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Munich's dark medieval underbelly

history walk

Munich's dark medieval underbelly

2 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
history walk

Munich's dark medieval underbelly

history walk

Munich's dark medieval underbelly

2 reviews
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Meet your costumed guide in the central square, Marienplatz. We start our tour with a beer tasting - authentic Medieval beer styles of course. Over our beers we discuss the surviving medieval architecture of the square, the Black Death and the 30 Years' War Next, we head to the oldest church in Munich, where we learn about, piety, class and "the oldest profession". We then see the site where bad brewers and bakers were punished for their heinous crimes and learn about the origins of the famous beer purity law - the Rheinheitsgebot of 1516. On the site of the ancient leper hospital we consider disease in medieval Munich, drawing on recent evidence unearthed by your guide on archaeological excavations in the city. We examine surviving sections of the medieval wall that your guide helped excavate in 2011. We learn about the troops who defended the city, their training, what weapons they fought with and how the barber surgeons would try to stitch them back up. A quick beer in the oldest pub in Munich before our tour gets really nasty with tales of witchcraft, matricide and the terrible fate of Munich's Jews. Get to try medieval weapons and armour and examine original artefacts

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Learn more about David

David

Originally from Wales, I moved to England, reading History and Archaeology at Winchester. My B.A. thesis focused on WW2 German defensive structures in Normandy and the Channel Islands, graduating with honours in 1999. My archaeological experience ranges from excavating Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements in Scotland, WW2 aircraft in England to Medieval cemeteries in Bavaria. Munich in 2007 and founded Dark History Tours soon after. Passionate about lifelong learning, My aim is to make the past accessible, fascinating and above all, relevant.

What's included

Drinks
Medieval beer samples, typically a smoked beer from Bamberg and a tasty malty beer still made by monks to an ancient recipe

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Where you'll be

Marienplatz: the main square, and medieval market St Peter's Church. Services permitting, we will peek inside to see some fascinating relics. Remains of the city walls and surviving city gate at Isar Tor The oldest pub in Munich: the "Beer and Oktoberfest Museum" The "Alte Hof": the medieval castle Marienhof: site of the Jewish ghetto "The Falcon Tower": site of the ancient torture chamber The place of "justice" and execution

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Please note that some of the content of this tour may not be suitable for very young children or those of a sensitive disposition. If you or anyone in your…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

We have the option of stopping in the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum for a short break. Refreshments here are not included in the price. Wine and soft drinks are also available
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Munich's dark medieval underbelly
2 reviews
$68/person
2 reviews
$68/person