Munich Residenz

Enter your dates to find available activities

Munich Residenz: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Munich Highlights by Segway 3-Hour Tour

    1. Munich Highlights by Segway 3-Hour Tour

    All beginnings are difficult – not on a Segway! Before you start your tour of Munich, you will learn how to ride the Segway and realize that it is actually very easy to ride. Experience shows that every customer gets to grips with riding a Segway within minutes. After the initial training you can get on your way and start your own tour of the city. The tour starts at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there you will head towards the English Garden and along the Isar River to the Angel of Peace. Continue on to the Maximilianeum, the seat of the Bavarian Parliament. This building was constructed between 1857 and 1874 by the architect Friedrich Bürklein and fits in with the surroundings by the Isar River. Up the river you will see Museum Island with the Deutsches Museum and the parish church of St. Maximilian on the west bank of the Isar River. Head along Maximilianstraße past the Residenz Theatr...

  • Munich 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    2. Munich 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Explore the vibrant city of Munich in an active way. On this 3-hour guided bike tour you will learn many interesting stories about the history of the city. The bike allows you to quickly and easily reach the famous sights in the city. Take in the special atmosphere of the city as you cycle together through Munich’s streets and listen to your guide’s interesting stories. During the tour you will make a stop at the Hofbräukeller beer garden. Enjoy a cold beer before you continue cycling along the Isar River. The bike ride takes you along Marienplatz, past the Hofbräuhaus, and down Maximilianstrasse, through Königsplatz, past the Pinakothek der Moderne, through Schwabing, and to the English Garden. At the end, the tour returns to the starting point.

    I had a great time on this tour. It had the right balance of history, interesting sites, and hot spots to save for later. For a fit guy in his mid 30s, the tour was not very strenuous, which was really nice because I still had some energy after the tour to continue exploring. The tour guide, Michael was very knowledgeable about the area and history and chatting with him was very enjoyable. Recommended!

  • CityTourCard Munich: Public Transport & Discounts

    3. CityTourCard Munich: Public Transport & Discounts

    With the CityTourCard Munich, you can go anywhere in Bavaria’s beautiful capital city. Just validate your pass at the nearest ticket machine and you are on your way! Upon validation, you will have 24 or 48 hours; or 3, 4, 5, or 6 days to explore the entire city with free and unlimited access to public transportation. Transportation methods include all metro, trams, regional trains, and buses within the city of Munich (Zone M) or the entire MVV network including the airport (Zone M-6). The CityTourCard Munich also allows you to visit some of the city’s most important sights and attractions. Get discounts from plenty of Munich’s museums, exhibitions, theaters, concerts, shops, cafés, and restaurants. If you are traveling as a family, you are in luck. A group is up to 5 adults, with two children between 6- and 14-years old counting as one adult. Munich is waiting for you! You can learn ab...

    Public transportation is hassle free and efficient in Munich. With this card, saves a whole lot of $$$ even if you are just travelling as a couple. And makes communiting a breeze.

  • Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

    4. Munich: 3-Hour Pedicab Tour of Old Town and English Garden

    Enjoy a fun and unique tour experience as you explore Munich in a Pedicab. See more of the city in less time, visit famous locations, and enjoy entertaining commentary from your local guide along the way. Visit the top highlights of Munich's old town and enjoy the beauty of the English Garden. See the Marienplatz and the New Town Hall and admire its neo-Gothic style. Discover the first castle in Munich, the Alter Hof, and head to the colorful Viktualienmarket. Stop by the old Munich city wall and gates, the world famous Hofbräuhaus, and the Hard-Rock Café. Learn about the Opernplatz with the National Theater and Maximiliansstrasse, and admire the beautiful inner courtyards of the Wittelsbacher Residenz. Ride through the baroque courtyard garden of the Residenz with the Hofgarten temple and Bavarian State Chancellery, before you enter the beautiful English Garden with a visit of the Ja...

  • Munich: Gala Concert in the Cuvilliés Theatre

    5. Munich: Gala Concert in the Cuvilliés Theatre

    Experience a concert by the Residenz soloists in one of the most beautiful and important Rococo theaters in Europe where Mozart’s Idomeneo was premiered and where Napoleon was a guest for a performance of Don Giovanni in 1806. The ensemble, consisting of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, performs selected masterpieces of classical music, leaving long-lasting impressions and wonderful memories for the audience.

  • Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

    6. Munich's Old Town by Segway 3-hour Tour

    All beginnings are difficult – not on a Segway! Before you start your tour of Munich, you'll learn how to ride the Segway and realize that it's actually very easy. Experience shows that every customer gets to grips with riding a Segway within minutes. After the initial training you can get on your way and start your tour of the city. The tour starts at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there you will head towards Isator. Ride through Tal towards Viktualienmarket and Marienplatz. See Königsplatz and admire its Neo-Classical buildings. Marvel at the impressive Neo-Gothic New Town Hall. See highlights of Munich's oldtown such as Feldherrnhalle and the Theatine Church. End your tour back at the starting point.

