City tour timetable

Join us on tour

A quick introduction to Freising, new routes through the ancient episcopal city, and a few entertaining hours are all brought to you by Freising’s city walks. Guided tours are offered on certain days and at fixed times for individuals and families, for guests and also for Freising locals alike.

Our Tours of the historic city centre take place on Saturdays, alternating weekly from 16 March 2024 with exciting Corbinian tours to mark our anniversary year "1300 years of Corbinian in Freising". The guided tour of our atmospheric weekly market on 15 June 2024 is unfortunately fully booked, next date: 5 October 2024.

All our guided tours can only be booked in advance: The best thing to do is to send us an uncomplicated enquiry using our online form (German only) or contact the tourist information office.

Further information can also be found in our brochure "City Tours 2024" (German only), which is also available free of charge from the Tourist Information Centre.

Our Events Calendar lists all dates of public city tours.

Tour of the historic city centre

Our tour of Freising’s historic city centre takes in the main sights around the Town Hall and Cathedral Hill and gives an overview of how the oldest city on the River Isar came to be. Together with our city guides, discover the winding streets of Freising's town and learn interesting facts about the special features of the oldest city on the Isar between the magnificent facades, the town hall, the parish church of St. George and the former canons' houses. Marvel at the almost 4000-year history of the Domberg and hear interesting facts about the development of the former prince-bishop's residence.

Please note that the tour routes lead through the historic city centre, which is only barrier-free in places. The tour also leads up the Domberg. This footpath has a gradient of twelve per cent. The tour is only available in German.

Dates: The Old Town tour takes place every Saturday up to and including 9 March 2024, after which it will alternate weekly with the Corbinian guided tours – i.e. on 15 June, 20 June. 13 July, 27 July, 10 August, 24 August, 7 September, 21 September, 5 October, 19 October, 2 November, 16 November.
Start: 11 a.m. in each case
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: 8 euros per person, 5 euros reduced
Meeting point: in front of the tourist information centre

Guided tours "1300 years of Corbinian in Freising"

Participation in our guided tours is only possible with advance booking: The best thing to do is to send us an uncomplicated enquiry using our online form (German only) or contact the tourist information office.

St Corbinian in Weihenstephan

The tour starts on Marienplatz at the Marian column, at the base of which is one of the four statues of St Corbinian. The tour continues to Weihenstephaner Berg, where Corbinian founded a spiritual community that is regarded as the original monastic centre of Freising. Along the way, you will learn about his life and legend, and see places that commemorate him, such as the ruins of St. Corbinian's Chapel with the Corbinian Fountain below.
Please note: This public tour is only available in German.

Dates: 22 June, 20 July, 17 August, 31 August, 28 September, 26 October, 9 November, 23 November - starting at 11 a.m. each time.
Duration: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: 8 euros per person, 5 euros reduced
Meeting point: Tourist Information Office

St. Korbinian on the Cathedral Hill and in Weihenstephan

This guided tour offers a comprehensive picture of the saint who influenced the history of the city of Freising and still shapes its image today. The route leads from Marienplatz to the Domberg. In the Cathedral of St Mary and St Corbinian, pictures of the Corbinian legend are presented and his shrine is shown. On the way up the Weihenstephan Hill you will hear about his work - and at the end you will see the place where Korbinian set up his first cell.
Please note: This public tour is only available in German.

Dates: 6 July, 3 August, 14 September and 12 October - each starting at 11 a.m.
Duration: about 120 minutes 
Cost: 10 euros per person, 8 euros concessions
Meeting point: Tourist Information Office

Freising markets with pleasure

Accompany our city guide Schreyer Ferl on this culinary tour of the market and learn interesting stories about the development of the fish, cattle and cabbage market into today's "green weekly market". Because already in the year 996 Freising received from Emperor Otto III. the market law. In the course of time, the market has changed again and again. Experience the culinary diversity here as a feast for your senses, where your eyes, nose and palate are spoiled. Because while strolling there is not only an opportunity to chat, also with the market people, there are also all kinds of things to taste.
Meeting point: in front of the tourist information
Guided tour dates (only available in German): (fully booked!) Saturday, 15 June 2024, at 9.30 am. To note: Saturday, 5 October 2024, 9.30 am (no booking possible yet).
Duration: 120 minutes
Cost: 10 euros per person (no reduction possible)
For organisational reasons, participation in the guided tour is only possible with prior registration: Simply send us a request using our online form  (German only) or register at the tourist information office (E-mail touristinfo@freising.de or telephone 08161/54-4 4111).