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. A calendar of guided city tours on specific days and times offers something for everyone – individuals and families, visitors and Freising locals alike. Tours can be attended without prior registration.

Our Events Calendar lists all dates of public city tours. The city tours present the following themes:

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. This tour is also held as a tour of the historic city centre with cathedral tour, including an in-depth tour of the Baroque cathedral with interior by the Asam Brothers and the famous Romanesque crypt with Beasts’ Pillar.

From the historic city to Weihenstephan

Taking in the historic city and Weihenstephan, this tour leads past the boundary stone marking the former border between Freising and Bavaria, the legendary St Corbinian’s Spring and the remains of the former Benedictine monastery at Weihenstephan. It finishes at the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan, the beating heart of the art of brewing.

From old city to “New Abbey”

Along the picturesque lanes of the old city to Neustift, the former Premonstratensian abbey that once lay outside the prince-bishops’ territory of Freising. The Church of Sts Peter and Paul has works by renowned artists including Johann Baptist Zimmermann (frescos) and Ignaz Günther (high altar). These tours are held regularly on Saturdays, and additionally on Thursdays in the summer.

Information on the tours

These tours are held regularly on Saturdays.

 

All tours start at Freising Tourist Information Office, Rindermarkt 20 near Marienplatz and last for around 90 minutes. The starting time is 11 am. Tour costs are:

 

  • EUR 8 per person
  • EUR 5 for school or higher education students and pensioners
  • EUR 0 for the tour participant’s own children and grandchildren under the age of 18

 

Please note that tour routes go through historic parts of the city which may not all be fully wheelchair-accessible.