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Our tour guide Josh was great. He was like a Jewish Colin Quinn (gruff and humorous) with an encyclopedic knowledge of the landmarks and useful suggestions for further study about the rise of the Third Reich. I found the tour revelatory and frighteningly topical in light of the political climate in the US today. If you have an interest in history, I highly recommend it! He also led to me the best bratwurst in town...
It was a good walk, our guide Chris was knowledgeable and he cound widen the ones perspective regarding the epok and the city and the people involved. I highly recommend this walk to everybody who visiting the city of munich
Delve into Munich’s dark past and the birth of the Nazi ideology on a revealing 2.5-hour city walking tour. Led by a knowledgeable guide, discover the sites that provided backdrops to Adolf Hitler and his followers as they set about founding the Third Reich, giving Munich its title as the ‘Capital of the Nazi Movement.’ See beer-halls where Nazi brown shirts first gathered, buildings from where Hitler delivered speeches, and memorials to opposers of the movement, all as your guide charts the events that saw Hitler take power in 1933.
Half-Day Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Walking Tour with a Local Guide from Munich by Train
, Feb 2020
Very interesting but sad tour. The meeting place was a popular visitor area and easy to find. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered questions confidently. The trip consisted of a train and bus ride which was all arranged by guide, overall excellent experience
Alex was fantastic from start to finish, train issues at the very start of the tour but Alex kept us informed of what was happening and about the delays etc, the whole tour was fantastic, Alex was informative and extremely knowledgable, he was able to answer all questions we had, very friendly and very easy to understand, I would recommend this tour and this company to anyone, although quite a hard/difficult topic it’s a must see if your in Munich.
Gain insight into Munich’s dark past with a moving half-day tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, including transport by train from Munich. Take a guided tour of the camp’s cells, barracks and gas chamber, learn about Dachau’s role as Germany’s first concentration camp and read prisoners' stories of the atrocities carried out under the Nazi regime. You’ll also have the opportunity to pay your respects at the poignant memorial site and watch an emotional documentary about the camp.
I just returned from our day tour of Nuremberg. Our tour guide was Chris and he was full of information and very pleasant. The tour started on time and Chris went out of his way to show us as many of the historical places. We were not scheduled to go to the courthouse on this tour but because it was a young group and we were moving fairly quickly so we took a group vote and shorten lunch to half an hour and did it all. There is lots to see in Nuremberg so I would suggest that you would require more than a day to really see everything. It is an easy 2-hour train ride from Munich. Well worth the visit
The tour was relaxing and a really interesting but freezing day. The long history of Nuremburg being a highlight. The guide was great, I cannot remember his name other than he was Algerian French. A really cool guy, informative and friendly, he did well in keeping an eye on quite a large group and making sure everyone was together.
Discover beautiful Nuremberg — site of Hitler’s infamous propaganda rallies — on a 10-hour rail tour from Munich. Relax on the comfortable train ride to Nuremberg, take a guided tour of city attractions like Congress Hall and medieval old town, then enjoy some free time to make an optional visit to the Documentation Center. Soak up German history, sample local delicacies, and snap photos of the medieval and gothic accents that decorate this modern city.
The ultimate Munich history experience: private & personalized
From $101.18 (Price varies by group size )
Very informative showing us the Old with the New.
, Jan 2020
Sandra was very informative and knows her history. She has only lived in Munich for 3 years and already has gained a lot of knowledge on the City. She had a plan of everything she wanted to show us and did a great job explaining everything. Our tour went into the evening and she had many photos to go with the stories of the history that occurred in many of the locations.
This was a pleasant time. The guide we had was a really sweet girl. She tried her very hardest to keep us engaged and interested. It was a difficult for her because much of the city was cut off due to Oktoberfest parades and she was not prepared for that. Understand that you are with a local, not a tour guide. The benefit is that you can tweak as you go to make sure the experience is your own! In retrospect, I would have requested someone more in common with mine and my husbands ages. Our tour guide was 19 and so couldn't provide the recommendations for restaurants, bars, etc and insight that I had hoped, but next time I will just request someone older. Let me reiterate, our guide was so eager to please us and tried really hard. She was ontime and flexible.
