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English Garden

Discover authentic Munich lifestyle in the English Garden with a wonderful view of the city and the Alps.

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Meet amateur footballers, frisbee freaks, cyclists, joggers, yoga groups, riders and even tightrope walkers: The English Garden is a temple for recreational athletes. You can’t miss out on watching the surfers who conquer the Eisbach wave. Spanning an area of 3.7 square kilometers, there is still plenty to see and experience in the English Garden. Take a nice boat trip on Lake Kleinhesseloher or sunbathe on the shore. During the winter, you can skate on the lake and or sled down the Monopteros. From Monopteros, you will have the most stunning panoramic view of the city. Listen to the brass band while sitting in the beer garden at the 25-meter tall Chinese tower and enjoy Munich beer. Enjoy cultural events such as the Kocherlball or outdoor plays.

With its streams, meadows, sights, attractions and lakes, the English Garden invites you to relax and is also one of the most popular meeting places in Munich.

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Directions English Garden

Bus 58 to Chinesischer Turm
U3 or U6 to Giselastraße 

Get there for free with your Munich City Pass/Munich Card as the public transport is always included.

Highlights English Garden

  • Many free events 
  • Huge green oasis on 3.7 km ² 
  • Bathing and surfing in the Eisbach 
  • Fascinating sight on the towers of the city from Monopteros 

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Description English Garden

For over two centuries, the English Garden has been constantly changing with new buildings and green spaces being added over and over again. It all began in 1789, when Elector Karl Theodor gave the order to build a public park on the Isar. The original purpose of the English Garden was to provide a relaxing space for army. However, it was opened in 1792 as a public park for the 40,000 citizens of Munich. The Britishman Benjamin Thompson (who later became the Imperial Count of Rumford) and the Schwetzingen court gardener Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell were responsible for the original design of the park. The park was given the name "English Garden" because it was not designed as a meticulously geometrically designed French Baroque garden, but instead in the style of an English landscape park.

Enjoy the English Garden and take a break from you sightseeing tour with the Munich City Pass/the Munich Card!

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