One of the world’s largest parks, the Englischer Garten was created in 1789 by Sir Benjamin Thompson for Prince Charles Theodore. It was originally designed in an English landscape style and has undergone continual change over the following centuries, with the addition of new buildings and green spaces.
Stretch your legs on the extensive network of walking and jogging paths that traverse the Englischer Garten or enjoy a game of soccer on one of the recreational fields. A Japanese teahouse surrounded by traditional gardens lies on a lakeside island at the south end of the park, while the hilltop Monopteros offers sweeping views across the city.
Relax in the grassy meadow of the Schönfeldwiese or test your surfing skills on the artificial wave that’s been created along one of the Englischer Garten’s streams. The park’s 25-metre-high Chinese Tower was modelled on the Great Pagoda at Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens and lies adjacent to one of the largest beer gardens in Munich.
The Englischer Garten is a 10-minute drive from the Munich Central railway station or can be accessed from the nearby Universität U-Bahn station. Munich International Airport is 30 minutes’ drive from the park.