Every year plenty of tourists are visiting Munich, Bavaria’s beautiful capital. It offers a lot of historical as well as modern sights such as the Schloss Neuschwanstein or the Olympia Tower and great activities for every taste. While some of them can be very expensive, others are completely free. Our Hostel Munich has summed up the best free activities in Munich you should miss.

Top 8 Free Activities Munich

Visiting a “Volksfest”

The Octoberfest is the world’s biggest and most known Volksfest. But Munich has more to offer, almost once every month. The chance to catch one during your visit is thus very high. Walking around the Volksfest is free, however if you want to take a ride or eat in a “Bierzelt” then you have to pay.

Visiting the “Englischer Garten”

Did you know, that this park is even bigger than the central park in New York City? Thus it is a must visit while staying in Munich. Locals love their park for its many lakes, traditional beer gardens and beautiful paths where you can go for a walk.

Follow the “Planetenweg”

Sometimes the universe is not as far away as it seems. The Planetenweg from Deutsches Museum to the Hellabrunn Zoo consists of different stations showing you the different planets of our solar system and giving you further information about them. Follow the Planetenweg alone, with friends or with your kids while heading to the zoo or to the Deutsches Museum.

A walk through the Nymphenburg Park

This beautiful Park belongs to the Nymphenburger Schloss, one of the biggest and most visited palaces in Europe. Its length even outgoes the length of the Palace of Versailles in France. The park contains unique water features sculptures and unusual pavilions.

Watching the famous “Rathaus-Glockenspiel”

Everyday around 11am, you can take in the Rathaus Glockenspiel, one of the most entertaining free attractions in Munich. As the clock strikes the hour, life-sized figures come out of the clock and act out tales from the 16th Century.

Free Munich Walking Tour

If you are looking for free activities in Munich, which are fun but informative as well, than join a free Munich Walking Tour. There are a lot of companies that offer free English-speaking tours where you can get a personal introduction to the Bavaria’s beautiful capital.

Watching FC Bayern München Training

Get to see Munich’s famous football club during one of the free public training sessions, which are held several times a week. at the team’s headquarters on Säbener Strasse. You can check out FC Bayern München’s website for an exact schedule.

Free Events at Gasteig

The Gasteig is a cultural and arts center located near the river Isar. It offers free events regularly, such as art exhibitions or music performances. You can find the timetable on the respective website.

And if you’re looking for an affordable hostel to stay at during your visit to Munich, feel free to contact us.

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