Munich residents pay a high price for rent and real estate. Fortunately, budget travelers can experience the best of the city without inflicting too much damage on their bank balance—providing they plan ahead. From super savers to sightseeing passes, here is how to get the most bang for your buck in this Bavarian metropolis.
Book a Super Saver
Super Savers combine two bestselling activities into one discounted tour. Enjoy much-loved Munich attractions and activities, including bike, beer, and World War II tours, as well as out-of-town trips to Dachau, Salzburg, and the Romantic Road.
Buy a Sightseeing Pass
City passes are a natural choice for budget-conscious travelers, offering access to multiple museums, galleries, and historical sites, for one set price. Some sightseeing passes come with included hop-on hop-off bus transport or included use of public transit, making them an appealing option for those on a budget.
Take a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
While Munich’s Old Town (Altstadt) is walkable, attractions on the outskirts such as Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg) and Olympiapark require visitors to hop in a taxi or take public transport. Save yourself money and the hassle of navigating by booking a hop-on hop-off bus tour, which also includes the benefit of onboard commentary and drop-off and pickup at most major attractions.
Tour the City by Bike
Cycling in Munich is a breeze, with well-marked bike lanes covering much of the city. Save on transport costs and parking fees by renting a bike. Or opt for a low-cost bike tour, which allows you to cover more ground than you could on foot and sightsee in the company of a guide.