Accompanying Persons' Programme

We are pleased to present you our planned Accompanying Persons’ Programme for the 70th CIRP General Assembly in Munich. We will show you our Munich – a modern and traditional city. All individual modules of the Accompanying Persons’ Programme can be booked separately – from March 2021 on.

Please note that tours and schedules are subject to change and may be modified before the congress. In case of low registration numbers tours may even be cancelled.

Due to the current situation we reserve the right to change some tours or to reduce the number of participants.

Please find below a brief overview of the tours that have been arranged for you:

Monday, 23rd August

City sightseeing & brewery visit

We start our half-day trip with a lunch at the famous Paulaner am Nockherberg. After lunch, you will have a beer tasting including three different sorts of beer. The bus will then bring you in the city center. You will discover the historic city center of Munich by foot. The guide will show you the most important buildings and places in the old town, for example the Marienplatz with the old and the new town hall and the “Glockenspiel” (at 11 am, 12 am and 17 pm). You will also see the Frauenkirche, the Viktualienmarkt, the national theatre, the residence and many more.

Half-day tour: 11:30 – 17:00 hrs          By foot: 3 hours          By bus: 1,5 hours
Lunch: included

© C. Reiter, München Tourismus

Tuesday, 24th August

Option 1:
Castle Neuschwanstein & Wieskirche

Visit the legendary Neuschwanstein Castle, which became world famous as a Disney theme.

Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all palaces and castles in Europe. Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public: Have a look at the magnificent private apartments and state rooms of the King. After this sightseeing, enjoy a typical Bavarian lunch.

Then, the coach takes you to the Wieskirche, a famous Pilgrimage Church (UNESCO World Heritage Building), a rococo church decorated with traditional frescoes and stuccowork. After a short coffee break, the coach takes you back to your hotel.

Day tour: 07:45 – 17:30 hrs
By foot: 2 hours          By bus: 4,5 hours
Lunch: included

 © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung, Foto: Anton Brandl, München

Option 2:
Visit of a modern museum

Munich has a lot of culture to offer!

Take the opportunity to have a guided visit to one of the famous modern museum of the city. You have the choice between:

  • the Pinakothek der Moderne: with collections of art, graphics, architecture and design under one roof, the Pinakothek der Moderne visionary and largely unique,
  • the Brandhorst Museum houses the collection of Udo and Anette Brandhorst for modern and contemporary art,
  • and the Lenbach House located in a a Florentine-style villa – it  is most famous for the large collection of paintings by The Blue Rider.

A lunch will conclude this cultural morning.

Half-day tour: 09:30 – 13:30 hrs
By foot: 2 hours         By bus: 1 hours
Lunch: included

© Werner Boehm, München Tourismus

Wednesday, 25th August

Option 1:
Andechs Monastery & Lake Ammersee

On wednesday we take you on a journey to the south of Munich.

Experience a beautiful afternoon on the Ammersee Lake during a boat trip and enjoy the amazing surrounding. In the morning, the bus takes you to the Holy Mountain Andechs. Andechs is Bavaria in miniature.

On the Holy Mountain, Benedictine hospitality, Baroque culture, and the Bavarian lifestyle form a unique and unmistakable harmony. Experience this special Andechs atmosphere. With our program of two guided tours, we invite you to discover the Pilgrimage Church and the Monastery Brewery before you get lunch (fresh beer or Andechser soft drinks and Bavarian delicacies) with a unique view from the terrace of the Klostergasthof.

Day tour: 08:00 – 16:20 hrs
By foot: 2 hours     By bus: 2,5 hours     By boat: 2 hours
Lunch: included

© Kloster Andechs

Option 2:
Bavarian Delicacies Tour

Experience the Viktualienmarkt during a delicacys tour.

During this tour you will try different Bavarian and Munich food delicacies and specialties. After a welcome drink at Isartor we will discover Munich´s yummy side on a walk through the old historic town. Then you will enjoy traditionally baked bread with Munich´s best Obadzda and a fresh beer. Fresh white veal sausages will be served to you.

Your final highlight is to watch how our Bavarian donuts (“Auszogne”, “Strizerl” or “Schmalznudel”) and Dampfnudeln are made. At the end before you drive back to the hotel you get a typical bavarian snack at the Oktoberfest Museum. Mahlzeit!

Half-day tour: 09:30 – 13:30 hrs
By foot: 2 hours          By bus: 1 hours
Lunch: included

 © L. Kaster, München Tourismus

Thursday, 26th August

Option 1:
The Glentleiten Open Air Museum

This day tour brings you to the impressive landscape of the foothills of the Alps. Enjoy the unique charm of the past centuries at the Glentleiten Open Air Museum: we invite you to a varied walk through the extensive museum grounds, with its woods, pasturage and historical gardens. Using selected farm compounds by way of example, the general guided tour gives insight into life, living and housekeeping in rural Upper Bavaria.

Lunch in the restaurant with Bavarian delicacies, enjoy a view from the terrace of the museum and its historic buildings, surrounding mountains and Kochelsee, which is beyond compare. In addition to visiting selected buildings, following group program will be proposed in the afternoon: Even 100 years ago, chips of pinewood, tallow candles and kerosene lamps were used for illumination. Here you can make practical experience in using different light sources and prepare a candle all by yourself at the end.

Day tour: 09:00 – 17:00 hrs
By foot: 2 hours          By bus: 3 hours
Lunch: included

© Bezirk Oberbayern, Archiv FLM Glentleiten

Option 2:
Castle Nymphenburg with Garden, Munich Residence and Big Wheel

Stay in Munich and experience the Bavarian Way of Life in the Nymphenburg Castle and the Royal Residence and enjoy the view of Munich’s Big Wheel.

On this day tour you will visit the Castle Nymphenburg and its garden. This place was the summer residence of Bavaria’s royalty and nobility. Take a rest in the front of the royal palm house and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit the winter residence of the former Bavarian kings. The Residence is located in the city center of Munich and even if the building is not very representative, don’t miss the sumptuous interior spaces and the magnificent treasure room.

At the end of the day, we offer an unique view of Munich! During the 30-minute ride on what is both the world’s biggest mobile giant wheel and Germany’s biggest giant wheel in general, you will enjoy a unique view over the whole of Munich and the Alps!

Day tour: 09:45 – 17:30 hrs
By foot: 3 hours          By bus: 2 hours
Lunch: included

© J. Lutz, München Tourismus

Friday, 27th August

Starnberger See Tour

Take a trip to Lake Starnberg including a boat trip and a museum visit.

Explore the beauty of Lake Starnberg on a boat trip. The lake is known as one of the most beautiful places in Germany. Not only used as wonderful scenery in a lot of movies, the “Starnberger See”, which belongs to the five largest German lakes, is a very popular tourist destination. In this lovely hillside area, enjoy the fascinating view of the lake during your lunch. After the guided tour of the modern Buchheim Museum of Phantasy (Masterpieces of Expressionism / Buchheim’s “chamber of art and curiosities“ / Folklore and Ethnological Exhibits) your bus will bring you back to the hotel.

Day tour: 09:00 – 16:00 hrs          By foot: 2,5 hours          By bus: 2 hours          By boat: 1,5 hours
Lunch: included

 © Stadt Starnberg