Free tour

OLD TOWN'S Architectural Treasures of Munich

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: German, English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on June 06, 2023

As an architect living in Munich, I am happy to show you the hidden architectural treasures of my city. I've been on quite a few trips myself, including Chile, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Europe and the USA. In contact with local people, I have always come closest to the country. In my free time I like to climb and boulder. Born in Germany, I have Spanish roots and ancestors from Estonia - an international mix :) I speak fluent German, English and Spanish and also some French.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description


We will discover the key architectural treasures of Munich’s old town together during an entertaining 2:15 hour city walk.

We begin with the famous Frauenkirche, a gothic masterpiece underneath which lies a Romanesque treasure. Then, following the several superlatives of the ‘Michaelskirche,’ the first Renaissance church north of the Alps, we will dive into the abundance of Baroque and Rococo Styles with forms, colors, and the play of light and shadow.

Shortly after, we will discover the strict classicism of the Bayerische Staatsoper and be amazed by the unique local style 'Maximilianstil' and its almost forgotten architect - a great example of Historicism. 

We will drive down Maximilian Street by tramway to rest our feet (ticket price included). We arrive at the Isar River to continue our walk in beautiful nature to discover street art, a great modern museum, and the coolest temporary rooftop bar. It's a great place to rest, eat, and drink under palm trees. Here our tour ends with the famous ‘Canaletto View’ over the historic center. 

Choose from the following languages: German, English.

You are welcome to pay in cash or with Paypal at the end of the tour ;)

Best, Philipp

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Frauenplatz 1, 80331 München, Germany
    Frauenplatz 1, 80331 München, Germany
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    I will be waiting for you at the bronze city model, that is located 50 meters on the left side of the entrance to the church Frauenkirche. I can be easily recognized by my colorful backpack and grey cap. Getting there: It's best to get off at the S-Bahn and subway station U3/6 'Marienplatz' and walk 5 minutes to the meeting point. From the central station 'Hauptbahnhof München' it is a 15 min walk.

  • 1
    Free admission
  • 2
    Free admission
  • 3
    Free admission
    Trinity Church
  • 4
    Free admission
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Bavarian State Opera
  • 6
    Outside visit
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    Outside visit
  • 8
    Outside visit
    St. Lukas Kirche
  • 9
    Outside visit
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Müllersches Volksbad
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Sudeten German Museum
  • 12
    Free admission
    Dachgarten - auf dem Gasteig

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Jule 23 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Super Tour und tolle Erfahrung! Philipp war sehr authentisch. Es hat richtig Spaß gemacht ihm zuzuhören. Trotzdem, dass ich selbst einmal in München gelebt habe und die Stadt gut kenne, habe ich spannende neue Ecken kennen gelernt. Das war auf jeden Fall nicht die letzte Tour, die ich bei Philipp buchen werde und ich werde ihn definitiv auch weiter empfehlen. Vielen Dank!
Johanna 21 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Was für eine wunderbare Tour! Philipp, als leidenschaftlicher Architekt, zeigte uns die wichtigsten architektonischen Schätze Münchens. Wir waren beeindruckt von den unterschiedlichen Architekturstilen, die man in der Stadt entdecken kann – von der Gotik über den Barock bis hin zur Moderne war alles dabei. Wir hatten eine großartige Zeit und können Philipp und seine einzigartige Tour nur wärmstens empfehlen!
Christian 21 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Our Munich city tour with Philipp was absolutely incredible! As a passionate and knowledgeable architect, Philipp guided us through the city's stunning architectural wonders with unmatched enthusiasm. We were amazed by the diverse range of styles, from the intricate Gothic buildings to the elegant Baroque structures, and even the sleek modern designs. Each stop on the tour was a delightful discovery, making the experience both educational and enjoyable. If you want an unforgettable tour that showcases Munich's architectural beauty, we highly recommend joining Philipp.
Moe 20 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Philipp ist ein Top-Stadtführer, mit viel Leidenschaft für Architektur und Humor! Wir hatten eine Menge Spaß auf der Zeitreise von der Gotik bis in die Moderne. Besonders hat uns auch sein anschauliches "Ansichtsmaterial" gefallen. Jeder Zeit gerne wieder!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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