Munich Free Things to Do Overview

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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.

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