English garden is a very popular and scenic park right in the heart of Munich city. This huge garden houses a Greek temple,Cinese pagodas and a Japanese tea house.It was founded in1789 by Benjamin Thomson, who is also known as Count of Rumford (German: Reichsgraf von Rumford). With an area covering 3.7 km² the Englischer Garten is one of the world's largest urban public parks.
This garden is divided into two portions by the busy street Isarring. The south is around 2 kms long, while the northern part, called the Hirschau is about 3 kms. The Hirschau has the opposite character of the south part, which on sunny days attract many people. It has the serene character typically found in a forest. Two beer gardens, the "Aumeister" and the "Hirschau", are located at the north and south end of the Hirschau.
What a wonderful way to end your sightseeing day in munich? There was african music playing when we went, and people playing, and quiet entertainment here and there.
It is big, so try not to get lost in the wonderful walking paths. haha. Not the best park in the world but the atmosphere is great when there are lots of people. bring a frisbee!
In the winter, get some Punch wine (Mulled wine), which is excellent on a cold day.
In the summer, get yourself a currywurst, a german classic, or half a chicken or something.
it was winter, it was cold, yet it was pure as crystal and relaxing as a whisper.
i believe it's the biggest park in munich, huge and walkable. it was sunny the day we'd been there, with the lake half frozen (not good for skating tho!), and the streams were just shiny and reflecting the sunshine.
This lovely and extensive landscape garden is Munichs best-known recreational area. A good place to rest your weary feet if you are done with sight-seeing! Or maybe visit the crowded beergarden at the Chinese Tower.
we didn't have much time to wander around the gardens. We stopped by to have a beer at the Chinese Tower Beer Garden. Walking to the beer garden was very nice. There are lots of bike paths and a pretty big stream running along one side of the park.
The Chinese Tower is pretty interesting. The beer garden was not too crowded since we were there during winter, it was also close to closing time. The beer garden has tons of seating and is definitely a nice place to relax and have a beer!
This "English Garden" was the first public urban park in Europe, and is still one of the biggest. It was started in 1789 when the Bavarian ruler, Elector Carl Theodor, decided to turn his private hunting grounds on the Isar River into a park that would be open to the public.
The park was first designed by Benjamin Thompson (1753-1814), who was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, but left American after the Revolutionary War because he had sided with the British. The name English Garden comes from the "English" style of landscape gardening, with ponds, meadows and patches of woods all connected by gently curving paths.
In the middle of the park there is a lake, the Kleinhesseloher See with a large beer garden on the shore.
Second photo: There are numerous paths winding all through the English Garden. In some places there are three parallel paths, one for pedestrians only, one for pedestrians and cyclists and a third for horseback riding. I don't know of any paths in this park that are reserved for cyclists only, which makes cycling here a bit frustrating on a nice Sunday afternoon when half the population is out strolling. But on most other days the cycling here is fine!
Third photo: At the south end of the park there is a stream called the Eisbach. Many years ago a dam was build on this stream to regulate the flow of water and prevent flooding. This produced a small stretch of artificial rapids where you can watch people surfing -- but don't try it yourself! It is extremely dangerous and totally illegal.
As you probably already know, beer gardens are a big part of Munich culture. On our Beer Tour we learned that there are two major rules for being a true beer garden. There have to be chestnut trees and people must be allowed to bring their own food (although not necessarily drinks). This means you can create your own picnic (we would suggest the market in town) and bring it to any beer garden to have with your liter of beer.
We especially enjoyed the Englischer garden. There was a band in the Chinese tower playing music for the enjoyement of all the customers. The temperature below the chestnut trees was perfect and the place was neat and clean. Plus, walking through the park to get there is a treat in and of itself.
The park is build by a loyalist who migrated from America after she gained independence.This is a huge park with River Issar running through it.The park has a Greek Temple mounument,Japanese Tea House and a Chinese pagoda.
The Chinese pagoda was built in 1791.However, this 5 storey wooden pagoda looks more Japanese than Chinese to me.This is a favourite meeting spot for locals as well as visitors.There is a big crowd at the large beer garden enjoying fresh 'Mass" of beer(1 Litre) while listening to a Bavarian Band,which i understand plays only on weekend.
One large secttion of the beer garden is self service .There is also another corner where you get full service from waiters but paying a higher price.At one corner ,the horse coaches stood waiting for customers wanting joy rides round the park.
The Englischer Garten is one of the best places to be in Munich when the weather is fine. There is no shortage of walking trails, bike trails, and even horse trails. Not to mention the 4 beer gartens and several restaurants, food stands, and other diversions. Even when the weather is cloudy and the beer gardens are closed, there are plenty of things to see and do in the park.
The Englisch Garden is a huge green area. I think it is 10-15 km long and 1 km wide. You easily get lost, because of all the small roads, paths and rivers. It is good for walking, cycling, horse riding etc. And on the fields people play football or go sunbathing (yes, even here there are areas with nude Germans... ).
On of the most popular parts of the English Garden are the biergardens at the Chinese Tower, where a band often play typical Bavarian music.
There are many English styled parks in Germany, like the Tiergarten in Berlin, but this one is one of the best and biggest by far. It's also possibly the most English. Stepping out of the trees and into the wide open spaces of green feels like stepping out into Hyde Park in London, or any number of big parks in Britain. Like many German parks it is absolutely huge, and can be clearly made out from space on satellite photographs, snaking its way out of the city along the Isar river before merging with the countryside outside.
It has to be said the park looks absolutely fantastic in Autumn. I just couldn't stop myself going from park to park in Munich to take in the incredible colours.
The Englischer Garten is huge! It's over 900 acres and is the largest metropolitan park in Europe. That's twice the size of New York's Central Park. There's many trails to explore and you get the feeling that you're not in Munich anymore. It's so quiet and peaceful. There's lots of places to just sit and soak in the beauty of the place if that's what you're looking for. If not, it also has a livelier side. The garden is home to four beergardens: the Chinesischer Turm (which is where we stopped for a drink), Seehaus, Hirschau & Aumeister.
The Englischer Garten or "English Garden" is a large urban public park in northeast Munich, Germany and it was founded in 1789
The name refers to the style of gardening; the term "English garden" is used outside of the English speaking world to refer to the style of informal landscape gardening which was popular in the United Kingdom in the mid 18th century
I spent days biking, lounging, people watching and beer drinking in this fabulous place. I don't think I actually even saw the whole park. There are 3 beer gardens in this park, with the Chinese Towers being the largest. A must do!!
This was the only landmark of the Englischer Garten that we saw. We got a little lost finding it (no laughing!) because we entered to the south of where we thought we were. Well, we weren't really lost, it's just that this map was to scale, and everything else had been much closer than we expected. Anyway, finding it was lovely. We briefly admired the tower, then we browsed the choices for food and drink.
This was one of my favorite parts of Munich, I think. Very relaxed, and it reminded me of the attitude and atmosphere of Berlin. The areas just off the Garten are a bit too self conscious for my liking. I can get that right at home!