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see the sites in Munich, Germany without spending a dime.
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Things to Do for Free in Munich, Germany
Travelling can be expensive but most cities are home to at least a few landmarks that won't cost you a penny to see. HI! I'm Rebecca Britton and welcome to Watchmojo.com and today, we’ll be exploring what you can do for free while travelling in Munich.
One of the best ways to see any city is to get out on foot and explore. That’s one reason Munich’s free walking tours are such a treat for visitors. Held in English, these tours are a great introduction to this German city.
The tourists move fast all the main tourist attractions in the Bavarian capitals old town. The English Garden is a huge public park located in the middle of the city. At 1.4 square mils, it is one of the world’s largest municipal, parks even larger than New York City’s Central Park.
The park is well known for its beer gardens, lakes, lush greens as well as the possibility to sunbathe nude in certain areas. Within the garden is a Japanese garden and tea house that towers over a nearby beer garden.
Activities in the park are plentiful. Observe the abundant wildlife in its natural habitat. Grab a kite and make it soar even rent a boat for a spin around the lake. Pack a family picnic, take a leisurely stroll or even hop in a horse driven carriage for a look around this huge green space and don’t forget to check out the Monopteros, a small but beautiful temple on top of a hill.
On a clear day, you're able to see the skyline of Munich from within the structure. Since 1158, Marienplatz has been Munich’s central town square boarded to one side by the city’s new town hall, this City square drives millions of tourists each year. Each day at 11 am, visitors flock there to witness the famous show that takes place high above the square.
The Rathaus Glackenspiel is another of the city’s famous landmarks and this huge clock provide the show that reenacts the different moments from Bavarian history set within the 260-foot tall tower, bells ring and huge figures come to life. See a jousting match between nights and the jolly customary dance performance.
This Glackenspiel was built relatively recently in 1908 but has become a must see stop for tourists. And don’t forget to visit the Marian Column also found in the town square. Topped by a golden statue of the Virgin Mary, this column commemorated the end of the Swedish Occupation following the 30 years war.
One fact that some might be a surprise to learn is that Munich’s world’s famous Oktoberfest celebration is free of charge. While buying a pretzel and a giant stein of beer will still set you back some cash, you're free to enter the beer tents without paying a cent. Observe customary Bavarian culture, listen to traditional music and even watch Oktoberfest parades all without an admission fee.