Tours & activities in Munich

Free Tour of Munich

Book the original Munich free walking tour and visit many of the city's highlights with a local guide

ABOUT THE Free Tour of Munich

This 2.5-hour free walking tour will take you to many of Munich’s major landmarks. You will visit the Frauenkirche, see the world-famous Glockenspiel, go past the iconic Hofbräuhaus, and much more. This tour will help you tick off many of Munich’s must-see sites.


Your Munich Free Tour starts at Marienplatz in front of Mary’s Column and also finishes near the start point.


Explore one of Germany’s most picturesque cities

Munich locals will tell you their city is the most beautiful in Germany, if not Europe, and on this 2.5-hour walking tour, it’s not hard to see why!

Keep your camera at the ready as you stroll through the medieval heart of Munich, admire the beauty of the Royal Residence, see the Church of St. Peter, and of course the Glockenspiel.

Discover great Bavarian traditions

Learn about the origins of Oktoberfest and see Hofbräuhaus, one of Munich’s oldest beer halls and discover for yourself why they make such good beer!

Listen to the dramatic stories of the Bavarian royal family, and how Bavaria became a kingdom under Maximilian I.

Free Tour concept

The tips-based model of the Free Tour allows guests to support and reward only the highest quality tours, and to ensure that the tour fits within their expectations, and within their budget.

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The Munich Free Tour starts at Marienplatz in front of Mary's Column

  • See the impressive Frauenkirche, with its two towers
  • Go past the world-famous Hofbräuhaus beer hall
  • Learn the stories of the Bavarian royal family at the Royal Residence
  • Watch the world’s most famous Glockenspiel
  • Discover the origins of Oktoberfest
  • Visit the Church of Peter, affectionately known by the locals as “Old Peter"



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • Our business is connecting great guides and smart travelers, and we're proud to help so many local guides welcome travelers like you on their journey through some of the world's best cities. No two tours are alike, and the sites, stories, and length of the tour will vary depending on what your guide decides is best. That's why the tours we promote never get stale or feel scripted, and why savvy travelers prefer SANDEMANs
  • Wheelchair accessible
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What is a Free Tour?


The Free Tour is the best introduction to Munich! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the Free Tour usually lasts around 2 hours and is led by a superb local tour leader, so tour content can vary depending on your tour leader’s particular area of interest and expertise.

The Free Tour is a walking tour with no need for public transport and is designed for independent travelers, not groups. You can book your spot in advance online or simply show up at the start point on the day. There is no payment necessary at the start of the tour but you are welcome to tip your guide at the end!

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Munich's best local freelance tour leaders, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.

Why join the SANDEMANs FREE Tour?

  • The route covers many of Munich's major landmarks
  • The meeting point is centrally located in Marienplatz
  • The Free Tour is guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • The guides performing tips-based Free Tours are incentivized to perform every time


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Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, its staff members, nor any of the freelance guides we work with will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides and tour leaders reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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