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.
Jax is awesome. He is very extroverted and kept everybody engaged the whole time. He got lots of historical knowledge to share and the tour was super fun and informative. Jax, all the best to you and your bavarian princess. I love you man #nohomo
We enjoyed Thomas, our tour guide, very much. It was fun, but the pace of the tour was slow for us. In retrospect, we would have preferred to just hit some of the breweries on our own and gone at our own pace. We aren’t really “tour” people. That being said, again, Thomas was great.
Get a dose of Bavaria's iconic beer culture with this food and beer tour in Munich. Home of Oktoberfest and a collection of famous beer halls and beer gardens, Bavaria's beautiful capital invites visitors from around the globe with its promise of fun and camaraderie. Partner with a savvy guide for an insider look at this tradition of imbibing. You’ll hit local haunts and enjoy Bavarian nibbles in the company of fellow beer aficionados.
Romantic Road, Rothenburg, and Harburg Day Tour from Munich
, Jan 2020
We had a wonderful tour. I do not remember the name of the guide but he was half german and half french and he was just wonderful. Very informative, looked out for the other travelers when crossing busy streets, good information for food and very knowledgeable.
We had an amazing tour the week of Christmas, beer to purchase on the bus, great tour guide. We were able to have ample time at the Christmas markets and got to eat locally. I highly recommend this tour
Admire the countryside, castles, and villages of Germany’s Romantic Road on a day trip from Munich. Enjoy a coach drive along the iconic Road, a famously picturesque route through Bavaria’s mountains and forests. Stop at 11th-century Harburg Castle, one of Germany’s oldest fortifications, and continue to Rothenburg, a beautifully preserved medieval town of cobbled lanes, squares, and half-timbered houses. See top attractions such as the Renaissance-era Town Hall, enjoy free time to wander, have lunch (own expense), and more.
It rained the day of our tour so the view was not as good as I would have liked. But the tour guide made the best of it and we all had a very pleasant time. It would have been nice if we the tour had reservations for the restaurant at the eagle's nest and we had been informed of this in advance.
Visit the Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Adolf Hitler’s famous mountaintop retreat, on this day trip from Munich. Travel by air-conditioned coach through Bavaria’s lush mountainscapes, and ride a bus and elevator to the lodge, 6,148 feet (1,834 meters) up Mt. Kehlstein. See where Hitler entertained dignitaries, view the hall where weddings and conferences were staged, and explore the terrace to admire the spectacular Alpine views—vistas that Hitler, ironically, found challenging due to his vertigo. Enjoy time for lunch (own expense) and the option to visit the Nazi Documentation Center Museum.
Lots of interesting fun facts that gave some perspective during castle tour. 10 out of 10 would recommend. Non luxury tour seemed like it would have been over crowded, rushed and less relaxed. Having tickets purchased for you is a time saver and is a guarantee you will will be able to get to see the castle. Elizabeth our guide was very informative and extra polite!
Add a bit of legend and enchantment to your German vacation with a full-day trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof from Munich. Relax for the scenic coach ride through the Bavarian Alps, then spend hours exploring the former royal residences, sources of inspiration for modern fairy tales like Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty. In your small group, tour the castle’s opulent halls, unique spaces and the incredible kitchens. Conclude with free time in the charming village of Oberammergau.
My wife and I really enjoyed the walking tour around Munich's city centre. We hadn't appreciated just how much was destroyed in WWII but the restoration work has created a lovely city centre without too much glass and steel modern buildings. Our guides annecdotes were entertaining and we especially enjoyed the break at the Hofbrauhaus. The opulence of the churches was omething we were not expecting and our guide put them all into perspective in covering the history of German's 'Italian' state.
