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Augsburg: Walking Tour with Fuggerei and Golden Hall Entry

1. Augsburg: Walking Tour with Fuggerei and Golden Hall Entry

Explore Augsburg's rich history on a guided walking tour of its main attractions. Visit the Golden Hall in the town hall and the Fuggerei — the world's oldest social settlement — and stop by many UNESO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the city's famous personalities, including Mozart and Brecht. Stroll through the city center and the charming streets of the old town. Pass by several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Lech canals and magnificent fountains, including the ornate 16th-century Augustus Fountain. Explore the city and the traces of its famous personalities, such as the Fugger family — a German upper bourgeois family that was historically a prominent group of European bankers – as well as Mozart, whose father was born in Augsburg, and Brecht.

Augsburg Water Management - City Walking Tour

2. Augsburg Water Management - City Walking Tour

Explore Augsburg's intricate water management system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour. Learn about the long-standing fountains, Lech canals, and waterworks from your local guide. Start your tour in the heart of the city and head off on your walk to discover several of the 22 elements of Augsburg's water management system. Admire magnificent fountains, including the Augustus fountain, Merkur fountain, and Herkules fountain. Stroll through the city's charming Lech quarter with its small canals, red-roofed houses, and cobblestone streets. Then head to the waterworks at the imposing Rotes Tor, where you will discover the oldest existing waterworks in central Europe.

Augsburg oldtown: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

3. Augsburg oldtown: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Sightseeing Tour

Explore Augsburg in your own time with this scavenger hunt tour. Walk through the city learning the local history as you go and see the waterworks building and more. Hear facts about the city and receive tips on places to visit during your stay.  Start by downloading the scavenger hunt onto your mobile device (instructions will be given after booking) and begin your walk through Augsburg. Solve the clues on the way to unlock your next destination. The route will take you through the most beautiful areas of Augsburg, detailing the history throughout.   Stand before historical buildings such as the Augsburg Town Hall and the Perlachturm bellower. Learn about the construction of these ornate buildings and hear the bells of the tower chime during your stay in the city.   Get a detailed account of the city's sustainable water system, with many of the canals and waterworks buildings having been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Walk along the canals and see the oldest waterworks building in Germany.   Travel at your own pace throughout the tour, making stops as you choose at the various sites. Become an expert on the city of Augsburg by the end of the tour and familiarize yourself with the streets to fully enjoy your stay in the city. 

Munich: Guided Tour of New Town Hall

4. Munich: Guided Tour of New Town Hall

Discover the New Town Hall on Marienplatz and learn the unique history of the city and building during this exclusive guided tour. Visit the neo-Gothic Munich Town Hall, which offers much more than the world-famous Glockenspiel. Stroll through the grand rooms and to the building’s balcony, the stage for FC Bayern’s championship celebrations. Walk through the reading room at the Law Library, which has been used as a setting for films such as “Cabaret” with Liza Minelli and the German adventure film “Bibi Blocksberg." During the tour, learn about the history of the Town Hall and the stories behind some of the city’s historical figures who adorn the Neue Rathaus’ facade.

Scary Tour with actors - Hangmen, Whores and Whitches

5. Scary Tour with actors - Hangmen, Whores and Whitches

Thoroughly researched facts and entertaining stories will be re-enacted by professional actors. They take visitors on a journey into a long-forgotten world full of lives and fates. The city's history becomes alive and tangible on this tour. Hangmen, whores and witches – what did these three “professions” have in common in Munich? Well, the hangmen were not only occupied in torture chambers or on a gallows mound, they were also pimps! This popular walking tour is centered around witch hunts, prostitution, torture and executions. Why, for example, do witches fly on brooms? Why was the execution site located outside of town? And why does prostitution not exist anymore in the historic center since the 1970s? This walking tour begins at the Neuhauser Tor, where delinquents were led to their execution out of town. Passing through historic Salzstraße, you reach the former Jesuit school from the times of the witch hunts. An argument between the duchess Renata and the Jesuit Father Ignatius brings you right back to the dark 16th century: When during the construction of the St Michaelis Church the tower collapsed, it was obvious that "such an unusual storm was created by the accursed bad women." But it was not only witches that were executed: At the Schöner Turm you will hear the sad story of the unfortunate gold smith. A strong blast of wind will lead you to the landmark of Munich, the Frauenkirche, where you will meet the Prince of Darkness himself: You will find out why the devil helped the master builder to construct the church and why it is so windy here, as well as the transcendental question of the devil's shoe size. On the way, you will hear witch stories about potions, rides on brooms, toads' tongues and children's hands, until you arrive at the magnificent town hall, where the alchemist Marco Bragadino is awaiting us. The supposed gold smith tries to warm us to his arts. At St. Peter's Church we get to know the everyday life of a hangman, how he looked, why he was best avoided or how to obtain a gallows rope. We will also witness a beautiful woman escaping sure death. At the old town hall we will cross the former torture chamber whilst listening to gruesome stories. The Platzl was home to Munich's red light district until the Olympic Games of 1972. What the Spider Murphy Gang sang about in “Skandal im Sperrbezirk” is Munich city history: In the clean, decent “cosmopolitan city with a heart” there was no place anymore for Rosi and her colleagues.

