This extensive tour not only shows you the historic heart of the city and shopping districts, but also takes you out to the Nymphenburg Palace, with its glorious gardens.
On the 2 ½ hour Grand Circle Tour, you can hop on and off as many times as you wish, or just sit and enjoy listening to the informative live commentary.
With a choice of a 24 or 48 hours ticket, you can design the tour to suit your interests. Art lovers can spend time at the wonderful galleries. Shopaholics should alight at Karlsplatz and enjoy ‘retail therapy’ along Neuhauser and Kaufinger Straße. The bus route makes all these places easily accessible.
There is so much to see and do! Visit the splendid Olympic Park, go to see the giant Walking Man sculpture or just sit at an open-air cafe in trendy Schwabing and watch the ‘beautiful people’. And make sure you visit the Nymphenburg Palace – a Baroque masterpiece – and see the magnificent carriage museum and the fabulous porcelain collection.
Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours. The length of the tour is 2 ½ hours.Start time
01 Apr - 31 Oct: First departure from Karstadt at 9:40am then every 60 minutes until 4:00pm
01 Nov - 31 Mar: First departure from Karstadt at 10:00am then every 60 minutes until 4:00pm
Since this is an outdoor activity schedules might just changes sometimes, check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 minutes early
You can board the bus from any of the stops
You can get off at any of the stops
On the Munich Grand Circle Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, you have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. The eleven stops cover not only the city center but also some important places such as the Nymphenburg Palace and the Olympic Park, away from the heart of town.
Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours (depending on the option chosen) from the time when you first board one of the blue double-decker buses.
Your ticket allows you unlimited use, which means you can hop on and hop off as often as you like at any of the designated stops. Or you can stay on the bus for the full 2 ½ hours and listen to the live commentary in German and English.
The eleven stops are described below:
1. Bahnofplatz/Train Station: The tour starts at the Central Train Station of Munich. The bus stop is in front of the department store Karstadt.
2. Pinakotheken: This art museum houses a fabulous collection of “Old Masters”. Works by many of the greatest Dutch, Flemish, German and Italian artists of the 14th to 18th centuries are found here; indeed the museum boasts the largest Rubens collection in the world.3. Odeonsplatz: A large pedestrian square on the north side of Munich’s old town. Every year in July, an open-air classical concert is held here.
4. Max-Joseph-Platz: Named after the first king of Bavaria, King Max I. Joseph, this square was laid out when Bavaria became a kingdom in 1806. Stop here for the National Theater, Opera House, and Residence Museum with Treasure Chamber.
5. Marienplatz / Tal: In the Middle Ages, this square was a market place where tournaments and festivities took place. Hop off here for: New City Hall with famous Chimes, Old City Hall with Toy Museum, Cathedral, Church St. Peter, New Jewish Cultural Centre, Beer Hall.
6. Karlsplatz: (Known as Stachus): Entrance to historic city and pedestrian precinct. Great place to start a shopping trip along Neuhauser and Kaufinger Straße. This square has a big fountain in the summer and an open-air ice rink in winter. There is also an underground shopping center.
7. Palace of Nymphenburg: This Baroque palace was the main summer residence of the rulers of Bavaria. See the famous carriage museum (Marstallmuseum), the porcelain collection, the Royal Gardens and the Rococo Amalienburg (18th century hunting lodge).
8. BMW Welt & Museum : This is an automobile museum of BMW history located near the Olympiapark in Munich, Germany.
9. Olympic Park: The Park constructed for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Stop here for the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Tower, Sea Life Aquarium, BMW Museum / BMW World / BMW World Headquarters.
10. Schwabing / Siegestor: Trendy area known as the ‘Artists’ District’. Full of excellent restaurants and open-air cafes. Also, the stop for the ‘Walking Man’ – a giant sculpture, and for the ‘English Garden’ – a huge public park.
The tour ends at your convenience.
The buses are wheelchair accessible. Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
I really enjoyed my tour in Munich. Thanks for your service....Angelie Mercado, Germany, 06/Apr/2018
Get a great feel for the City of Munich, see the important sites and leave the driving to Grayline. Convenient, affordable, informative!...Tamera Cognetta, United Kingdom, 12/Jan/2018
...Laura Bussey, United States, 05/Jan/2018
The value is good for what I paid for
Very interesting tour and handy that we can use the buses throughout the day.