Party Earth Review Over three-and-a-half decades after Munich hosted the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Olympiapark, the park remains an inviting green haven for lovers of the great outdoors. Whether visitors go rollerblading or biking around the perimeter of the lake, swimming in the Olympic pool, or simply strolling through one of the craft ... more
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Party Earth Review One of Europe’s largest municipal parks, Englischer Garten is a beloved destination where Munich’s residents and visitors come to enjoy the greenery and soak up the blue Bavarian sky. Park-goers can spend some time wandering the vast grounds, jogging or biking on the sandy trails, or enjoying a traditional tea ceremony ... more
Party Earth Review Located in the center of Munich, Fünf Höfe (Five Courtyards) is an architecturally stunning shopping gallery that combines a sleek design of glass and steel with a bevy of posh designer boutiques, specialty shops, cafés, restaurants, and art galleries that offer something for every budget. Although a popular destination ... more
Munich is a culturally-rich city that offers travelers, expats, and locals plenty of ways to explore the sites without paying a penny.
The Marienplatz in the City Center is the perfect starting point for a day of free revelry. It’s the site of the famous Glockenspiel, a giant cuckoo clock that reenacts scenes from the town’s storied history. Nearby that is the Viktualienmarkt, a massive farmers’ market where one can browse the 150 stands selling every food imaginable.
From there it’s a short walk to St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in Munich. With a 300-step tower that’s free to climb, those who make it to the top are rewarded with a picturesque, panoramic view of the town below.
When heading out of the historic center of Munich, a stroll to the city’s Schwabing neighborhood for a visit to the Englischer Garten – with its scenic landscape and treasure trove of landmarks – offers a glimpse into the natural beauty that draws people to Bavaria. With a treasure trove of landmarks, like the Japanisches Teehaus, Monopteros, and Chinesischer Turm, it’s easy to see why the landscape is a local favorite.
For free things to do in Munich, the question isn’t where to go, but how to squeeze all the free stuff in before the day is over.