Essential Munich Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour
This 3.5-hour Essential Munich Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour is a perfect way to experience Bavaria’s capital firsthand. Known for its famous Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, as well as old historic buildings and numerous museums, Munich offers a fascinating stop on your accessible European holiday.
This wheelchair-friendly Munich guided tour starts with your private, professional guide meeting you at the well-known Marienplatz. This central, former market square is flanked by the Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) with its famous Glockenspiel that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century. A perfect introduction to true southern German charm!
Rest assured that although this is a walking tour, it is specially designed to accommodate disabled visitors and their families. Using accessible step-free routes, your tour continues with a visit to the Frauenkirche, Munich’s second oldest church of the late Gothic period.Learn about the legend of the devil’s footprint, and admire beautiful original stained-glass windows and ancient art and sculptures.
Next, on your memorable Munich stroll is Odeonsplatz where Feldherrnhalle, a monumental loggia modelled after the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence. It was commissioned in 1840 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria to honor the tradition of his army. You’ll also experience The Residenz, (the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria) – make sure to rub your hands on the Guardian Lion’s nose for good luck!
The last part of your accessible Munich guided tour will be spent admiring the breathtaking Opera on Max-Josef Square, a renowned opera company dating back to the 1650s. You’ll then make your way to Alter Hof (Old Court) which is the former imperial residence of Louis IV, the Holy Roman Emperor.
Finally, escorted by your knowledgeable guide, you will visit the Hofbrauhaus, a beerhall dating back to the 16th century,and end at colorful food market, Viktualienmarkt. This vibrant market has lots of opportunities to grab a snacks or enjoy a beer in the scenic Biergarten.
The Essential Munich Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour includes:
- Accessible tour routes, confirmed to be wheelchair accessible
- 3.5 hour guided private walking / rolling tour of the center of Munich
- Lively commentary by your local English speaking tour guide
- A memorable, firsthand sightseeing experience in Munich!
If you’d like to also book a tour that visits tourist attractions outside of the city center, you may be interested in the Private Accessible Guided Tour to Dachau or the Private Accessible Munich and Beyond Driving Tour. Both tours include private accessible transportation to reach these attractions.
- Marienplatz square
- Neues Rathaus town hall
- Frauenkirche church
- Odeonsplatz square
- Opera building
- Alter Hof Palace
- Hofbrauhaus beer hall
- Viktualienmarkt open air market
I gave the Essential Munich Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it is mostly flat and smooth, with a few areas of moderate cobblestones. The curbs have cuts for easier access. It did not get a 5 star rating because the Alter-Hof and the street to the Hofbrauhaus are a little more challenging due to cobblestones. The total length of strolling/walking on this tour is approximately 2 km (1.6 miles). The tour has been designed to include accessible restrooms along the way, and your guide will have a special key to unlock them.
This tour follows a step-free and mostly flat route, with only a few mild slopes along the way. The surfaces of the route includes mostly smooth sidewalks, mild cobblestones, and in a few places, some moderate cobblestones. Examples photos of the tour route are shown below.
At Frauenkirche church, your guide will lead you inside using a side entrance with a wheelchair ramp and step-free access into the building.
On this accessible tour, your guide will make sure to make a stop at a fully accessible restroom.
Tour Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost Tour with Standard Vehicle: €785 for 1-3 people (standard vehicle can accommodate 3 people plus folded manual wheelchair stored in the trunk). Cost Tour with Accessible Vehicle with Ramp: €1100 for 1-2 people, €1160 for 3-4 people, €1225 for 5-6 people.
*€20 off if booked as part of an Accessible Munich travel package.
Meeting place: In front of the Tourist Information Center Marienplatz.
Meeting time: Morning 10:00 am or Afternoon 2:00 pm
Days offered: 7 days a week
Maximum number of people on tour:8 (including 1 or 2 wheelchair users)
Entrance Tickets: Not needed unless you take the elevator up to the tower. In that case, tickets must be purchased on-site at €2.50 per person.
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Not included: Snacks/meals, gratuities, and transportation costs.
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