Free Historical Walking Tour - No 5 of Top Ten Things to See and Do - The Best of Munich
#5. Take a Free Historical Walking Tour
When it comes to history, there is one thing you need to know. Munich is full of it, but it’s not easy to find.
Unlike some cities where memorials on display are nearly impossible to miss, Bavarians have chosen to pay tributes to the past in more subtle ways.
For example, behind Odeonsplatz is a pathway faintly outlined lightly in gold. Walking from Odeonsplatz to Mariensplatz, it would be easy to walk right over it without realizing that it was made famous by those who chose not to salute Nazi soldiers during the Second World War and who, in order to avoid doing so, went out of their way to take another route, the one marked in gold. Many people lost their lives after being identified as having taken a longer path in a silent rebellion.
How do I know this?
Thanks to the free walking tour offered by Sandeman’s New Europe Munich. These free tours leave from the Marienplatz daily at 10:45am and 1:00pm.
Guides working solely on commission will lead you through the inner city pointing out major hotspots as well as historical secrets spotted throughout the city. If you are strapped for time, this is a great way to get the lay of the land.
I recommend starting your trip with this tour and then deciding which spots demand more attention.
Travel tip shared by Thefriendlygiraffe