10 Top Things to Do in Schwabing Munich in 2023
The Schwabing neighborhood is a big part of why Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is thought to be Germany’s most stylish city. Here is a list of the top ten things you could do to explore and enjoy this beautiful area.
Schwabing Christmas Fair
If you are in town during this special time of year, you should go to the Christmas Fair. It begins at the end of November and goes on until Christmas Eve at midnight. In addition to the usual Christmas decorations, reindeer, and making wishes to Santa Claus, you can drink mulled wine as you walk through the fair. You will be amazed by the art on display and the intricate design of the new tram terminal in the square. On your way out of the fair, pick up a cup of hot chocolate from one of the pavilions to keep you warm until you get back to your hotel.
Northern English Garden
The English Garden starts in the middle of Munich. It is bigger than both Central Park in New York and Hyde Park in London. The city expressway splits the park into two different parts. A bridge leads from the northern part of the park to the southern part. The Northern Garden is a place where you can feel like you’re in the country and enjoy the forest lots and fields with beautiful wildflowers. On the northern side of the park, you may see a traditional German shepherd, his dog, and a few sheep as you walk around. The best way to see the English Gardens is to ride a bike. It is also the only way to get to the Aumeister beer garden, which is at the north end of the park.
Southern English Garden
Near Odeonsplatz and the Residenz museum is where the Southern English Garden begins. It is more popular than the Northern because it has a lot of meadows where people go to sunbathe and eat lunch. In this part of the gardens, you can jog, ride a bike, skateboard, or use roller blades. People also like to go horseback riding. So, if you want a typical park experience, the Southern English Gardens are the place to go.
The Chinese Tower
In the middle of the English Gardens is where you’ll find the Chinese Tower. The 25-meter-tall pagoda with several stories was built in 1790, but after World War II, it had to be rebuilt in 1952. It’s a pavilion now, and concerts are held on the second floor. It is one of the most important things to see in the English Gardens, so don’t miss it.
Monopteros is a small Greek temple built in the Neoclassical style. It is on top of a hill. It was built in the English Garden in 1836 and gives visitors a great view of the park, Munich, and the beautiful Bavarian Alps in the distance. It’s a great place to relax after a walk in the park and get some great photos of Munich’s best area.
Most parks around the world have monuments and other pieces of art that were made by local artists and given to the park. The Walking Man is one of the most well-known pieces of art in the English Gardens. It is right next to Leopoldstrabe and shows a man walking quickly down the street. When you visit Schwabing’s English Gardens, don’t forget to take a picture with the Walking Man.
There are a lot of WWII-themed historical sites in Germany. One of them is the Nordfriedhof. The funeral home and morgue have been called “a grove of honor” for the people who died in the allied air raids during World War II. It’s free to visit and won’t take up too much of your time, but it will teach you about WWII in Germany.
You can also ride a bike while you look around the Schwabing district. As you ride your bike more, you will see more places and things. You can go on a guided bike tour to learn more about Munich. The city’s bike paths are very well made and very safe to ride on. By bike, you can see a lot more of the city and the district in particular than you could by car or public transportation.
Dancing at Kocherlball
Hall of Concerts
The English Garden’s Chinese Tower can be used for more than just concerts. Every July, young people gather at the tower early in the morning to dance a Bavarian folk dance. The best part is that anyone can join and is even encouraged to do so. The dance was first done by servants and housemaids. In 1989, for the 200th anniversary of the English Garden, the dance was brought back. The Kocherlball today is free and draws up to 15,000 people who want to play or watch.
Riding waves on the Eisbach
You can buy clothes anywhere in the world, but surfing on the Eisbach is a very unique thing to do in one of the most expensive parts of one of Europe’s biggest cities. A standing wave is made by the Eisbach. During the summer, a lot of surfers go to the beach to try it out. Even though it looks like someone made it, the wave wasn’t made on purpose, so there aren’t any places to rent surfboards there. It happens naturally and doesn’t cost anything. Who needs the ocean or the beach when you can surf in Munich’s famous English Gardens?
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