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Free Things To Do in Munich

If you have extra time, St. Peter's Church (Peterskirche) is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Munich
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    #1 in Munich
    Parks and Gardens, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Parks and Gardens, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    This large public park, which reaches from the city center to the northeastern city limits, is one of Munich's must-dos. Named for the informal English style of rolling hills and open landscaping, theEnglischer Gartencontains several popular biergartens, a handful of eclectic monuments and a boating lake, among lots of jogging

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    Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche)
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    Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
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    Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    The gothic-periodFrauenkirche, or Church of our Lady, is a unique part of the Munich skyline with its two dome-topped towers, which residents say resembles a pair of beer steins bubbling over. The main part of the church was finished in the late 1400s, but Allied bombing during World War II

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    St. Peter's Church (Peterskirche)
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    #3 in Munich
    Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
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    Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
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    Open daily, Peterskirche(St. Peter's Church) is Munich's oldest and smallest place of worship. Jump off the U-bahn or S-bahn at Marienplatz to tour for free, but expect to pay a small fee to climb its tower for a sweeping view of Bavaria. Recent travelers were impressed by the church's glittering altar,

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    Marienplatz
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    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    The Marienplatz square, accessible by a U-bahn station of the same name, is Munich's heart just as it used to be back in 1158 when it was established. Back then, it hosted spectator events, such as jousts and executions (yikes!). Today thisAlstadt(Old Town) square is alive with street performers, from

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    Viktualienmarkt
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    #6 in Munich
    Shopping, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
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    Shopping, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    The Viktualienmarkt, located in Alstadt off the Marienplatz U-bahn and S-bahn stops, is the city's oldest farmer's market (dating back to 1807). Open six days a week, it contains around 140 booths with merchants selling everything from fresh baked bread to sausages and honey to fresh flowers. You can also

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    Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm
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    Cafes, Parks and Gardens, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
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    Cafes, Parks and Gardens, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Located in theEnglish Garden near theChinesischen Turm(Chinese Tower), this biergarten is one of Munich's most famous. The sylvan park provides a fantastic backdrop to the lively chatting of biergarten patrons and the jolly notes of oompah musicians. Recent visitors enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere and the chance to people-watch. Jump off Tram

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    BMW Welt
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    Museums, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Museums, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
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    BMW Welt(BMW World) is a space dedicated to one of Germany's most famous exports. Many travelers said it was worth visiting — if not for the cars then for the building's contemporary architecture. You can view the company's latest concept cars, motorcycles and more here.The main attraction is a large vending

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    Augustiner-Keller
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    Cafes, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
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    Cafes, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Augustiner-Keller, one of few remaining traditional beer gardens left in the city center, serves big glasses of refreshing beer. Although you can cut down on costs by bringing a picnic of your own food, you can also order your traditional German fare here. Visitors recommend staking your claim to a

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    St. Michael's Church (Michaelskirche)
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    Sightseeing, Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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    Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
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    Usually Renaissance churches have towers, but you won't find one atMichaelskirche(St. Michael's Church). During its construction, the tower fell. Patron Duke Wilhelm V took it as an act of God that the church was too small, and so he ordered the church be made bigger — and with barrel vaulting that today

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