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English Free walking tour of Munich - Fun & informative!

Your Guru: Jax - Heart of Munich Tours
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5.0
65 ratings
  • Munich
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

Hello! My name is Jax and I'm a British expat who's lived in Munich since 2016 with my wonderful German wife. I became a tour guide once arriving and fell in love with this type of work so decided to become a professional guide. Over the last 5 years I have worked for two of the best travel agencies in Munich as a freelancer and in March 2021 I started my own tour guide ... More

Hello! My name is Jax and I'm a British expat who's lived in Munich since 2016 with my wonderful German wife. I became a tour guide once arriving and fell in love with this type of work so decided to become a professional guide. Over the last 5 years I have worked for two of the best travel agencies in Munich as a freelancer and in March 2021 I started my own tour guide business 'Heart of Munich Tours'. So far I have received over 250 five-star reviews across Tripadvisor, Google, Getyourguide, Viator, Guruwalk and other platforms. I would say my tour guide style is interactive, passionate, clear spoken, inclusive, fun and sometimes theatrical. I always bring my iPad on the tour to share lots of old photos and pictures to help bring history to life!

About the Tour

Join me for a fun and informative 2.5 hour walking tour around the wonderful old city of Munich. Along the way you will learn about the origins of the city, crazy king's, local legends, third Reich history and of course the Bavarian culture, traditions and beer!

The ‘Altstadt’ (old city) might be a small area but around every corner you will find interesting history and architecture spanning the last 860 years. I make sure to take you through a mixture of main squares, alleyways and back streets.

The tour starts at the column in the centre of Munich's centre square 'Marienplatz'. I will be holding a white umbrella which says 'Free tour' and 'Heart of Munich Tours'. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts so that you can find me! I'll also make sure you get some great recommendations for restaurants, things to do and places to spend an evening watching the sunset.

Area's we usually visit: 

  • Marienplatz
  • New Town Hall
  • Frauenkirche (Cathedral)
  • Odeonsplatz
  • Royal Residence Palace and gardens
  • Hofbräuhaus
  • Viktualienmarkt (food market) 
  • Glockenspiel (Morning tours only)


Start times:
Every Friday to Sunday at 10.30am and Saturday 2pm.


Weather:
During colder months I will do my best to make sure the tour is either undercover or indoors as much as possible so that you are comfortable.

The average group size is 10 - 25 people throughout the year but it can be slightly more or less depending on the season and what events are happening in the city.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: We meet at the column in the middle of Marienplatz. I will be holding a white umbrella which says 'Free tour' and 'Heart of Munich Tours'. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the tour start time and show your booking email on arrival.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (65)

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Professionalism
4.97
Fun
4.92
Expression
4.94
Quality
4.91
Route
4.84
Julia Regensburg 01/23/2022

Gerne wieder! Informativ, spannend und witzig verpackt. Vielen Dank Jax!

Tijana Munich 01/23/2022

I went to many tours when visiting cities and this one was one of the best! Jax is making sure it is fun so I remembered everything he talked about. He has a story about each place we visited and his way of conveying stories really makes it easy to picture everything hundreds years ago!

Response from Jax - Heart of Munich Tours
Thank you Tijana! I’m happy you liked my style of tour guiding and count me as one of your best tour experiences!
Veronika Vienna 01/22/2022

Thanks Jax, you brought passion and fun to a cold winter tour, it was perfect!

Response from Jax - Heart of Munich Tours
Thanks Veronika. It was nice to meet you! Safe travels back to Vienna.
Alessandro Munich 01/18/2022

Fun and informative tour, it felt like a nice walk in the city with friends. Jax is really friendly and good at what he does. A great opportunity to meet new people, especially if you are new in town.

Response from Jax - Heart of Munich Tours
So glad you enjoyed my tour and see the effort I put into making the tour fun, relaxed and feel like you are spending time with friends.
Carina Munich 01/16/2022

Wir fanden die Tour durch München mega unterhaltsam und sehr informativ. Wir haben viel gesehen und die Zeit verging wie im Flug. Daher können wir die Tour auf jeden Fall empfehlen!

Response from Jax - Heart of Munich Tours
Danke Carina für die Schöne Bewertung!
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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!