Our guide Contessa was very knowledgeable on the history and spoke excellent English. She was very nice and accommodating. The meeting spot was a bit of a distance from our hotel as we stayed by the train station but it was the perfect location to see the sights. Our group was just the two of us and our guide. Contessa strives to keep her groups small. This is a good overview of the city and the history and highly recommend it. But you will walk a lot so wouldn't recommend it immediately upon arriving from overseas.
Jessica, my tour guide was absolutely fantastic! Her depth of knowledge of Munich perfectly balanced historical learning, major sites, and local favorites. We started at Starbucks, so easy meeting point and walked for a few hours. Small group indeed - I was the only one on the tour! I highly recommend!!
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.
Lydia was an incredible tour guide! She made sure we saw all the highlights, including the best restaurants In the city. She was very thoughtful in making sure she understood what we were interested in and geared her tour specific to our interests. I HIGHLY recommend doing this tour as it provides a lay of the land and gives you an opportunity to see the areas of interest for the remaining days of your vacation. She even sent us additional information the next day for additional highlights of interests for our remaining days of vacation. We were very happy with our tour and would recommend doing this! It was very helpful and made our trip that more enjoyable!
Many travelers skim the surface of cities they visit—seeing the sights and moving on. Connect with the true Munich on this private custom walking tour with a local. Tell them your wish-list, and let them bring the city alive, as a friend would. Get directions, cultural tips, and restaurant suggestions; discover off-the-radar sights, and get a meaningful take on the city that helps you get more from your stay.
Annette my guide was wonderful! The bus was clean, ride was smooth. I'm very glad I have joined this tour and get to go to 3 places without using my brain at all! Yes you are paying more but there is no fuzz!
I would highly recommend to everyone!
Witness the fairy tale castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, created by Germany’s 19th-century King Ludwig II, on a day trip from Munich. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, admire Bavaria's magnificent scenery as you journey to Linderhof, Ludwig’s rococo-style hunting lodge and last home. Join an optional interior tour and then continue to Neuschwanstein, a picture book clutch of turrets and chambers that inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Enjoy free time in nearby Hohenschwangau village for lunch and to explore Neuschwanstein’s grounds, and take an optional castle tour. Entrance fees not included.
Berchtesgaden Town and Mountains and the Eagle's Nest from Munich
, Nov 2019
Great experience, tour guide was knowledgeable and was very nice. The trip itself was awesome and definitely had enough time allotted for the tour and lunch. We also stopped at a small village in the valley which was picturesque and a good place for coffee, shopping or just exploring.
Although we could not go up to Eagle's nest due to bad weather, the organisers had already planned a plan B -Salt mine in Berchtesgaden which is very nice and interesting. Katharina, the guide on the bus was very nice and we enjoyed the information she gave us. Mentor, our driver was also very nice. He also offered us drinks on board.
Great day tour with a knowledgeable guide who made the time on the road fly by with a well researched perspective on both Munich and the Eagles Nest and also Berchtesgaden. Katarina was friendly and kept us well informed all day. I would recommend this trip without hesitation
Getting from Munich to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) by public transport makes for a long day trip. Avoid stressing about connections or the hassle of arranging a rental car, and take this relaxing tour instead. Explore the Dokumentation Obersalzberg museum and Eagle's Nest at your expense, and stop at the alpine town of Berchtesgaden. If bad weather renders Eagle’s Nest inaccessible, visit the Berchtesgaden salt mines instead.
Discover Nuremberg’s rich and storied past on a full-day bus and walking tour from Munich. Relax on the comfortable ride to Nuremberg, then take a guided tour of the city, famous as the epicenter of the Nazi propaganda campaign. See attractions like Congress Hall and historic old town, and learn about the birth of the Third Reich empire. Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore, sample local foods and snap souvenir photos.
Romantic Road: Rothenburg ob der Tauber and More Private Tour
From $479.01 (Price varies by group size )
, Oct 2019
We had an amazing day with our guide, Jan, seeing many beautiful locations in Bavaria. We could not have asked for a better guide. Jan was very knowledgeable, personable, and funny. He helped us maximize our time. Rothenburg, Dinkelsbuhl, and the Harburg Castle were the highlights of our trip to Germany. This is a must-take tour.
