Founded in 1158, Munich has a rich history from the “First Reich, Second Reich” and was, of course, the birthplace of the infamous “Third Reich.” Insight Cities private and small group tours through Munich’s old town cover all these periods – medieval architecture, historical anecdotes and insights into the culture. The history of Marienplatz – including the Altes and Neues Rathaus, the Old Residence, Munich’s open air market, Viktualienmarkt, and the Frauenkirche.
We walk the route that Hitler’s failed Putsch attempt of 1923 took. We’ll also see where he attended his first meeting of the DAP (German Worker’s Party) and visit where he gave his first major public speech. We introduce Munich’s personalities – Ludwig I and his brother Otto and his mistress Lola Montez, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Sophie Scholl and Count Rumsford, just to name a few. Depending on interest, we also like to show the Asam Church, St. Peter’s, and the Theatiner Church.
Our Munich tour guides are professors, grad students, art critics, and historians who are passionate about sharing the Bavarian capital with curious travelers from all over the world. Every year, we help thousands of visitors to grasp the fascinating customs and cuisine, conflicted religious and political history of Munich. Without shying away from its dark World War II chapter, we also delight in the surrounding region of Bavaria, with its countryside full of legendary castles. We promise to surprise you with intriguing sites easy to miss without us and to help you explore in vivid ways. With expertise across diverse backgrounds, our brainy guides make sure that you use your time in Munich to enjoy an unforgettable experience of this fabled city, from its ancient and modern eras to its exciting and complex present.
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