Tours & activities in Munich

Free Tour of Munich

The original FREE walking tour of Munich’s most visited attractions with a local guide

ABOUT THE Free Tour of Munich

This 2.5-hour 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 Free Tour of Munich 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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Your Free Tour of Munich starts at Marienplatz in front of Mary's Column, daily in English and Spanish

  • 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"


10:45 AM2:00 PM
10:45 AM2:00 PM
Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
Additional Information
  • The independent guides who employ us to market their tours have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites & stories mentioned and lasts about 2.5 hours, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group
  • Wheelchair accessible
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The tour starts at Marienplatz, in front of Mary's Column Open in Google Maps
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The original Free Tour of Munich, every day of the year


Rain or shine, all of our tours run as scheduled. Book your place online to guarantee your spot!

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Munich's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the Free Tour on a tips-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. 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?

  • Many major landmarks covered
  • Central meeting points
  • Guaranteed to fit within your budget
  • High quality guides, incentivized to perform every time!
  • Tips-based tours running every day


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Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


What is a Free Tour?

The FREE TOUR is the best introduction to the city! A general overview tour including many of the highlights of the city, the FREE TOUR is provided by a local freelance guide in partnership with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, tour content and duration of the tour can vary depending on your guide’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 travellers, 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! 

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