See Germany’s Romantic Road on a private day trip from Munich and discover its showpiece sights with ease. With your own private guide for a group of up to seven people, you’ll travel to Harburg Castle, Dinkelsbühl, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, hearing about the history of the culture-rich route as you go. Free time to sightsee, shop, and explore is included at each stop.
Recommend this tour if you are visiting Munich. Start place is easy to find & conveniently located. James was really good in covering as much history in the tour time. Visiting Dachau is a somber experience & James provided incredible insight. Adding half an hour more to let visitors read details at the memorial site would be a great idea. Everything else was wonderful about the tour.
James was an excellent tour guide. He gave us so much history about Dachau and all of Germany during that time. He did an awesome job of maneuvering our group through all the other tour groups and made sure we were able to see everything even though it was very busy that day. I would highly recommend James! He even helped point out other places to go around Munich.
Tour the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site during an informative visit with a small group. Travel by train from central Munich and walk the grounds with a guide to learn about the 12-year history and operations of the first Nazi concentration camp—established by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Your guide details the brutal system of oppression at Dachau during World War II and the suffering experienced by its prisoners.
Our guide Alun was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and extremely sensitive with what is a very difficult part of history to relay. He took time to relay events which spanned 12 years (prior, during and at liberation). I enjoyed his insight, felt he was very well read and extremely sensitve. I know that this may not be the easiest job in the work to do repeatedly, but i felt that Alun was compelled to educate us and did this with respect to us, to the subject and to the atmosphere of the site. I also liked how the groups are kept small, giving us plenty of individual attention and answering every single question we had (which as you can imagine with the subject matter - were plentiful).
Explore Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site on this half-day tour from Munich. Travel by train from Munich to Dachau with a guide, and visit the former concentration camp. During your guided tour, gain insight into the brutality of the Nazi regime and learn of the 42,000 innocent prisoners who lost their lives there. Explore the history of the Third Reich in the visitors' center, and read of the camp’s historical context from the prisoners’ perspective.
Skip-the-Line Neuschwanstein Castle Half-Day Tour from Munich
From $147.19 (Price varies by group size )
, Sep 2019
The 6 hour day trip turned into almost 9 hrs due to the travel. The train ride there took about 45 minutes, but the train ride back was over 2.5 hrs. Would have been nice to know that beforehand. Especially since the castle tour was less than 30 mins.
We took off on a train and 3/4 of the way there we switched to two vans. These drivers did not slow down for any thing. The one van that i was in made alot of noise and my group wondered if it was going to make it to the castle. 8o minutes later we made it there. He told us that after the tour to meet him back at the van. We did not see him until after the tour. We had no time after the tour to grab something to eat or look in the shops befor we had to be back to the vans. Then the driver took off and was talking and driving on both sides of the road. He took us to a train station about 20 minutes away gave us our train tickets and said have a good trip back. 3 and 1/2 hours later we made it back to Munich. The castle tour was nice .but a lot of walking up and down the trail. Make sure your in good shape
Neuschwanstein Castle is very interesting and very stunning. Viator has to stop advising the Skip-The-Line. There is no such option there. Tickets are set with a group number and assigned a set entrance time. There is no option to skip anything except waiting your groups time.
Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairy tale castle on which Disney’s Cinderella castle is based, is a must-see when in the Munich area. Wait time for tours can take several hours; this ‘skip-the-line' tour is essential for making the most of your time in Bavaria. Hauptbanhof, Munich’s Central Station, is your convenient pick up and drop off spot for this round-trip tour. Your informative driver will guide you through the castle, so you won’t miss a thing.
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.
