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Munich Residence (Residenz München)

Munich Residence (Residenz München) Tours and Activities

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The former royal palace of the Bavarian monarch, the Munich Residenz is the largest city palace in Germany and is open to visitors to see its spectacularly adorned rooms and royal collections. The complex of buildings in the Munich Residenz contains 10 courtyards and the museum displays 130 rooms. The three main parts of the Residenz are the Königsbau, the Alte Residenz, and the Festsaalbau, which is also home to the Cuvillies Theatre.

Get a feel for palace life in the Residenz museum which features the collections of porcelain, silver, paintings, and classical antiquities amassed by the Wittelsbach monarchs. The Antiquarium's Renaissance collections is especially breath-taking. Step outside the elaborately decorated rooms to the beautiful Court Garden or check out the Treasury (Schatzkammer) for a display of the royal jewels, gold objects, and ivory.

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Open daily Apr - Oct 17: 9am - 6pm, Oct 18 - Mar: 10am - 5pm
Residenzstraße 1a, Munich, 80333
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Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Get acquainted with Munich the easy way on a fun, flexible hop-on hop-off city bus tour. Choose a 24-hour Express Tour to check out Munich’s main highlights or a 24-hour or 48-hour Grand Tour ticket to widen your sightseeing net. Either way, settle aboard an open-top double-decker bus, listen to the enlightening onboard commentary, and enjoy panoramic views of sites such as the Marienplatz, Hofbrauhaus, Viktualienmarkt and more. Hop off at the stops that interest you, explore on foot and then re-board the bus at any stop you wish.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.51
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$22.51

Panoramic Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Munich by Double-Decker Bus

Panoramic Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Munich by Double-Decker Bus

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Marvel at Munich’s monuments, parks, and famous beer halls on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Combine the ease of a tour with the flexibility of independent travel and see the city sights at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour pass. Choose from multiple routes that pass all the city’s most popular attractions including the Nymphenburg Palace, Odeonsplatz, and Olympic Park. Listen to the on-board audio commentary or jump off to explore the English Garden, stroll around lively Marienplatz, or enjoy a beer (own expense) at the legendary Hofbräuhaus beer hall.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.03
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Munich Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

Munich Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

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First time in Munich? Take in the best bits of the Bavarian capital on this 2-hour walking tour of Munich’s Old Town. Admire architectural wonders like the Old Town Hall, St Peter’s Church and the Munich Residenz; stroll through the lively Viktualienmarkt; and see the world-famous Hofbräuhaus beer hall. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll have ample opportunities to learn more about Munich’s history, cultural heritage and beer-brewing legacy, while walking between the central squares of Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.96
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$18.96

The Old Court Chapel including museum tour

The Old Court Chapel including museum tour

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One hour of concert will bring you the pleasure of listening to classical masterpieces. From Bach, Vivaldi, Händel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven to Schubert. The atmosphere of The Old Court Chapel, where also Mozart performed, is historical. Combine this concert experience with a visit of the entire Residence, including the Cuvilliés-Theatre, and indulge your eyes with the hidden treasures of the old kingdom. The tour of the Residence is valid 2 days prior to, and 5 days after the date of the concert. opening hours of The Residence: April - 15.October: 9 am to 6 pm (last entrance 5 pm) 16.October to March: 10am to 5 pm (last entrance 4pm) PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RESIDENZ MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ON 24/25.12; 31.12.; 01.01. AND 25.02.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.36
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Segway tour through Munich (3 h)

Segway tour through Munich (3 h)

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If you are visiting Munich for the first time, this is the ideal tour for you. On the tour we drive along the most famous sights and visit the most beautiful places in the Bavarian metropolis. With your tour guide you will pass the Frauenkirche, the Angel of Peace, the surfers on the Eisbach in the English Garden and the historic Königsplatz. In addition to having fun on the Segway, they get background knowledge of the city's history and small anecdotes about the personalities of the city. • 3-hour Segway tour to the most famous sights • experienced tour guide • Driving fun with the Segway • small groups with max. 8 people • central meeting point at Marienplatz
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.61
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$93.61

Munich Sightseeing Bike Tour

Munich Sightseeing Bike Tour

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Hop in the saddle for a half-day bike tour of Munich, and discover the charms of the Bavarian capital as you explore it on two wheels. With a local guide, you’ll pedal past landmarks such as Odeonsplatz with its Italianate architecture and the landscaped English Garden. Hear fun facts about life in the city as you go, and enjoy an hour-long stop at the Chinese Tower beer garden for food and drink (own expense).
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.25
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$35.25

Munich Segway Tour

Munich Segway Tour

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Wind through Munich’s bustling neighborhoods and parks on a fun and educational Segway tour! On the self-balancing device, you’ll follow an expert guide through pristine gardens and vibrant markets, past famous residences and some of the city’s great museums. Along the way, take pictures, stop at favorite sites, and hear fascinating facts and stories about this contemporary city with ancient roots.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.32
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$85.32

