Free Things To Do In Munich

Munich is one of the most visited cities in Europe and that is for a good reason. It's filled with numerous historical attractions and a number of cultural interests that cater to all kinds of travellers. If you're the kind of tourist who travels on a budget, you can save money if you know the cheap things to do in Munich. In fact, by simply wandering along the city streets, you'll already be met with so many interesting sights that are truly entertaining to watch!

Like most of the cities in Europe, Munich is not cheap to visit. But the great news is that there are lots of free things to do in Munich so even if your travel budget is limited, you will surely have a great time in the city. If you prefer to explore museums, you'll be happy to know that there are plenty of free museums in Munich that are waiting for you to explore. You can also check out the other free attractions in Munich that includes the Church of Our Lady or Frauenkirche, the Old Town of Altstadt, the St. Peter's Church, Glockenspiel, the Chinese Beer Garden, the Viktualienmarkt, and many more!

Regardless of the season, Munich certainly has a lot of things on offer for all kinds of travellers. For example, one of the free things to do in Munich this summer is to visit Lake Starnberg. This large natural lake is very iconic and where King Ludwig II was found dead. If you have your kids with you, one of the free things to do in Munich with kids is to hang out at the English garden, a beautiful public park where you can take a relaxing stroll or have picnic.

So if you're planning for a budget trip to Munich, then check out these free things to do in Munich.

Free Attractions in Munich

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Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche)

The Frauenkirche stands proudly at the heart of Munich’s old town district. The building itself is recognised with enough respect for there to be a law restricting any other building to exceed its height. The church was completed in 1494 and has become a focal point of the city. At the time of its construction, Munich’s population was just 13,000, but Frauenkirche was optimistically made to house crowds of up to 20,000. The Munich skyline...

Festive concert in the Cuvillies Theater including museum tour

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  • It is a festive musical concert staged in one of the oldest landmarks in the world that dates back to the second millennium in 1385 with guaranteed seating and a great view of the stage.
  • It includes several mind-blowing performances from renowned members of the Munich philharmonic orchestra and the Bayerischen Rundfunk symphony
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English Garden (EnglischerGarten)

Since 1789, visitors to Munich have been able to relax in the spacious grounds of EnglischerGarten. The park is one of the largest inner-city public parks in the world with 910 acres, much larger than New York’s Central Park. The name was adopted due to the style of landscaping than can be seen here. This style was extremely popular within England during the 18th century. The garden was originally created as public space as a combination of...

Concert in the Old Court Chapel with museum and dinner

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  • It is a tour that includes a series of exciting activities in Munich, an old city popularly known for its historical culture, monuments and distinctive landmarks.
  • It includes a musical concert in the old court chapel that features world class music of different genres and a visit to the entire residence including the Cuvillies theatre
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The Rathaus Glockenspiel is an iconic symbol of tradition within the heart of the Munich old town. Since its creation alongside the completion of the second phase of the New Town Hall in 1908, it has become famous as a focal point of Marienplatz Square. Each morning at 11am, 32 life-sized figurines mechanically portray a story coinciding with the sound of 43 bells. The show is split in two sections with a golden rooster above them both which...

Master concert in the Herkules Hall including museum tour

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  • It is a master concert in one of the oldest landmarks in the whole of Germany that holds in the former throne room of Ludwig I before it was reconstructed and used as a Concert hall.
  • This the tour includes a master concert in Herkules hall with guaranteed seating and an unobscured view of the performers on the stage.
  • It
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Theatine Church (Theatinerkirche)

Theatinerkirche is a famous Catholic church within the city of Munich. Its conception was in celebration of the birth of Max Emanuel in 1662, the new heir to the Bavarian throne. The couple behind the project were Elector Ferdinand Maria and his wife Henriette Adelaide of Savoy. The work began in 1663 with Italian architect AgostinoBarelliat the helm. The construction was not completed until nearly 30 years later in 1690. The stand out...

Masterconcert in the Max-Joseph-Hall including museum tour

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  • This tour includes a musical concert in the Max-Joseph Hall at the Residenz and also a tour in the museum that includes exploring the city’s hidden treasures and historical artefacts.
  • It includes admission into one of the most magnificent buildings constructed in Munich in 1385 and expanded between 1508 and 1550 with guaranteed
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The Viktualienmarkt is one of the most popular food markets in Germany. With an abundance of history and culture, it also has become one of Munich’s most popular attractions. The market was born when the original agricultural trade at Marienplatz became too big for the area. On 2nd May 1807, King Maximilian I issued a decree stating that the food trade was to relocate to Viktualienmarkt, its home ever since. The area became completely...

Tickets to Oktoberfest Museum and Beer Tasting in Munich

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  • Munich is home to Oktoberfest, one of the largest folk festivals in the world, therefore a visit to the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum is a must when you are in town! Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets to the most popular museum in Munich and enjoy a delightful beer degustation at an authentic German pub!

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Old Town (Altstadt)

Munich’s old town district is the smallest and oldest area of the city. It is however, home to some of the most famous and most historical landmarks. The official name for the district is AltstadtLehel, which itself is split into six areas. The area that is considered the true ‘old town’ are the four districts of; Kreuzviertel, Graggenauer, Angerviertel and Hackenviertel. These were the city’s extended boundaries, the work of Ludwig...

Bodyflying in windtunnel Flystation

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  • Indoor skydiving is an easy way to experience the thrill of real flying - it is just as exciting as skydiving, but absolutely safe!

    Our technology is bringing the authentic sensation of skydiving to all of our guests. Two minutes of flying in the wind tunnel represents the equivalent freefall time of two skydives from the altitude of more

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour from Munich by Train

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  • A unique opportunity to visit the most notorious concentration camp of Nazi Germany.
  • A fully guided half-day tour with a local resident guide.
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Neuschwanstein Castle Day Tour from Munich

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  • A Full-day excursion from Central Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • A Small group tour with an experienced local resident guide.
  • An opportunity to learn about the King Ludwig II and the history of the castle.
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Munich WWII Combo: Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Third Reich Walking Tour

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  • A full-day our which combines a guided visit to Dachau Concentration Camp and a comprehensive walking tour which focuses on the history of Munich during the Third Reich.
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Nuremberg Guided Day Trip from Munich by Train

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  • Day Trip to Nuremberg introduces one of the most beautiful and historic cities of Germany.
  • Travellers travel to and from Nuremberg by train and explore the city on foot.
  • The guide reveals fascinating information about the unofficial capital of the First Reich, its Nazi past and its role in scientific achievements.
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Munich Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour

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  • Munich Old Town Walking Tour introduces the city of Munich, its incredible architecture, and interesting related facts.
  • During the guided tour, travellers explore Munich's squares, streets, and religious structures.
  • One of the most famous beer halls is also along the itinerary.
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Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail

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    This is a full-day excursion from Central Munich to Salzburg, Austria with an orientation tour of the city and free time to explore.
  • An opportunity to visit one of the best preserved medieval old towns on Europe and walk the same streets as Maria of "The Sound of Music".
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Hitler and the Third Reich Munich Walking Tour

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  • This tour specifically focuses on the history of Germany during the rise of the Nazi movement and what happened to the city under Hitler and the Third Reich.
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