning of a place of power, how this spot was used before and what exists today. Discover countless places on this tour and get a closer look at them. Continue on the footpath to St. Michael's Church and the Frauenkirche. Marienplatz and St. Peter's Church are also on the agenda and the Residenz is a final place of calm on the tour. Learn more about the energetic properties of the places, why they are better or less suited to relaxation and how the former building owners made use of such energies.

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What people are saying about Karlsplatz, Munich

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 305 reviews

Paul was so personable and fun to experience Munich. He’s been there for 40 years and seen a lot of changes. We enjoyed learning about the people, culture, and of course beer and food. He educated us on how to really taste beer properly so we can appreciate all the flavor nuance. Two thumbs up for our time spent with Paul.

We had a fantastic time following the clues and exploring Munich. We learned and adventured through the central part . Highly recommend 10/10. We were a group of 7 adults and one 10 year old.

It was very interesting for both adults and children. We were able to discover so many places that we would have found it difficult to discover privately with our car.

Everything went well. The bus stops can be found again using the timetable

It was very nice and saw a lot of Munich in one day