Here at Fat Tire we’re unabashedly biased that seeing Munich by two wheels is the best way to appreciate the city. If gliding on a Segway or pedaling yourself isn’t your preference, then enjoying a rickshaw / pedicab might be just the ticket!
Particularly during the lovely Weihnachtsmarkt / Christmas market season, a rickshaw experience is unforgettable! There are many Christmas markets off the beaten path, and not within walking distance of one another. Also not all of the markets are created equal – some with amazing themes, unbelievable ambience, live music, etc may be better on one day than another. Or some may have better handicrafts or focus on particular trades. Whatever your desire, we know the best Christmas markets like the back of our hands.
Your rickshaw driver will greet you at your hotel and give you a 2,5-hour tour of the Christmas markets, as well as many of the main sights that we’ll pass along the way. At each of the markets you’ll have time to explore, shop, soak in the ambiance, grab a glühwein (mulled wein), take pictures, etc. This tour is your private experience, so you explore as you like. Also, because this is your private experience, we can tailor this to your specific requests, and even drop you off elsewhere, such as a restaurant, instead of back at your hotel.
Fat Tire Approved: As part of our commitment to bringing you the best travel options to supplement our tours, this fantastic experience is operated by a trusted local partner.
Booking a Private Rickshaw Tour is fast and easy. Each rickshaw can accommodate up to two passengers and is booked for a flat rate:
• Bookings for up to 2 people are a group price of €210
If you have more than 2 people you may book multiple rickshaws. Please remember that each rickshaw can hold only two people. For example, if you have 5 people in your group, you will need to book 3 rickshaws.
Our shop is just off Karlsplatz 4 (Stachus), the bustling square between the Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof) and Marienplatz. At the Karlsplatz fountain with your back to Karlstor and the pedestrian shopping street, turn right along Sonnenstrasse. After 50 meters, you will see our shop in the courtyard of Karlsplatz 4, on the right-hand side. The closest metro station is Karlsplatz (Stachus).
Hotel Pickup: If you would like to arrange a pickup at your hotel or another location, please let us know in the "comments" when you place your booking and we will be happy to see if we can accommodate.
Because rickshaws are tons of fun! You’ll be up front, right in the action as your guide whisks you through town to the various Christmas markets. Because it’s just you - or you two - you’ll be able to stop when you like, shop as long as you like (or not!), and not have to worry about how to best get from one market to the next. On the same token, you can also cover a lot more ground than you could by foot. Relax, put your feet up, and get ready for a really fun time!
We’ve been committed to conducting outstanding Munich tours with top reviews for years. In that time we think we have created some of the best tours in town. As we are always looking for opportunities to deliver the best experiences in Munich to our guests, we have partnered with some very carefully chosen local partners to offer some of the experiences we do not run on our own.
While “Fat Tire Approved” tours are not operated by Fat Tire Tours, we have carefully selected the tours that meet our high standards, and made sure to partner with other great local operators to make sure you receive the same high Fat Tire quality you expect, every time.
Your guide will have blankets and hot glühwein waiting for you as you start your ride. Many of the Christmas also have indoor areas where you can warm up, or your guide can bring you to a great café should you prefer. Like with all our tours, we understand you’re on vacation so want to be as flexible as possible. Please check the weather or let us know of any changes to your plans at least 72 hours ahead of time and we can reschedule or cancel your booking at no charge. Within 72 hours please understand that we will have locked in the rickshaw guide so need to honor the booking.
This is your private experience, so just let us know via email, or even at the time of the tour, any requests that you may have so we can plan accordingly. Having a rickshaw ride before dinner, for instance, is a sure way to start a very memorable night. Or, if you prefer to start after dinner directly from a restaurant and close the evening with various Christmas markets, we can do that too.