Free Walking Tours Munich

Munich is one of the most culturally rich cities in the north of Europe. This Bavarian wonderland is a hub for German art, technology, and architecture. The 700-year rule of the Wittelsbach dynasty left an incredible legacy full of Baroque and Rococo churches, quirky palaces and photogenic streets ideal to explore on a free tour.

Beer enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise when visiting Munich, famous across the country for many wonderful breweries. If you are visiting during October, then joining Germany’s iconic Oktoberfest celebration is a definite must!

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Which are the Best Free Tours in Munich?

Did you know that “Munich” means “Home of the Monks”? Come and join one of the many available Free Tours of the Historical City Center departing every day to track the origins of this incredible capital back to the Benedictine monastery of Tegernsee.

With an English speaking local guide, you will also understand how the city became a center for the German renaissance, and thrived until the Thirty Years’ War and a plague epidemic wiped out a third of its population!

Most top rated free tours will walk you through Munich ‘Altstadt’ (old town) for 2-3 hours and take you to the top spots in the city, including:

  • the energetic Marienplatz, where the famous Rathaus-Glockenspiel‘s wooden figures dance to the rhythm of the clock
  • St. Peter’s Church, whose 91-metre tower popularly known as “Old Peter” is synonymous with the city
  • Frauenkirche, Munich’s famous twin-towered Cathedral
  • and The Royal Residenz, the largest city palace in Germany and a former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs.

Other must-see sights in Munich include the Alte Pinakothek art museum, Nymphenburg Palace, and the Munich Stadtmuseum.

No free tour around Munich would be complete without a stop at Hofbräuhaus, Germany’s most famous beer hall. However, if you are a real beer aficionado, we highly recommend taking some time to visit one top rated attractions in the city, the Augustiner Brewery.This is one of the most authentic breweries in the country and is located away from the city center and its tourist traps.

After walking in the city, make sure to finish your day at one of the biggest public parks in Europe: the stunning English Garden. History, beer gardens and even a Chinese style pagoda are some of the interesting things that you will be able to see in this huge urban forest.

Book today and learn the absolute best of Munich’s history from guides that know their material. At the end of each tour you will also get a list of great recommendations for restaurants, beer gardens and things to do!

More Free Tours in Munich

Budget travelers will benefit from Munich’s many free walking tours. For no charge, get a chance to see the city and learn about Munich’s history.

Free Tour of Munich’s Old Town

This Free Tour is the ideal option to easily understand the history of the city of Munich. Your English speaking guide will help you explore the old town for around 2 and a half hours discovering the most popular places so that you get a much broader view of Bavarian history and culture.

What is a Free Tour?

Free Tours are walks provided by passionate local guides without requesting any upfront payments. They allow every traveler, no matter their budget, to experience and enjoy what a place has to offer. 

Who takes Free Tours?

Free Tours guests are travelers of all ages and backgrounds seeking to enjoy authentic experiences. Independent tourists usually book Free Tours because they are looking for special activities, where they can learn historical facts, but also get an overview about the local culture, environment, and people.

Are Free Tours really Free?

Yes. Free Tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis, so they are completely free unless you decide to make a contribution according to how much you enjoyed the experience. Guides appreciate receiving tips of any amounts at the end of the tour, but it’s completely voluntary to do so.

Do I have to book my Free Tour?

Yes. It’s mandatory to make a booking to ensure group sizes remain manageable and Guides can provide a better experience for all guests. Making a booking is absolutely free and it will take you less than one minute!