    A fun tour of all the key sites in Munich, covering far more ground than you could on foot. Our guide was very informative, with frequent stops to explain the history behind the sites.

  • Munich: Classical Concert Recital in Max-Joseph-Hall

    7. Munich: Classical Concert Recital in Max-Joseph-Hall

    The best things come in small packages! With wonderful stucco works and crystal chandeliers inside, Max's Joseph Hall is for many a small pearl in the residence and forms the perfect frame for classical concerts. Live chamber music also helps animate the intimate character of the space. The Munich Residence served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918. What began in 1385 as a castle in the north-eastern corner of the city (the Neuveste, or new citadel), was transformed by rulers over the centuries into a magnificent palace, its buildings and gardens extending further and further into the town. The rooms and art collections span a period that begins with the Renaissance, and continues via the early Baroque and Rococo epochs to Neoclassicism. Here you can bear witness to the discriminating taste and the political ambition of t...

    A great concert in a historical palace. Music and the whole performance was enjoyable and beautiful, although I would say it's a bit overpriced.

  • Munich Residenz Concert

    8. Munich Residenz Concert

    The Residenz in the heart of Munich was the city palace, once the seat of the Dukes, Princes, and Kings of Bavaria. The extensive complex is the largest city palace in Germany and contains some of the most lavish interiors in Europe. With its art collections and treasury, it is without a doubt the most important cultural site in all of Bavaria. A particular highlight awaits you every Saturday and Thursday in the Munich Residenz. The Residenz Soloists, together with members of the Munich Philharmonic, give a concert in the Hofkapelle where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart himself once played. The concert program is changed weekly and offers masterpieces of the Baroque and Classical periods by Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Haydn, and works produced by Mozart as a guest composer at the Bavarian court.

    I almost cried when the music started. With Covid-19, I have not listened to live music for months. The flautist was wonderful, and I think the harpsichord player was terrific as well. Thank you for this experience.

  • Munich: Walking Tour

    9. Munich: Walking Tour

    Start in the very heart of Munich, at Marienplatz (St. Mary's Square) with its beautiful New City Hall and view to Frauenkirche (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady). Marvel at St. Peter's, the first and eldest church of Munich. Go inside to admire its precious interior.

    Head to Viktualienmarkt, Germany's biggest food and grocery market with many Bavarian delicacies, to get a feeling for Bavarian food and where you meet some of the vendors. Only some minutes away, visit the famous Hofbräuhaus with its numerous international tourists but also strict Bavarian traditions.

    Continue to Max-Joseph-Square to discover the Royal Residence, where the family of Wittelsbach (the Bavaria kings) lived, loved, and ruled. If there is time left, stop at Fieldmarshall's Hall, erected when the old city walls have been demolished. Discover the evolution Munich has experienced from a ...

  • Munich Residenz: Master Concert in the Hercules Hall

    10. Munich Residenz: Master Concert in the Hercules Hall

    Experience a special evening concert devoted to famous artists of classical music. The concert features masterpieces by Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Bach in the impressive Hercules Hall of the Munich Residenz. The Hercules Hall was originally the throne room of Louis I and was built after the reconstruction as a concert hall. It served as a substitute for Klenze’s destroyed Odeon and was the most important concert hall in Munich up until the opening of the Philharmonic Hall in Gasteig. It got its name from the tapestries on the wall that depict the legend of Hercules and were commissioned by Albrecht V in 1556. With a new concert series, the renowned "Residenz Soloists" want to offer a stage in the cultural capital of Munich to the young, international rising stars of symphony. Under the title of "Star Concerts," these young, passionate talents play an ambitious and diverse program o...

Other Sightseeing Options in Munich Residenz

Want to discover all there is to do in Munich Residenz? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Munich Residenz

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,228 reviews

We booked the tour for 4 people. We really enjoyed the tour. At the beginning we got a short but very good briefing and then we started. With the Segway to the most beautiful sights in Munich. Our tour guide Christine was super friendly and clarified everything with a lot of commitment. We can recommend the tour without hesitation. Was very fun.

Incredibly great! Agnes - you gave us a very magical morning! Individual and a bit of everything! Really great! Beautiful places and beautiful stories. A very warm tour. Couldn't have been more beautiful! Always my pleasure!

Excellent service. I recommend explaining exactly where the Munich airport pass collection desk is located because I had some difficulties and had to contact the airport info point. However I recommend it

Our tour with Agnes was a great experience. We saw a lot and were informed about the history and background in a very positive way. Absolutely recommendable

Mike was our guide. He was very knowledgeable & informative about Munich & Bavaria. We highly recommend him. Danke!!