Munich is a very popular European tourist destination and a chief International center for research, medicine, business and engineering. The city’s palaces, churches and royal avenues are filled with character. Munich is Germany’s most expensive city; however, there are still plenty of ways to explore the European Capital on a budget.
Rent Bicycles in Munich
Munich is known as the bicycle capital of Germany with 932 miles of bike paths in and around the city. Cycling is a cheap, healthy and an eco-friendly way to explore the city, never mind the fact that it will get you to where you want to be faster than any other mode of transportation. There is a public bicycle renting system, known as Call-A-Bike, where you can rent a bike for anywhere between one minute and twenty four hours.
Free Walking Tour in Munich
Most European cities offer free walking tours and Munich is no exception. These free tours are a great introduction to the city with knowledgeable and entertaining guides. The walking tour takes you around many of the city’s most popular sites in just a few hours with plenty of time to take pictures and also a short break for a snack or coffee. The tours meet at Marienplatz (Mary’s square) twice daily, at 10:45 a.m. and 1pm, and last around three hours. The guides are volunteers working for tips so be sure to reward them at the end for good service.
DID YOU KNOW?
The majority of the Oktoberfest festival is held in the month of September.
St. Peter’s Church
For one of the most amazing views of the city, head to St. Peter’s Church where you can climb the 306 steps of the church’s tower for a small fee. St. Peters is Munich’s oldest church and contains a grand alter and the skeleton of the Christian martyr, St. Munditia, which is covered in gilt and studded gems. The observation deck in the tower is small and can get very crowded during busy hours so be sure to arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds.
The BMW Museum
The BMW Museum and four-cylinder tower is located next to the Olympic Park and is very easy to get to via the U-Bahn subway from the city center. There is a stellar collection beautiful cars, motorbikes and engines to see on display. You can learn the innovation and history of the company as well as get involved in interactive activities at the BMW Welt, such as test driving simulation cars and trying out the newest break systems.
There are so many reasons to visit Munich. Offering so many free and nearly free things to see and do, you could spend your entire time seeing the city for cheap.