02 Dec Englischer Garten: strolling through one of the largest urban parks of the world
With an area of 3.7 km2 , the Englischer Garten is one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in the world. Right in the centre of Munich, the Bavarian capital, the “English Garden”, in a free translation, has beautiful landscapes and we will show you why you can not miss this park!
Created in 1789 by Sir Benjamin Thompson for the Bavarian Prince Karl Theodor, the Englischer Garten was named english because of its English style. The park is visited annually by tens of thousands of Germans and tourists and guarantees fun for any public.
As said before, the park is huge, so set aside a whole day to enjoy it and yet it won’t be enough to know every part of it. Inside the park there are restaurants and the famous Bier Garten next to Chinesischer Turm, the park’s Chinese tower, a beautiful place for a photo with the huge beer mug you’ll get there.
Another interesting spot within the park is the Monopteros, added to the park in 1836 and guarantees an unforgettable view of the landscape the park offers. There is also the Japanese Tea House, another unmissable spot opened in 1972 in the south of the park on an artificial island that regularly hosts Japanese tea ceremonies.
Also, if you’re looking for refreshment, the Englischer Garten is a great place for you. The park is crossed by the Isar River, a clean and pleasant river, suitable for a good bath. And i’s on this very river that you’ll find the well-known surfers of Munich! In the southern part of the park, at Eisbach, the most experienced surfers surf the artificial waves of the river, admired by all the people who stand there watching them. It’s worth checking!
Finally, there are plenty of things to see and do in the Englischer Garten, from jogging to riding a bike, getting tanned, relaxing, eating good schnitzels and strong beers, and all the touristic spots you find in and close to the park’s area. After all, as the park is in the middle of the city, right out of it you’ll find the Hofgarten, the Odeonsplatz, the Residenz Museum, the Munich Modern Art Gallery, the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum and so many other places that you can not miss in Munich!