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Day Trips In and Around Munich

By  Thursday, 18.12.2014, 12:37    Day Trips In and Around Munich

With so much to see and do in and around Munich, it is difficult to know where to start! Fortunately, local tour operators are well versed in catering to the needs of their visitors, and there is a truly enviable selection of tours and excursions to be enjoyed, whatever your interest. 

Below we have selected some of the best and most popular tours available, all offered by reputable companies, giving you the widest choice to explore the magic and diversity of Munich and Bavaria.



Beer and Beer History Tour with The Thirsty Historian

Classic Munich Cycling Tour: Mike's Bike Tours

Dachau Concentration Camp

FC Bayern Tour

German Resistance Tour

Hop On Hop Off Bus 

Luxury Porsche 911 Tours of Bavaria and Beyond

Luxury Shopping with Personal Shopper

Meet a Local: Discover the City with Munich Greeter

Munich in World War II: Life on the Homefront

Night Ghost Tour of Munich 

Olympic Games 1972 Tour

Run Munich: Discover the Sights and Keep in Shape 

Sandeman's FREE Munich Walking Tour

Segway Tours of Munich

Third Reich Tour with Big Hat Tours


Berchtesgaden and Eagle's Nest - Hitler's Mountain Retreat

Helicopter Rides over Munich and Bavaria

Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Royal Castle and Oberammergau Tour

Partnachklamm Gorge and Olympic Ski Stadium near Garmisch


Salzburg and the Lake District 

Tandem Paragliding Tours of the Alps and Romantic Road

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Paul Bradbury

After 12 years living on the most gorgeous island in the world, Hvar in Dalmatia, I have begun to wonder if there is still life beyond its shores. Prior to discovering Paradise in 2002, I was a world traveller, living and working in Japan, Georgia, Somalia, Rwanda, Russia... and Munich.

After 95 countries and some 25 years have passed, the memories of my year in the hotel industry in the Bavarian capital (fired by the Sheraton for losing our pet snake, the first male chambermaid at Hotel Arabella, and a truly eye-watering introduction to five-star living in  my days as a bellboy in luxury Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten) are strong, and the call of Munich has been a constant theme over the last quarter century. 

And so here I am, answering the call some 25 years later. Twelve years of island living have changed me for sure, but also left me curious about life in a big city, and whether or not I could adapt to it after such an insular decade. 

I was surprised to see that for such a magnificent multi-cultural city, English-language blogs and regularly updated information are not that available. Static tourism information, such as that provided by the excellent tourist board website yes, but accounts of daily life delivered daily? Hard to find.

And so I have decided to take a break from my idyllic island and see if I could live in a city again. And what better way to try than to discover modern Munich in all its facets after so many years. It is a journey of discovery which I am relishing, and I hope the site proves to be of interest for Munich residents and its numerous visitors.

About Paul Bradbury

Author of Lebanese Nuns Don't Ski, Lavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes and Hvar's first comprehensive guidebook, Hvar: An Insider's Guide to Croatia's Premier Island, as well as co-author of Split: An Insider's Guide with Mila Hvilshoj, I have lived in Dalmatia full time since 2003. In addition to running Total Munich, I also run Total Split (, Total Hvar ( and Total Inland Dalmatia (, as well as being an accredited Google News journalist for Digital Journal in Canada.

I also have various blogging clients, including the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board, European Coastal Airlines, Touristar TV and Andro Tomic Wines, and print clients include Qatar Airways inflight magazine, Out! magazine from New York, and Croatian Hotspots. 

In December 2014 I was delighted to receive the Marko Polo 2014 Award from FIJET Croatia (Federation of International Travel Writers and Journalists)  at a ceremony for the Croatian Journalists Society for the best international tourism promotion of Croatia. More here.

Ongoing writing projects:

A History of Hajduk Split, co-author with Frane Grgurevic - in 2015

Around the World in 80 Disasters - out in 2015

Total Hvar in the Media:

Interview of the Month, Croatian Embassy in Washington (May 2013)

Special Feature in Globus Magazine (May 2013)

Featured on Croatian TV show, More (2012) - watch the report here

Interviews in Slobodna Dalmacija, Dalmacijanews, Radio Split

I am available for writing services. Please contact me on [email protected] or visit my main writing website, 

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