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".
On "Beer Day" on 25 April 2024, you can join our popular guided tour "On the trail of old Freising breweries".

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 23 March, 6 April, 20 April, 4 May, 18 May, 1 June, 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: 16 March, 30 March, 13 April, 27 April, 25 May, 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: 11 May, 8 June, 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


On the trail of old Freising breweries

In the early 19th century there were 18 private breweries in Freising. These bourgeois breweries such as Hummelbräu, Stieglbräu, Laubenbräu, Hacklbräu or Furtnerbräu are still preserved in the names of streets and houses. On Beer Day on 25 April 2024, we invite you on a journey through the history of brewing. We will tell you about the historical day-to-day operations and the development of the former bourgeois breweries and pubs in the Old Town. We will also visit the Sporrerkeller, the beer cellars of the former city breweries.
Next public guided tour: Thursday, 25 April 2024, at 3 pm (German only)
Meeting point: Tourist Information Office (Asam building inner courtyard, Marienplatz 7)
Duration: 120 minutes
Cost: 10 euros per person / 8 euros reduced
For organisational reasons, participation in the guided tour is only possible with prior registration via  our online form (German only) or by E-mail to touristinfo@freising.de.