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  • Location:Munich, Germany
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Munich Sightseeing Including Andechs Monastery

Famous for its beautiful architecture and Bavarian charm, and renowned for its annual Oktoberfest, Munich has much to offer any visitor. On this private half-day tour, including a city tour plus excursion to Andechs Monastery and brewery, you’ll see top attractions. View the Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady, Old Town Hall at Marienplatz and the German Museum as you learn about the region from an expert local guide. Your private itinerary is customizable to accommodate individual interests.


  • 5-hour private tour includes Munich highlights plus trip to Andechs Monastery
  • Admire the onion-domed towers atop the Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche)
  • Visit the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, one of Munich’s oldest breweries
  • Learn about Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus) and other buildings at Marienplatz
  • Enjoy views of Lake Ammersee from Andechs Monastery on Sacred Mountain (Heiliger Berg)
  • Choose a customized itinerary with round-trip transport by private vehicle

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Munich Sightseeing Including Andechs Monastery

Munich City Hall

The following is a typical tour itinerary, but your private sightseeing tour of Munich can be customized to your preferences; please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Meet your guide upon pickup at your Munich hotel, and relax on a 2-hour city tour before you continue by private vehicle to Andechs Monastery. First, stop at the Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche), constructed from red brick in the late Gothic style.

Look up at the twin towers reaching 325 feet (99 meters), higher than any other building in the area. Then, look down to find the famous 'devil's footprint' at the church entrance; your guide will regale you with legends about its origin. If you wish, climb the stairs up to the south tower for extraordinary views of Munich and the nearby Alps.

Next, head to the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, one of Munich’s oldest breweries – founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria. As you look around or enjoy a stein (own expense), imagine what it was like in the late 18th century when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived around the block and frequented the beer hall!

When you’re ready, drive with your guide to Marienplatz, situated in the heart of Munich. The square, once a market place and center for medieval tournaments and festivals, still houses the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), which was built in the mid-1400s.

Inside, hear commentary from your guide about the medieval design, including the barrel-vaulted timber roof and a frieze of Munich’s coat of arms. Learn about the building’s current use as a toy museum (Spielzeugmuseum); situated on four levels inside the tower, the exhibits trace the history of toys from the early 19th century to the present.

During your city tour you’ll also pass by the German Museum (Deutsches Museum), with its state-of-the-art permanent and special exhibits on transportation, communication, the natural sciences, music and technology. Then, enjoy a scenic drive to Andechs Monastery (Kloster Andechs), located approximately 24 miles (40 km) southwest of central Munich.

The Benedictine abbey and Baroque church are situated on Sacred Mountain (Heiliger Berg) in Upper Bavaria, on a site originally occupied by a castle before the monastery was built in 1712. Andechs has been famous since the Middle Ages as a place of pilgrimage and for its brewery, and you can enjoy both for an hour or so.

Visit the monastery (free of charge) and take in the views of nearby Lake Ammersee, or settle in at the beer garden for lunch with a mug of monk-brewed beer (own expense) before return transport to your Munich hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide could not have been better. He was very knowledgeable about everywhere we went and had very good suggestions for places to see with him and after we left him.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Stephan was our guide. He was so knowledgable and patient. I loved this tour and highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Perfect organisation of tour, perfect driver, good car.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Great tour to see a lot in a short time. Tour guide very knowledgable, happy, flexible (changed the tour in the middle to suit our groups needs) and kept us on time for our next event Making reservation was painless. Price was better than any other tours I researched and worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

5+ star. Our guide, Carl, was so delightful as he shared historical, cultural, and social information along our tour. This was the best tour and we enjoyed the aventure tremendously! thank you so much....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Our tour guide of Munich was just the best. His middle name is FLEXIBLE. We had some sights we had not seen on a previous tour and he cover everything on our list. We enjoyed our BMW tour, the Olympic Village with trip to the top of the TV tower to see all of Munich and surrounding area. We had a beer at the Chinese Beer Garden of the English Garden. We saw Hitlers HQ and parade grounds. He even pointed out where a good place to eat would be as he took us back to our hotel. Again I hope I have the opportunity to include a picture of him. He was great at taking pictures of us. He waited for us when we took a tour of the Summer Palace. It was 5 star all the way.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

On our day the weather did not cooperate for a visit to the Monastery. But, our guide expanded the city tour to cover more of the city and a better look at key sites. Great personal service and comfortable transport.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2013

Good tour. We enjoyed the monastery. And the bier garden!! Monks brew the best beer! Our guide Thomas was fantastic. Great guy and very accommodating.

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