Free things to do in Munich
Free and v. cheap things to do in Munich – daytime
1. Get a great view of the city from St Peter’s tower
Great views of the Munich city from right in the center of town. St Peters is just a few steps away from Marienplatz. 3 Euros and a climb and this view is yours. (Only €1 for students and other concessions). Its long climb to the top, but the reward is the best views in the city. Do it on a clear day and you’ll see the city framed by a simmering Alpine backdrop. – TOP RECOMMENDATION
2. Take a walk in the English Garden
Claiming to be the fist public park in the world, few could doubt its one of the finest. And it’s huge. You can spend a whole day walking the full length of this vast urban expanse. Or just stroll round the meadows and beer gardens closer to town. Full of street musicians and sunbathers (some of them nude), the English Garden is the best place to be on a sweltering summers day. – Don’t miss the everlasting wave where surfers show off their skills (without moving) all your round.
3. BMW Welt
The central showroom of the Bayerische Motoren Werke. A vast space full of the latest luxury motors to view and swoon over. The annex is a venue, with its own listings of free to attend concerts and exhibitions. Check out the latest events schedule.
4. Visit the Famous 1972 Olympic Park
Easily the most elegant Olympic stadium ever build, the 1972 was a triumph of design; both architecturally and in terms of its iconic graphic design. The stadiums and halls are still well used today as venues for concerts and events, or as sporting facilities. In summer there are often free concerts or fairs by the lake. You can get another great view of the city here, for free, if you climb up to the top of the Olympic park hill.
5. Visit Munich’s Art Center. The Gasteig
The Gasteig is a sprawling 80s built arts center located on the East bank of the Isar, just up Isarbruke. Here you will find a full schedule of world class concerts (classical) and many smaller fringe performances and exhibits. Exhibits in the main foyer are free and if you look carefully at the schedule there’s quite a few smaller concerts or film screenings, free to view. If you just want to put your feet up or read a newspaper, the center has an excellent and very relaxing library.