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site And Third Reich Day Tour From Munich
Knowledgable, friendly guide
, Dec 2019
Alan is very knowledgeable, friendly, punctual. A somber day due to the material, but I walked away with a very good understanding of the material Alan does a great job prepping you for the excursio . I'm very glad to have had him as my guide. I would highly recommend this trip and Alan!
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Alun Evans. He made it very informative but not overwhelming. We were a small group of 5 people so it was always easy to hear what Alun was saying. He showed us many important areas of where the Third Reich functioned in Munich. It is definitely a tour worth taking and you will not be disappointed.
Explore Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and take a Third Reich walking tour of Munich on this full-day, small-group tour. Visit Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp in Germany during the Holocaust. Learn how it served as a model for all the other camps that followed it and listen to the heart-wrenching stories of Dachau’s many prisoners. Then, return to Munich to see sites associated with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, and gain insight into this dark period of Munich's past. This tour includes transport and the services of a guide.
A half day in Munich with a local: private & personalized
From $101.18 (Price varies by group size )
Good tour; covered man of the main tourist attractions
, Jan 2020
We had a good tour with Sandra. We met at the hotel, and took the subway to MarienPlatz to start the tour. We were able to see several very historic churches and attractions in the center city/old city areas. Lots of walking and we also had lunch at a Bier Garden which was fun.
Few things to know. We toured with our 8 year old; although we were very interested (especially with the Medieval and World War II history), she wasn't quite as excited. Although there are some child friendly things to do in Munich, should be aware that it's tricky to keep a younger child occupied. Also, we did the tour in December. It was cold (high of about 32-36 F); so amke sure you dress warmly but be aware that you may need to duck into coffee shops and other places to stay warm. And finally, Munich maintains a lot of religious traditions. Although some of the tourist sites are open on Sunday (museums, churches, Olympic Park, restaurants), many of the retail shops are closed (except maybe at the train station or airport). So if you want to do some shopping in the popular areas, you may not have many options on a Sunday.
If aware of the above you'll have a great time!
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.
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.
Avoid the chaos of public transportation, and visit Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and SS (Schutzstaffel) shooting range in Hebertshausen by the comfort of an air-conditioned coach on this day tour from Munich. First take a guided tour of the memorial site, and spend time exploring the memorial and museum on your own. Then take a short ride over to the shooting-range grounds where more than 4,000 casualties happened during WWII.
Jaime knows the history of the site and has talked with survivors of incarceration there. He understands the impact facing those on the tour and is matter-of-fact rather than sensationalist I his narrative.
It was an informative and moving experience.
Having just toured Dachau with Jaime, I would like to thank him for an insightful, respectful experience. He explained the historical timelines, and the creation of these camps and their horrors within. He engaged with all of our group, and answered all questions with knowledge and sensitivity. The art pieces in the camp, created by artists with personal history there, are memorable and thought provoking; Jaime described the meanings behind them.
Dachau was the first concentration camp the Nazis opened in 1933, and in these troubled times, its lessons have never been more relevant. Join a certified guide who has listened to the stories of many survivors over the years during this half-day tour for richer insights than you'd achieve if exploring independently. This tour includes entrance fees and transfers from Munich by train and shuttle bus with access to Wi-Fi.
Excellent tour guide, she stuck to the schedule, was cheerful, and kept us well informed. My only complaint is there was such a short time in Salzburg and I wish we could have spent more time exploring its charms. However, the lake tour/boat ride was the best part -- absolutely beautiful, scenic, and totally worth the additional cost.
Immerse yourself in Salzburg, sights from the ‘The Sound of Music’ movie and Austria’s Lake District on a day trip from Munich. Absorb the beautiful Lower Bavarian Alps as you journey south to Salzburg, and enjoy free time to explore its churches, squares and filming locations from the ‘Sound of Music’ movie independently. Continue through the Lake District toward the postcard-pretty town of St Wolfgang, and ogle the glorious mountain scenery on an optional boat trip on Lake Wolfgang. Lastly, return to Munich via gorgeous Lake Mondsee, where several scenes from the ‘Sound of Music’ movie were filmed.