Munich Christmas Markets Tour

Munich Christmas Markets Tour

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Soak up the holiday spirit with a 2-hour tour of the Munich Christmas markets. With more than 20 holiday markets across the city, follow a guide through Munich's Old Town to explore the city's festive offerings, including Christkindlmarkt in Marienplatz. Shop for handmade Bavarian gifts, sip on glühwein (mulled wine), and try lebkuchen, the gingerbread cookie that has been a local Christmas staple since the 14th century.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.33
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$21.33

Munich Small-Group Half-Day Guided Walking Tour

Munich Small-Group Half-Day Guided Walking Tour

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Pair Munich signatures with off-the-path gems on this small-group walking tour that’s simply jam-packed with local insights. Stroll sights including St. Peter’s Church, the New Town Hall, the Marienplatz, the Munich Residence, the Bavarian State Opera, and the Victuals Market as your guide tells tales of the city ancient and modern. With a maximum of 10 travelers on the tour, don’t hesitate to ask for personalized travel and food tips.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.58
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$45.58

Munich's Highlights 3-hour Segway Tour

Munich's Highlights 3-hour Segway Tour

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See Munich in a fun new way: via Segway. After learning how to ride a Segway, zoom through the attractive Bavarian city. Learn about the history of Munich from the guide while seeing such sites as Odeonsplatz, Hofgarten, Victory Gate, Leopoldstraße, the Maximilianeum and the Peace Angel, among others. This tour is a great way to rest your cobblestone-weary feet!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.76
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$81.76

Private Munich Old Town Walking Tour

Private Munich Old Town Walking Tour

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Enhance your experience of Munich’s Old Town on a private 2-hour walking tour, designed for first-time visitors seeking a personalized experience. Tick off highlights such as Marienplatz, the Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche), and Victuals Market (Viktualienmarkt), where you’ll browse stalls selling Bavarian delights. Plus, you’ll visit the famous Hofbräuhaus beer hall and have the chance to customize your itinerary according to your interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.82
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$171.82
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Munich Private Tour (Reduced Price)

Munich Private Tour (Reduced Price)

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Get an insider’s look at the capital city of Bavaria on a private 2- to 3-hour tour. Covering a wide array of topics - including history, architecture, and food - the Munich excursion is the perfect option for solo travelers or friend groups with a variety of interests. Join your top rated guide on an adventure to taste traditional food at Viktualienmarkt, explore the Baroque Asam Church, and visit the world-famous Hofbrauhaus Munchen beerhouse.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.57
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$112.57
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Private Munich Walking Tour

Private Munich Walking Tour

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Discover Munich with a private guide, exploring the enchanting Old Town squares and hearing the city's history. During a walking tour, you'll learn about landmarks such as the Glockenspiel, Munich Hofbräuhaus, and the Royal Residence, and hear tales of wartime history. Find out fun facts about the beer purity law and the annual Oktoberfest, and enjoy photo stops aplenty as you walk your way around the city. The tour is led by a private guide, and the meeting point and start time can be chosen by you.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Third Reich Tour (Reduced Price)

Private Third Reich Tour (Reduced Price)

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Curt is fully vaccinated and has dramatically lowered the price of this tour which dives deeper in the history of the Nazis than other tours. Novice or expert, you're guaranteed to learn things you did not know about Hitler and the Nazi movement. You'll see sites of mass rallies, book burnings and the sites of Hitler's most famous speeches. You'll view historic photos on an iPad and see before-and-after pictures of the mass destruction of Allied bombings on the city. It was in Munich (not Berlin) where Hitler rose to power. Here Hitler's shrapnel-pocked buildings still stand where you'll see Swastikas, Nazi helmets and the largest Nazi Eagles in Germany. Curt's tours are ongoing discussions of more than "when", but how and why it all began in Munich. He covers the military, economic and social aspects of Hitler's Germany. Curt is a native of the US and has been giving his Third Reich tours in Munich for over ten years.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.57
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$112.57
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Ultimate Munich History Tour with a Local Expert: Personalized & Private ★★★★★

Ultimate Munich History Tour with a Local Expert: Personalized & Private ★★★★★

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Discover Munich’s historic landmarks, architectural gems, and WWII sites on a tour tailor-made for history buffs. Get to know the city with a private guide and enjoy a personalized itinerary tailored to your interests. Explore the atmospheric neighborhoods; see sites such as Nymphenburg Palace, the Residenz, and St. Peter's Church; and get a local perspective on the city.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.38
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$137.38
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Munich Segway Tour

Munich Segway Tour

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See all the main sights of Munich in a brief amount of time—by Segway. This two-wheel motorized vehicle lets you cover more ground than a walking tour. You’ll stop ever few hundred feet to snap photos while your guide illuminates Munich’s history with informative anecdotes. With a small group capped at eight people, you’ll benefit from plenty of personalized attention.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
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$85.32
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$85.32

