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Munich Free Walking Tours


Explore the breathtaking German city of Munich, the capital city of Bavaria, with a free walking tour.

Munich captivates with rich history, astonishing museums and the festive spirit. Take a walking tour of Munich to immerse yourself in the magic of the city and vibrant culture.


Here are our favourite Munich tours. We found a great Munich free walking tour, but also included other (free and paid) options for you to consider.

We only list tours we'd personally use. If you click links on our site, we may earn a small commission. Tours not operated by Buddy Free Walking Tours.

Free Walking Tour of Munich

I did this tour and really enjoyed it!


Explore Munich's famous landmarks and learn about the history of this unique German city. Starting at the central Fish's Fountain in Marienplatz (twice daily), the top rated tour is in English and lasts for about 2.5 hours.

This is a free tour, meaning there is no booking fee or fixed price. If you find the Munich free walking tour useful, give your guide a tip you consider appropriate at the end of the tour. 

Check the details and book today.

As the tour is not run by Buddy Free Walking Tours, please ensure you read the official information on the tour page.

Book your spot on the tour for free today so you don't miss out!


You can always cancel for free later if you change your mind.

Other Munich Tours (not free but highly recommended)


"Munich is one of the most fun places I have ever visited"

John T., attendee at Munich free walking tour in January 2023

Munich Free Walking Tours - explore the heart and soul of Bavaria

About Munich

Munich, the capital city of Bavaria in Germany, is a captivating European city with a rich blend of history and modernity.


Known for its breathtaking architecture, the city boasts a range of landmarks that will leave you in awe. Munich's vibrant culture comes to life in the beer gardens, where locals and visitors gather to enjoy some traditional Bavarian local brews.


You may have heard of the city's annual Oktoberfest celebration which attracts millions of visitors from around the world, popular for its festivities and the love for beer. Like London, Munich is also a destination for arts, music and technology, with numerous museums, academies and theaters and academies on display.

We recommend to do a free walking tour of Munich early on in your trip to get a good overview and introduction to the city.


Your Munich tour will likely include some or all of the following famous sights of the German city:

  • Fish's Fountain in Marienplatz

  • The beautiful new and old town halls

  • Rathaus-Glockenspiel

  • The main shopping streets surrounding Marienplatz

  • Frauenkirche, the famous Munich Cathedral 

  • Fünf Höfe

  • Odeonsplatz square

  • The Feldherrnhalle

  •  Theatinerkirche, the 17th century built church

  • Viscardigasse, also known as the "Shirker's Alley"

  • Munich Residenz, the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs of Bavaria. 

  • National Theatre and State Opera

  • Maximilianstraße 

What is a Munich free walking tour?

As you noticed, some of our favourite Munich walking tours listed here are listed as free. Other Munich tours listed, as clearly labelled, have a cost associated.


What does a free walking tour mean? Is it free?
Well, a free tour usually means that the tours have no upfront or booking cost. They may operate on a tips only basis where if you like the tour, you can pay your guide how much the tour was worth to you at the end. Didn't like the tour? There should be no obligations to pay anything.

Having said that, the guides on free walking tours rely on the tips of participants for their income just like any other travel guide or in fact any other worker. Therefore, by tipping an appropriate amount that reflects the value/worth you received from the free walking tour at the end, you show your support for their efforts and expertise provided on the day.

Do check the exact details on their respective websites as the tours listed here are not run by Buddy Free Walking Tours.

How much should I tip on a Munich free walking tour?

There are no set rules here. Keep in mind the length of the Munich walking tour, how useful your guide was, if you had an enjoyable time and how much you learnt. Ensure you bring some cash on the day and pay your guide how much the tour was worth to you at the end. The tips vary a lot, some walkers give 5 Euros, others more than 50. The average is possibly around 15 Euros.

What language is the tour in?

The Munich free walking tour we listed is done in English. Keep in mind, there are Munich free walking tours in other languages including German, Spanish and Italian. Let us know if you have any issues finding these and we can help out.

Should I book my Munich free tour online?

We strongly recommend booking your free tour online well in advance. This means you won't miss out especially during the more popular times and sessions.


Especially as it is so easy to book. Online bookings for free tours are generally free, easy, do not require any credit card details and have no cancellation fees in case you change your mind or plans change.

You should pre book a Munich free walking tours as they are known to be very popular and this way you have a reserved spot. It also means you can enjoy your holiday rather than trying find last minute reservations for a tour.

Important information about the tours listed

The free walking tours of Munich and other tours and day trips listed here are not operated by Buddy Free Walking Tours. Therefore, we advise you to visit the respective tour websites and find out directly the details of their Munich tours.


Participation is strictly voluntary and any tour or travel obviously carries risks you need to be aware of. Be sure to read the official terms and conditions carefully for any walking tours and day trips/excursions you plan to attend.

Ensure you attend on time and be extra cautious at times of high or low temperatures, weather events or if you have any medical concerns. Inform your guide early if any issues arise.


Buddy Free Walking Tours takes no responsibility for tours operated by other providers and cannot in any way be held liable for any negative outcome arising from those. Please always do your own research and ensure you agree with the Buddy Free Walking Tours terms and conditions of use prior to using the site.


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