Where Munich’s old town is today, i.e. around Marienplatz, there were huge forests and the raging River Isar in the Neolithic Age. Monks settled on the Petersbergl. They built a small church and a monastery. Today the “Old Peter” church stands on this spot. The village was called “forum apud munichen”, i.e. “market by the monks”. This is how Munich got its name.
The Munich city tour takes us starting from the River Isar to the historically most important points of Munich: from the Isartor to the town hall at Marienplatz, over to the Alter Hof, over the Odeonsplatz past the Feldherrnhalle, then on to the Frauenkirche and via the pedestrian zone to the oldest church of the city, Old Peter.
The end of the old town tour is the famous Farmers Market (Viktualienmarkt), which offers delicacies as well as a small but nice and shady beer garden. This tour is combinable with the sightseeing tour to the “Highlights of Munich“, a beer tasting and typical bavarian snacks like the “Obatzter”.
*Münchner Marienplatz (c) München Tourismus, Redline