Things to do FOR FREE in Munich
Wombats FREE walking tours:
Wombats proudly present to offer FREE walking Tours for our guests. Do not miss this perk. Since 2006, the ozTours http://www.osbournkemp.com is “as affordable as FREE” & provides fascinating insights while discovering Munich, with a classic Bratwurst & Bier break to get you truly local! This tour meets in the Wombats lobby daily at 10:45am. We are looking forward to show you beautiful Munich by walking around!
Named after the column of the Virgin Mary, the square is famous for its neo-Gothic Town Hall, whose mechanical clock, or Glockenspiel, plays at 11am, 12 pm (always), and 5pm (summer only). It starts with a Bavarian jouster fighting a French one (guess who wins), followed by a Coopers Dance to keep the plague away. The tower of the nearby oldest church in Munich (12th century) is named “Alter Peter”. From its gallery you have the greatest view over Munich including a stunning panorama of the Alps on a clear day. The EUR 1.50 won’t so much take you aback as the app. 300 steps you have to climb. Also harness yourself against the Devil who tries to pull it down sometimes.
Take your free welcome drink voucher
and check out our Wombar, we offer you happy hours and cheap drink specials in our hostel bar! Prost!
and its adjacent beer garden is also a nice place to check out. It is the farmers‘ market and right at Marienplatz. Beware! The shop men go nuts if you dare to touch their goods!
Munich’s famous 1000-acre park (twice the size of New York’s Central Park) is best known for its four beer gardens (Chinesischer Turm, Seehaus, Hirschau, Aumeister) and nude sunbathers (keep in mind that Bavarian genitals are not always that small – the Isar river is just terribly cold!). It’s strictly forbidden and perilous to swim near surfer’s wave! Along with the adjacent district of Schwabing, this is Munich’s heart and soul.
Site of the 1972 Olympics (which ended in tragedy – 17 Israeli hostages were killed), this landscaped park has sport facilities, lakes, concert venues and a football stadium with its landmark “tent-style“ roof. In summer: Live-concerts in Olympic station, possibility to listen to concerts from Olympic hill.
Tollwood festival – Colorful festival with waling artists, music and “Market of ideas”. To walk around and catch the atmosphere is free of admission, for concert prices and details check the website. http://www.tollwood.de/
walk on the riverside – it’s really nice.
(S-Bahn line 6 to Starnberg) The only thing you need to buy is a S-Bahn ticket, spend the day at “Starnberger See” or “Ammersee” and enjoy the green areas of Munich.
Our closest lake is about 20 km long and 5 km wide. It is a popular place for daytrips. 20 km of the 49 km shoreline are reserved for recreational purposes only. Four ships sail on the lake, also to Berg, where King Ludwig II died – which happened like this: in 1886 he was declared insane by his own government because his passion for expensive castles was draining Bavaria‘s budget (he was grounded to Schloss Berg, which is a posh hotel now). Oddly enough, he was quite a popular king and rumours said he was planning to escape to reclaim his power. Coincidentally, he became suicidal and drowned himself in the lake (where it is only waist-deep). His shrink, who said he was not at all suicidal, drowned too, coincidentally! Years later, the royal coroner suddenly remembered in his deathbed that there were two bullets in the King’s back, which always struck him odd. Especially since seven witnesses have coincidentally died or disappeared soon after the King’s death. However, others say this is only a wild conspiracy theory. Ironically, nowadays Ludwig’s castles are fairytale cash-cows for Bavaria’s government.
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