Entrance to the park itself is free, though seeing inside the stadium, doing a roof tour and the like do cost money. The great secret of the Olympic Stadium is that you can hear concerts given there, by the likes of Beyoncé, Alt-J or Harry Styles from the top of Olympic Hill absolutely free. Bring some blankets, snacks, and a friend, and have a picnic with the best soundtrack ever.
Walk around the gardens at Nymphenburg Palace
Munich and more-largely Bavaria is home to many, many castles, but hardly any are as grand as Nymphenburg Palace. In all senses of the word. Choose a sunny day and devote it to rambling around the grounds of this fantastic piece of history. There are formal French gardens like you might see at Versailles, as well as a botanical garden and palm house with plant species from all over the world.
Nymphenburg Palace, Schloss Nymphenburg 1, Munich, Germany, +49 89 179 080
Munich Old City walking tour
The best way to see a city is by walking. Even large cities like Munich usually have a relatively compact city centre that it’s possible to see plenty of in one day. Highlights include the Old Town Hall, St Peter’s Church, and the Munich Residenz. Refuel at the lively Viktualienmarkt and pop into the renowned Hofbräuhaus beer hall.
Every day at 11am and noon (and 5pm in summer) you can hear the Rathaus Glockenspiel in Marienplatz chime a 15-minute show. For more than 100 years, the 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures have re-enacted events from Bavarian history. Keep an eye out for the golden bird; when he chirps three times, the show is over.
Rathaus-Glockenspiel, Marienplatz 8, Munich, Germany, +49 89 2330 0155
Neues Rathaus, Marienplatz | © Roanna Mottershead / Culture Trip