Rothenburg: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

6. Rothenburg: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Take a walk through historic Rothenburg with a mobile app featuring a walking route. Visit must-see landmarks including the Church of St. James, the Bronze Sculpture of Hl. Jakobus, and the Plönlein, while learning about the significance of each from the dedicated app. Download the World City Trail app and head to your starting location, St. Wolfgang Church. Hear about its medieval history before continuing via the famous Blade Gate and the Church of St. James. Next, stop by the Bronze Sculpture of Hl. Jakobus, where you'll learn about the man it is dedicated to, before visiting the Town Hall. Here, admire the beautiful Georgsbrunnen (George's Fountain). On the last leg of the route, stroll through the picturesque Plönlein area with its timbered houses, and stop to marvel at the Gerlachschmiede building. Finish your walk at the historical Baumeisterhaus restaurant. The activity can be paused and resumed at any time, so feel free to tailor it to your own pace by stopping for a meal or visiting an attraction.

Augsburg: The Jakob Fugger Story Audio Guide

7. Augsburg: The Jakob Fugger Story Audio Guide

Dive into Augsburg’s Middle Ages through the eyes of Jakob Fugger the Rich. Stroll through the hometown of the famous merchant, mining entrepreneur, and banker. Jakob built his fortune in just a few years, leaving behind assets worth $300 billion today, making him one of the richest men to ever live. Follow Jakob's history through Augsburg's old town. Visit St. Anne’s Church, where you can see the Fugger’s crypt. Next, head to the family’s first company headquarters where the “Golden Scriptorium” was once located, before admiring one of the most famous Fugger buildings, their City Palace. Continue to Königsplatz, where one of the old city gates once stood, and explore the townhall square Rathausplatz, and Jakob's birthplace. Along the way, hear about how the Fuggers made their money, the family’s connection to royalty, and how the women were every bit as savvy when it came to business. Feel free to start, pause, or restart at any time and complete your visit at your own pace. If your travel plans change, you can use the audio guide at any date of your choice or use the virtual in-app option for an at-home experience.

Augsburg: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

8. Augsburg: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Augsburg's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Augsburg: English Walking Tour with Golden Hall & Fuggerei

9. Augsburg: English Walking Tour with Golden Hall & Fuggerei

Embark on a captivating guided walking tour, delving deep into Augsburg's historical treasures. Explore iconic attractions such as the town hall's renowned Golden Hall and the Fuggerei, the world's oldest social settlement. Uncover the footprints of famous figures like Mozart and Brecht. Roam the enchanting streets of the old town as you soak in the city's rich heritage. Pass by numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the picturesque Lech canals and grandiose fountains like the ornate 16th-century Augustus Fountain. Dive into the narratives of Augsburg's history, from the influential Fugger family, renowned European bankers, to the familial ties of Mozart, whose father hailed from Augsburg. Explore the city and its connections to these illustrious personalities.

From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

10. From Frankfurt: Rothenburg ob der Tauber Wine Tour

embark on a day trip from frankfurt along the "romantic road" to rothenburg ob der tauber. taste some regional wines during the journey, and see the main sights of the charming city of rothenburg on your own. depart from frankfurt's main train station (mannheimer straße 2-4, busstop deutsche touring/eurolines) in the morning and travel through the spessart and würzburg to the tauber valley, the wine-growing region of germany's oldest holiday route. pass small villages such as weikersheim and visit the magnificent renaissance palace and its baroque garden. in röttingen, germany`first european town there will be a foto stop in front of the twohn hall. further along the river tauber to rothenburg, a jewel of the medieval ages. on the way from frankfurt to würzburg a dry secco will be served on board to welcome the guests and when driving along the wineyards in the tauber valley, a dry white wine is served. in weikersheom a guided tour through the knights hall and the baroque garden of weikersheim castle is included. in röttingen, germany`s first european town, there is a foto stop at the baroque town hall. alnon the river tauber to rothenburg, the jewel of the medieval ages. arrive in rothenburg ob der tauber, which is considered as germany`s most romantic town and a medieval architectural jewel. optional lunch in a typical franconian restaurant with regional products (not included). free time to discover rothenburg for your own (3 hours). stroll around the market place with its magnificent town hall and many half-timbered houses. admire the exterior of the church of st. jakob and the "plönlein." worth to mention is the german christmas museum and the medieval crime museum with its historical collection of objects relating to medieval law. a walk on the town wall is a must when visiting the highlight of the romantic road. on the return journey to frankfurt am main, there is foto stop in würzburg at the residence, unesco world heritage and the offical starting and endpoint of the romantic road. take a view in the baroque court garden or the "hofkirche", a elaborately decorated church. on the way back to frankfurt a glass of dry red wine will be served. please notice: alle the wines are products of franconia, semi- and dry wines from the area around. they are served in small bottels (0,25 l) and can be also taken back home. the tour guides are speaking german and english, there is a mobile website available, where further infomations are provided: guide.romantischestrasse.de

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The guide was really great - spoke very good English and obviously had a lot of fun talking about “his city”. He was incredibly knowledgeable and took a lot of time to answer our questions. Every time again...! Thank you

Elena for the English speaking tour was amazing and very friendly! She gave us lot of good info on the tour and showed us a very nice time for our first time in Augsburg.

A very nice and informative tour (there were only 2 of us) through the town hall. We really liked it. Many thanks again to our city guide!

Fabulous- didn’t manage to fit all stages in as short of time but loved what we did see

Super interesting and with lots of laughs in between.