With a local: Small-Group Munich Old Town Tour with optional Breakfast

With a local: Small-Group Munich Old Town Tour with optional Breakfast

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Explore the highlights of Munich's old town on a small group tour, including a fun Bavarian guide. This tour is ideal for those, who want to get to know Munich in a very special and quick way! During this approx. 2-hour tour you will get a fantastic overview of the centuries-old history of the Bavarian capital. Explore the beautiful Hofgarten, the legendary Alter Hof, the huge Frauenkirche, the beautiful Residenzpalast, the Bavarian State Opera, the famous Dallmayr Delicatessen House, the new and old town hall on the Marienplatz, the unique Hofbräuhaus and much more with your bavarian Guide! All this, with a native guide from Munich, who also tells how life is in the city today. Viktualienmarkt - here we will enjoy the special atmosphere and stroll through the market stalls. Optional: Enjoy your Munich Old Town Tour with a typical Bavarian Weißwurst/sausage breakfast with a Beer - about 1-hour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.76
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$81.76
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Original Munich Christmas Market Food Tour - all tastings included

Original Munich Christmas Market Food Tour - all tastings included

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Christmas market season is the best time of year in Munich for festive foodies, and this is Munich's ORIGINAL Christmas Market Food Tour. Join us as we guide you through all of Munich's best Christmas markets and serve you all the delicious holiday goodies they have to offer, as we make our merry way around the old city. And, YES, all the food and hot mulled wine is included. The perfect gift for the foodie on your Nice List!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.86
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Segway Tour Munich Old Town 3 hours

Segway Tour Munich Old Town 3 hours

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Cover more ground in less time on this 3-hour Segway tour of Munich’s Old Town. Ideal for those with limited time, this tour allows you to explore Munich on a state-of-the-art, self-balancing Segway. It’ll take no time at all to get acquainted with the simple controls of your Segway, suitable for both adults and children over 15. Glide past the English Garden, Odeonplatz, and Deutsches Museum, stopping intermittently to capture photographs and listen to commentary. Small-group tour, limited to 10 people.      
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.76
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$81.76

Paul's Private Tour in Munich old City

Paul's Private Tour in Munich old City

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I offer a balanced mix between shop, actualities and history making your tour a memorable experience. I help you to have the best pictures in the city far over common places. I offer enough stops and can change the program based on your needs. The described points of the tour are flexible and can be adapted to your point of interest. Special versions from this tour may be organized for wedding, birthday or other special days.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.80
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$235.80
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Munich Half Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private ★★★★★

Munich Half Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private ★★★★★

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You’ll join one of our local Munich hosts to explore the city that’s immersed in the dreamy Bavarian culture. Wander through the Altstadt (Old Town) or the Englischer Garten. Stop by Hofbräuhaus or a leafy beer garden and feast on pretzels bought from the market just a few steps away. Watch the animated clock in Marienplatz play out its legendary Glockenspiel while your host shares tips on the best places to visit while in Munich. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host who will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.84
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$187.84
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Private Munich Rickshaw City Tour and English Garden

Private Munich Rickshaw City Tour and English Garden

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Munich can traditionally be visited excellently with a rickshaw, as the most beautiful sights and the English Garden can be easily reached. The City Guides are intensively trained, always in a good mood and also respond to individual requests. Enjoyment made easy!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.16
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$129.16
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Third Reich: Art, Artists and Ideology behind the scenes

Third Reich: Art, Artists and Ideology behind the scenes

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What was behind the 3rd. Reich? Why did the have so many prominent artists involved? The origins of Hitler are just some of my main topics in this city tour. I and my friends lead you through major places with World War II. Here some of the People who are part of our Tour: Leny Riefenstahl (Cineast) Heinrich Hoffmann (Fotograf) Alfred Rosenberg Mme Blavatsky and many other I and my friends speak German, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Even those, who weren't born here, live here many years and will bring the best for your visit. This tour can be adapted to your needs.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.80
Price varies by group size
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$94.80
Price varies by group size

Munich Highlights 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

Munich Highlights 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

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See the sights of Munich with your own private guide for a group of up to eight people, and enjoy a pickup direct from your accommodation. The 3-hour tour takes in all of the Bavarian city's showpiece sights including the Royal Residence, Marienplatz, and the Ohel Jakob Synagogue, along with commentary about the history of each landmark. Finish up near the Viktualienmarkt food market -- a perfect setting for a Bavarian lunch.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$296.24
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$296.24
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What are Munich Residence (Residenz München) hours of operation?
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Munich Residence (Residenz München) hours of operation: Open daily Apr - Oct 17: 9am - 6pm, Oct 18 - Mar: 10am - 5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Munich Residence (Residenz München) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Munich Residence (Residenz München) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Munich Residence (Residenz München) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Munich Residence (Residenz München) costs USD 6.22. Guided Munich Residence (Residenz München) tours start around USD 6.22 per person.
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