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Top Attractions In Munich For Free

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...

Munich Bike Tour with optional Konigsplatz and Olympia Park

clock Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • This amazing bike tour around Munich gives you the opportunity to indulge yourselves in Munich's gorgeous cityscape and architecture.
  • You will be visiting gorgeous attractions such as the Byerische Staatsoper, Marienplatz, Hofgarten,...
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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...

Private Munich Bike Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • This amazing bike tour around Munich gives you the opportunity to indulge yourselves in Munich's gorgeous cityscape and architecture.
  • You will be indulging yourself in the beautiful sights of the Munich Old Town, English Garden,...
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Glockenspiel

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...

Classic Munich Bike Tour @ 11.30am

clock Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • This is a bike tour around thie city of Munich where you will be basking in the sun and exploring Munich's history city center, as well as Munich's most iconic landmarks and attractions.
  • These attractions include the Odeonsplatz,...
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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...

Classic Munich Bike Tour @ 4pm

clock Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • This is a bike tour around thie city of Munich where you will be basking in the sun and exploring Munich's history city center, as well as Munich's most iconic landmarks and attractions.
  • These attractions include the Odeonsplatz,...
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Viktualienmarkt

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...

Munich Bike Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A comprehensive tour of Munich City Centre by Bicycle.
  • A chance to explore the city with an expert local resident guide.
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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...

Munich Segway Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Riding a Segway is an efficient and entertaining way of exploring Munich.
  • Before the tour, visitors learn how to ride a Segway.
  • The itinerary of the tour covers top attractions and interesting places of the Bavarian capital.
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St.Peter’s Church

Long before the city of Munich had been formed, a group of monks lived close to what is now the centre of the city on a hill called Petersbergl. This 8th century church is the earliest knowledge of a building of its kind in the area, making the current St. Peter’s Church one of Munich’s oldest institutions. Towards the end of the 12th century, the church was rebuilt in a more Bavarian style. It stood until the great fire of 1327 and was...

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip from Munich

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • 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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Lake Starnberg

Lake Starnberg is a large natural lake south of Munich. The small district of Starnberg is located on the northern bank. The lake itself is the 5th largest lake in Germany in terms of area, but when its deepness is taken into account it becomes the 2nd largest body of water in the country. The lake remains property of the Bavarian Administration of State Owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes.

A notable interest is shown in the lake as being...

Day Trip to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles from Munich

clock Duration: 10 hours 30
  • This is a full day trip to 3 of Bavaria's best preserved Royal Castles.
  • An opportunity to explore Southern Germany with an expert local tour guide.
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Chinese Beer Garden (BiergartenChinesischerTurm)

The Chinese Beer Garden within Munich’s English Garden is the second largest in the city, with 7,000 seats. The Chinese Tower was constructed in 1789 and was modelled on the famous Great Pagoda in London’s Royal Botanic Gardens. The five stories of the tower look out over this area of English Garden and have become a popular place to relax for both residents and tourists. At the end of the 19th century, around 5,000 of Munich’s working...

Dachau Concentration Camp Half-Day Tour from Munich

clock Duration: 5 hours
  • 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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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is officially the world’s largest fair. Attracting an average of six million visitors in recent years, people travel from all over the world to join in the 16 day festivities. The event itself is held at the large Theresienwiese field to the west of central Munich. At this location, Oktoberfest runs annually for 16 days until the first Sunday of October. If the first Sunday of October happens to fall on the 1st or 2nd, then the...

FC Bayern Munich Football Stadium tour and Allianz Arena

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • This is a half-day guided tour of Munich City Centre and the Allianz Arena.
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