CitySightseeing (www.citysightseeing-munich.com) offers a 1-hour Stadtrundfahrt (City Tour) on double-decker open-top buses, with hop-on, hop-off service at 13 different stops. Tours depart daily (10am–5pm) about every 20 minutes from Bahnhofsplatz in front of the main train station; cost is 20€ adults, 9€ children. Buy your ticket onboard or get a discounted price online. To go farther afield and visit major attractions in Munich’s environs (such as Neuschwanstein, Ludwig II’s famous castle), contact Sightseeing Gray Line, Schützenstrasse 9 (www.grayline.com; tel. 089/54907560). All tours have miltilingual commentary.
For a more active experience, tour Munich by bicycle with the English-speaking ex-pats at Mike’s Bike Tours (www.mikesbiketours.com; tel. 089/2554-3988). The 4-hour tour (31€ adults, 16€ children) spins around the sights of central Munich, including an hour in a beer garden (lunch not included). Tour depart daily from March through mid-November at 11:15am; from mid-April through August there’s also a tour at 4pm. All tours meet 15 minutes before setting off, under the tower of the Altes Rathaus on Marienplatz. No need to reserve, just show up. Tour price includes bike rental and helmet. In the winter, tours are held only on Saturdays at noon, and you must reserve in advance.
Munich Walk Tours (www.munichwalktours.de; tel. 0171/274-0204), conducted in English, include a daily 10:45am City Walk tour (also at 2:45pm in high season), or a 2 1/2-hour Hitler’s Munich tour (Nov–Mar daily at 10:15am) for 12€ adults, 10€ under 26, free for kids under 14. Additional offerings include a Beer and Brewery tour as well as a food walk exploring Bavarian cuisine. All walks meet at Tourist Information on Marienplatz. No need to reserve; you pay the guide (identifiable by a yellow sign).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.