Art Nouveau in Munich

Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) is an epoch in art history and is named “Jugendstil” after the illustrated cultural magazine “Die Jugend”, which was founded in Munich in 1896. Renowned artists contributed to Bavaria’s capital city becoming one of the centres of art nouveau. Numerous buildings in the city still bear witness today to this scandalous style which worshipped beauty and radically challenged older traditions.

Asamkirche

The Asamkirche right in the Old Center is one of Munich‘s most impressive churches. Its builders, the brothers Cosmas Damian and Egid Quirin Asam, used every inch of the tiny interior to show their breathtaking craftsmanship. Gold-plated figures, ingenious stucco and fresco: The curtain rises to a truly divine spectacle of baroque magnificence.

Baroque in Munich

Munich’s cityscape today still features numerous impressive examples of Baroque art – castles, churches and palaces. This architectural style, which originated from Italy, was dominant for several decades towards the end of the 17th century. You will be introduced to the Baroque era in architecture, musical history and painting in „Italy’s most northern city”.

Bogenhausen

The old centre of the former village is by the old parish church of St. Georg and was first mentioned as early as the 8th century. Since the late Wilhelminian era, an extensive and prestigious residential development has been built, starting from Prinzregentenstrasse, soon to become a hotspot of Munich society. Places of interest include the Angel of Peace by Maximilian Park, the Prince Regent Theatre, the Villa Stuck and the Hildebrand House.

Christmas and the “Christkindl” Market

On this very atmospheric cultural history and culinary tour, you can experience Munich at Christmas time, with mulled wine stands and the fragrance of roast almonds in the heart of the city. On a walk through the Christmas market, including the many stands with nativity sets, you will hear poems and stories about the traditional Munich “Christkindlmarkt”.

City sightseeing tour

Take your seats, please! This varied and informative coach tour is a convenient and easy way to learn about Munich’s chequered history and see the city’s principal sights.

Customs and traditions

Every day hundreds of spectators admire the Glockenspiel at the Munich townhall with the „Schäffler“ (barrel makers) dancing their famous dance. What do you know about the „Schäfflertanz” and its history? Learn more about living traditions and typical customs which create Munich’s very special flair and lend the city its unmistakable character.

English Gardens

The English Gardens are among the world’s largest and most beautiful city parks. Whatever the season, this historic park tempts visitors to undertake a tour of discovery, walking along the many paths, across green lawns, passing the surfers on Eisbach, climbing up to the Monopteros for a view of the city and relaxing in the beer garden by the Chinese Tower.

Football stadium (Allianz Arena)

The Allianz Arena, built by the architectural team of Herzog & de Meuron, was opened in May 2005 and will delight the heart of every football fan. Not only the Munich football clubs of FC Bayern München and, up until 2017, of TSV 1860 play their home games in this stadium, which can accommodate just under 70,000 spectators. On this tour, you can look behind the scenes at this state-of-the-art World Championship stadium.

Haidhausen

The changing world of Munich: Once a deprived quarter and later site of numerous breweries and beer gardens, the Haidhausen of today is one of Munich‘s most thriving quarters. Follow the history of this former suburb on this tour and see all the places of interest in Haidhausen. Not only for Munich experts.

Jewish life in Munich

Codes of remembrance. Jews had lived in Munich since the Middle Ages. The rise of National Socialism brought years of defamation, eviction, deportation and extermination. Today, Jewish life has returned to the centre of the city, in the Jewish Cultural Centre, synagogue and Jewish Museum.

Modern Munich

Whether a “village with a million residents”, the “international city with a soul” or a modern metropolis – this tour shows Munich’s contemporary architecture, innovative design and art in public areas. A guide to the city in its progress from the 20th to the 21st century.

Munich for children

Discovering Munich with a bag full of surprises: A special tour for 6- to 10-year-olds which gets them to know Munich with all senses. Our bag full of surprises and many local stories will help to become familiar with Munich‘s history in an entertaining way.

Munich On The Run – Guided City Running Tours

Get on your running shoes! You want to discover Munich on the fast lane? Sightrunning?
Follow the tracks of Munich‘s sporty spirit! We show you all parks and green sights in motion.
There is so much to see: You want to enjoy the morning in the English Garden and see the city waking up? You would rather prefer the lanes along the sparkling Isar River in the city center along many famous sights? You want to join the romantic sunset on the Olympic hill in the Olympic Park? What about the historic Nymphenburg Park with its hidden treasures of Bavarian ancestors?
Lets go! We will run and guide you on the nicest tours! An amazing experience!

Munich’s city streams

History from the Middle Ages to the present. There’s not only the River Isar flowing through Munich but also a great number of streams, originally natural branches of the Isar which were canalised later on. The streams played a vital role in Munich’s economic development up until the 19th century – our tour focuses on these major arteries.

Musical life in Munich

It all started with Orlando di Lasso, continued with Mozart and the Cuvilliéstheater, with Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss, and present day’s plans to build a new concert hall are certainly not the final chord in the illustrious musical history of Munich, a music capital which enjoys several operas and top orchestras of international renown.

Oktoberfest beer festival

The Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich is one of the largest fairs in the world and meanwhile looks back on 200 years of history. It was first held on 12th October 1810 in a field outside Munich’s city walls to mark the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese. In honour of the bride, the site was called “Theresienwiese” (“Therese’s meadow”), leading to the festival name of “Wiesn” used by locals. Hear its history and entertaining stories associated with the Oktoberfest.

Old City

A varied and entertaining circular walk leads you through the history of Munich and to the principal sights in the heart of the Old City.

Old South Cemetery

The Old South Cemetery in Munich was laid out in the 16th century as a plague cemetery outside the town walls. In the 18th and 19th century, numerous well-known personages from Munich‘s society and the worlds of science, politics, art and culture were buried at this cemetery, which holds a place in the history of art and culture.

Olympia Park

Track down the Olympic spirit and the history of the 1972 Summer Olympics and discover Munich’s sporting side in the extensive Olympia Park with its numerous sports facilities and attractions. From the Olympia Tower, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Munich, the BMW World and the unique tent roof of the Olympic stadium.

Schwabing

From an artist’s bohemian idyll to Highlight Towers – enjoy the atmosphere of Schwabing to the right and left of Leopoldstrasse around Münchner Freiheit. A former village outside the gates of the city, it gained literary notoriety in the Prince Regent’s era as an “art town” and is today still one of the most popular Munich districts for students, artists and the “in” crowd. The writer Franziska Countess of Reventlow coined the famous phrase: “Schwabing is not a place but a condition.”

Tracking down the Wittelsbach dynasty

The house of Wittelsbach is one of Germany’s oldest aristocratic families and played a decisive role in Munich’s and Bavaria’s history for more than 750 years. Track down the dukes, electors and kings in Munich’s Old City! This historic city walk presents impressive memorials from the worlds of politics, architecture, art and culture.

Tram tours

Follow in the footsteps of the Bavarian folk singer Weiss Ferdl and his song about “Wagen von der Linie 8“ (Tram on Route 8). Experience Munich’s sights and city districts from a very different perspective on a fascinating trip in Munich’s trams. All aboard!