Our sales office and also our Bike Rental premises are located in Munich Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof), in the area just across from platforms 32-34. This is a side part of the station. Coming from the central hall where the inter-city trains leave, simply walk along platform 26 and turn right at the end. You'll see platforms 32-34. Turn around, and there we are!
The tour times we give are not meeting times, but departure times. Please be here at least 15 minutes before the given departure time. For example, Neuschwanstein 9.30am means that the tour leaves our office at 9.30am. You need to be here at 9.15am for this tour.
Please note that if you are late it may not be possible for the guide to wait for you. They have a train to catch.
Mostly, yes, but not always. For most of the year, it's fine to turn up 15 minutes before the tour departs and purchase a ticket without an advance reservation, especially for afternoon tours.
*** PLEASE NOTE: it is better to have a reservation or advance ticket purchase for morning tours – especially the Dachau Memorial 9.15am tour and the Neuschwanstein and Salzburg day trips – during the busy summer months. For example, if you simply turn up without a reservation 15 minutes before the Neuschwanstein tour departs in July, we cannot guarantee that you will get a place on the tour. If you are unsure, simply phone us.
Students: If you are a student, you get a discount. Any valid ID is acceptable.
Castle entrance: Entrance to the internal tours of Neuschwanstein Castle and Herrenchiemsee Palace are free to under 18 year olds.
Kids: Children up to 5 years old do not pay for our tours. Children 6-13 years old pay an reduced amount.
Transport: If you have a valid transport ticket - for example, a Eurail pass - that permits you to travel with our tour group without us covering your transport costs, you are entitled to a discount on the overall tour price. Please seek our advice before opting for this. It is not always in your interest to use of one day of a Eurail pass in order to make a saving on a tour ticket price.
*PLEASE NOTE. If you are entitled to a discount, please say so before you purchase your ticket. Retrospective discounts cannot be given after the ticket has been purchased.
Our tours are mostly outdoors and run irrespective of the weather. Please dress for local weather conditions. Munich summertime can be warm and sunny but with intermittent rain showers. Wintertime can be pretty cold by European standards. We recommend comfortable walking shoes, especially for the Dachau Memorial tour and also for day trips such as to Neuschwanstein Castle.
If you wish to get the student discount, we need to see valid student ID.
If you are travelling with your own rail transport (which qualifies you for a discount) you need to bring valid rail tickets with you, as you will be responsible for showing this to ticket inspectors. Please seek our advice before opting for this.
For the Salzburg Day Trip, please bring your passport.
For the Dachau Memorial tour and also for day trips, we recommend that you bring snacks such as sandwiches – and also water, especially on hot summer days.
Most of our tours are walking tours, and while they go at a normal walking pace and are not at all strenuous, there are some that may not be so good for people with mobility difficulties. The Neuschwanstein tour involves an uphill walk of approx. 25 minutes. The evening Beer and Food Tour involves a tour of an old medieval building which has steep and narrow staircases and no wheelchair access.
Please feel free to phone or email us about mobility and wheelchair access for specific tours.
Mostly yes. Our tours of central Munich (such as the Beer tour or the 3rd Reich walking tour) involve very brief train or tram rides (no more than a few minutes). Our day trips, such as to Salzburg or Nuremberg, involve train journeys of approx. 2 hours there and back. In all cases, the actual tour takes place on foot. Germany's train system is one of the best in the world – fast, clean and comfortable.
The longer day trips include time for lunch breaks, and your guide will always recommend convenient places for you to purchase refreshments. The actual cost of refreshments is not included in the ticket price however.
Exceptions: food and (some) drink is included in the ticket price of the afternoon Food tour and evening Beer and Food tour.
Yes, please – if you think they have worked hard for you and earned it.
Munich tourism is highly competitive – and this is great news for visitors, because it means that tour prices are cheap. There are few other places in Europe where you can get a 10 hour day trip including the cost of your rail ticket for less than €40. This is not such good news for our guides, however, because competitive ticket prices place a limit on how much we can pay them. For many guides, tips from happy customers can make the difference. If you enjoy the tour, please feel free to show your appreciation by tipping the guide.
Please note: do not tip your guide inside the Dachau Memorial Site. To do so is against the rules of the Memorial.