A Fairytale Tour of Munich English Garden 2023
The word “garden” doesn’t do justice to this huge area of greenery. The Englisher Garten is one of the best places to visit in Munich, and both tourists and people who live there love it. With almost 80 kilometers (50 miles) of paths, 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) of streams, and more than 100 bridges, this unique garden has a lot to see. Read on to find out which ones we like best.
The idea of putting a “English” country park in the middle of Germany’s third-largest city set a precedent for the park to include elements from other cultures. Soshitsu Sen, the head of a well-known tea school in Kyoto, gave a Japanese teahouse to Bavaria as a gift for the 1972 Olympic Games. It turned out that Munich was the perfect place for it. The pretty teahouse is on an island in the Schwabinger stream that was built just for it.
The English Gardens Munich
You won’t have to go too far from the teahouse to find the Chinese Tower. It is actually the second tallest tower in Munich. It stands 25 meters (82 feet) tall. When it was first built, the tower was made of wood, but it has burned down several times over the years. But each time it has been rebuilt, it has been done in a way that is true to the original design from 1789. Even though it’s called the “Chinese Tower,” Munich has given it a twist: at the base of the tower, there’s a beer garden that can fit 7,000 people. It’s also where a popular Christmas market is held every winter.
In the Englischer Garten, the Chinese Tower isn’t the only place with a beer garden. If you walk north, you’ll find the Kleinhesseloher Lake, which has a sunny beer garden right on the shore. You can bring food for a picnic by the lake, which gets crowded as soon as the first rays of spring appear. If you feel like being active, you can rent motor boats and pedalos. Just watch out for the geese! You can also go inside the Seehaus restaurant to stay dry and eat traditional Bavarian food if the weather is bad.
Go to the Monopteros for an even better view. This temple in the shape of a Greek circle has amazing views of Munich. It was first made of wood, but in 1836, it was replaced by a similar stone building. It was the idea of King Ludwig I. He thought his English Garden needed a Greek temple, so he built a 15-meter-high (49.2-foot) hill out of bricks left over from building the Residenz and then covered it with earth. Today, people like to sunbathe there in the summer and toboggan down it in the winter. It also has great views all year round.
Last but not least, the nudist area is between the Monopteros and the Japanese teahouse. It is one of the most unusual parts of the English Garden. Most Germans are fine with people being naked in public (just go to a sauna), and sunbathing without clothes has been legal here since the 1960s. The Schonfeldwiese, also called the Schonfeld meadow, is one of six places in the city that are known as “urban naked zones.”
Surfing in Munich English Garden
Have you ever thought it might be possible to surf without leaving the middle of Munich? Yes, it’s possible at any time of year! You might run into a girl with a surfboard under her arm and flip-flops on her feet as you walk through the beautiful pedestrian streets of downtown Munich. These streets are lined with fancy shops and restaurants. If you were interested, you could follow it and end up at the English Garden. One of the world’s biggest parks is a free thing to do in Munich that you shouldn’t miss. A place that is green, peaceful, and very popular with city residents. In short, it’s a place where you can live “like a local” and get to know the real Munich.
The English Garden is one of the largest urban parks in the world, even bigger than Central Park in New York, with 3.75 km of green space. In the northeast corner of the beautiful park, which was designed by Sir Benjamin Thompson in 1789, you will find young surfers who have just come out of the cool, clear water of Eisbach (Isar).
A lot of surfers go to the point of the river near Prinzregentenstraße, where the waves and strong currents of the Eisbach bring them together.
The river runs through the park, making nice urban beaches. At that spot, surfers can ride a perfect wave made by the river. It is a wave that is always “ready” to surf, meaning you don’t have to wait for it. Surfers ride it one at a time, do different tricks, and then jump into the canal.
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