The Thirsty Historian Provides Customized Private Experiences of Munich & Bavaria
We at The Thirsty Historian understand how valuable your time is here. That's why we provide experiences customized just for you. We take a wholly-unique approach that provides the personalized touch so often missing in the industry.
Traveling allows you to see the world, but it can be expensive. We make sure you get the most out of each and every moment you are here in Germany's south eastern state, Bavaria, and it's capital, Munich.
Those who have traveled can attest to the value of having local friends, especially ones that have lived there for many years. They understand the must-see sites and areas to avoid, but most importantly, they make sure you have exceptional experiences visiting the must-see places. Now take that friend and add in 13+ years of professional guiding experience with the knowledge and details of a historian. We want to be your "Old Friend" in Munich. We care about what interests and drives you to visit this beautiful and amazing area. We specialize in and are passionate about teaching World War, medieval, and beer and brewing history in Munich and Bavaria. This area is home to the two oldest breweries in the world, as well as has a tradition of brewing that dates back to the Bronze age. Come with us to delve into this truly exceptional world of beer and culture here in Bavaria.
From the major tourist destinations to the most intimate, local biergartens, with The Thirsty Historian you will get the most memorable, personalized and authentic experiences that last a lifetime.
In our Intro to Munich we take 1.5 hours to introduce you to Munich as a local. We will meet you at your hotel, coffee shop or local pub and discuss your trip as well as let you pick our brains for information and tips. Next we will walk through and explain the layout of the Altstadt (old city) and its amazing pubs and beer halls. Along the way we will make recommendations for absolute must-try restaurants and breweries. Also a detailed explanation and walkthrough of the transportation system with its amazingly efficient organizational structure and mapping of the stations with the streets around it. Ticket purchasing and the secrets to low cost travel with carefree options. Details about the neighborhood you are staying in with cafes, stores and shops (wine, cheese, meat , bread etc). Sim cards, phone repair, chargers, clothing repair and cleaning, and anything you might need on your trip.
So let us help you make this trip to Munich unforgettable and stress-free!
The Munich Experience is one of the best ways to see the highlights of the city mixing beer, 3rd Reich/WWII and medieval history since most of the sites we will visit have multiple layers of history. As we will be together through meal time, one of our stops will be at a biergarten or a beer hall for snacks and a bier that we include in the price.
On this Ultimate Experience we show you the best Munich has to offer on a relaxed Full-Day tour! This is an additional 4 hours from our basic Munich Experience Tour and includes a lot more historical info and stops, food, beer, a full brewery tour and so much more. We would love to include breakfast, lunch and possibly dinner at our favorite locals places as well as biergarten stops (weather permitting).
Oktoberfest might be the largest beer festival in the world but in so many of the cities surrounding Munich in Bavaria, there are so many small Beer Festivals and Volksfests. With 2-3 beer tents (or more), live bands, Liter mugs of the local fest bier, and lots of lederhosen und dirndls, you're bound to have a great time!
Come with us and explore one of these super fun and cosy beer festivals without all of the masses and the prices of the lodging of Oktoberfest. We are offering many excursions in 2020 in connection with these events. There are so many fun events and festivals in the area each year and we will be updating this page. For now, here is a short list! Oktoberfest is very fun but also the busiest time of the year and a huge event. You surely have seen nothing like it. We help take all the guess work out of the Festival by booking tables almost every day and conducting small, intimate group tours with no more than 10 people. We can't wait to have a drink with you!
Our experience guides have been running tours in Munich and Bavaria for 13+ years and are experts in German history and Bavarian culture. Rather than rigid and rigorous, we take a more self-directed, concierge approach to our tours. Our feedback and repeat business speaks for itself. Contact us today and let us help you create memories. Prost!