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Unusual guided tours of the city

From the Night Watchman's Tour to a Tour of Filming Locations: these Munich tours are simply something different.

Barokoko Tour of Munich

 

The personalities who shaped the Munich cityscape during the Baroque era are amongst the most colourful figures in history. The architecture inspired by the Italian Baroque style, constructed under the Elector of Bavaria Ferdinand Maria, still draws people from all over the world. Indeed, even Munich's character was born during this epoch. The 'Barokoko' city tour organised by EPOCA Kulturerlebnisse encourages visitors to journey into the past and provides a cross-section of the fascinating epochs throughout the city's history. However, the tour does not overlook the fact that the city's exuberant splendour has had its price and also includes an honest look behind the scenes. As these are exclusive guided tours rather than open tours, they can be arranged to suit. The guided tours can be arranged for a minimum of two people.

 

To book a tour: Tel 089/21031186 / Website: www.epoca-kulturerlebnisse.de

 

The Night Watchman's Tour in Munich

 

Night watchmen were responsible for ensuring order in the city when the lights gradually went out behind the windows. Our night watchman tells the stories that he experienced during his nightly forays into the city in a one-of-a-kind guided tour. Alois knows all Munich's secret alleys and dark corners but also takes his companions back into a long-forgotten world. Dressed in historical costume, the night watchman vividly brings the city's history to life with lots of charm, carefully researched facts, amusing anecdotes and, at times, crass comments. Along the way he also provides answers to questions like: Why is the spire of St. Peter's Church, commonly known as 'Old Peter's' at an angle? Has anyone ever seen the venerated Saint Onuphrius? And where does the name "Ludwig the Strict" come from?

 

Meeting point: every day at 21:00 at the Maria Column in the Marienplatz Square / Website: www.weisser-stadtvogel.de

 

Monaco di Baviera - Italian tour through Munich

 

Munich is often described as the northernmost city of Italy – and quite rightly so. It is not just the southern position of the Bavarian state capital that helps you to feel transported to the land of pasta and amore whilst sipping a glass of wine on warm summer evenings on the Odeonsplatz Square, it is also the fact that the Munich cityscape is clearly shaped by Italian influences. Tourists, as well as interested locals, can follow the vestiges of Italy through the Old Town on the "Monaco di Baviera" tour. The tour also provides insights into the changing relationship of Munich to its southern neighbours throughout history, into Italian culture and, of course, into its history of art.

 

To book a tour: Tel. 089/21031186 / Website: www.epoca-kulturerlebnisse.de

 

Tour of Filming Locations in Munich

 

Where is workshop that belonged to Eder, the cabinet-maker, and his goblin Pumuckl, from the long-running German TV series "Meister Eder und sein Pumuckl"? Where do police officers Bartl and Kandler from the hit German TV series "München 7" hunt for criminals? And along which Munich streets did "Monaco Franze" amble with his many women in the 1980s TV series "Der ewige Stenz"? There are so many film and TV locations to be discovered in the Bavarian state capital. But you need someone who knows where they are to be found. Sebastian Kuboth has the answers and offers sightseeing tours to the different locations. Using photos, anecdotes and background information on the productions, actors and buildings, he brings these places back to life. Interested parties can call the native Munich man directly or e-mail him with a list of the locations you would like to visit – he will then put together an individual tour based on this.

 

Enquires: Tel. 089/33035348 / Website: http://www.drehorte-muenchen.de/

 

Comedy Tour in Munich

 

A guided tour can be such fun – especially when it's a comedy tour. Every Friday and Saturday, the 'fun-mobile' drives around the city, accompanied by comedians to ensure that everyone has a great time. Visitors experience Munich in the form of gags, stories and unusual activities during the 80-minute drive by the main attractions. Laughter is not just permitted here but the order of the day! Whether you're passing Marienplatz Square, the Hofbräuhaus or Nymphenburg Palace: this is sightseeing the fun-filled way!

 

Meeting point: every Friday and Saturday at 20:30 at ZOB stop no. 7, Arnulfstrasse 21 / Website: www.comedytour.de 


City Tour for Art Lovers and Connoisseurs

 

"Munich radiates": the writer Thomas Mann understood this about Munich, the city he called home. It would be hard to express better Munich's colourful and intense radiance. The "München leuchtet (Munich radiates)" tour is dedicated to this theme of colour. As a combination of a guided city tour and art excursion, visitors not only get to know visual highlights of the Old Town but also gain insights into the lifestyles of the colourful personalities who have shaped Munich. A visit to the Brandhorst Collection is also included with the themed city tour and a colourful lunch – everything under the watchword: colour!

 

To book a tour: Tel. 089/21031186 / Website: www.epoca-kulturerlebnisse.de