The Englischer Garten is one of the biggest parks of the world within a city. It is several nice spots to sit and enjoy a beer. All Muncheners enjoy the park on a lovely day to jog, sunbath, swim , drink a beer or what ever.
On the picture you see the Monopteros a neo-classic tempel built by Leo von Klenze in 1837.
Another specific buidling is the Chinese Tower, where also a Beergarden is situated. On the first floor of the tower real Bavarian Music is played throughout the day.
Englische Garten (English Garden) is a part of the city and also a landmark and a very popular place to go with locals and tourists.In summer it is crowded and many locals and visitors come here to make some outdoor activities as:barbecuing,sports,strolling,is the perfect place to have a nice rest.
The Enlglische Garten has also a stream and a small lake and many trees,here also you'll find a few beergarten open just on summertime.
I just took that picture from the exterior of the garden,we didn't had the time to see it better inside!.
The Chinese Tower is located in the Englischer Garten - it was built in 1789 by Elector Karl Theodor to placate his citizens from revolutionary thoughts.
It is very pleasant place to sit in both the spring and summer.
Enjoy the traditional music and food.....oh and of course beer!!
You have to expereince Europe's largest city park (5km x 1.5km) Take a stroll, or in summer you can boat and refresh yourself in the Pilsner beer garden.
One of the beer gardens even has a Chinese Tower plonked in the middle of it, dating back to the park's construction in 1789. An arm of the Isar River flows through the park,. The formerly bohemian suburb of Schwabing runs parallel to the English Garden. Head there for its graceful architecture and lively restaurant and bar scene along buzzy Leopoldstrasse.
One of the greatest Down-Town parks in the world!
Really close to the city center you find a huge park, lots of trees and shrubs, looking really naturally grown, littel rivers and a lake, the famous Chinese Tower (with its beergarden) and the classicism-style Monopteros, Surfing area at the Eisbach and lots of space for sunbathing, picknicking, cycling, walking, great for locals and tourists, kids and musicians, lovers and poets.
For me a visit to Munich without a couple of hours in the English Garden would not be complete.
The park is more than 100 years old. It's bigger than NY Central Park.
Um ihre Keller kühl zu halten, pflanzten die Brauer über den Gewölben schattenspendende Bäume. So entstand die Tradition des Biergartens. Hier darf man oft heute noch sein eigenes Essen, die Brotzeit, mitbringen.
Englisch Garten is so big I couldn't get to see everything. But I was determined to at least see Chinese Turm as I am Chinese! It was freezing cold but still the Turm attracted a lot of tourists. Thank god the Gluehwein has come in handy!
One of the main European parks and a true oasis, this got its name because of its layout in English style. It is bigger than the Central Park and well worth seeing for its quaint riverside walks and its Chinese tower and famous beer garden in summer. In this photo, you can see how big it is (with the gorgeous Theatiner Church in the foreground)...
the famous "Englischer Garten" (do I have to translate this? ) is a wonderful huge area quite central in Munich. I haven´t stroll around there a lot, had just a look at the entrance from Odeonsplatz at the south end of the gardens.
Okie, I heard about the nude sunbathers and didn't think it'd be for real... but believe you me, it IS for real!
There's this patch of open ground where the bathers sunbath nude. Ahem... not for the faint of heart. :) But then again, it's rude to stare, so generally, people were discreet in looking over the field.
The garden is really lovely!
There's a stream and there are wide vistas for walking, lots of lovely trees for shade, picnic places, spaces for playing ball games and such. I really enjoyed my visit to the garden.
Of course, being Munich, there had to be a beer garden somewhere, eh? :)
You bet, look for the Chinese Pavilion if you get thirsty on a hot day! There, you'd find lots of benches in the open air, and plenty of beer and sausages and cakes to eat.
I was there on a Sunday afternoon and it was packed! There was also a live band playing at the pavilion.
The whole atmosphere was so festive and fun! :)
The "English Garden" is Munich´s most famous park. It is very centrally located and has shaded paths, brooks, ponds and swans - and thousands of visitors day in day out! Don't miss any of its four beer gardens (Chinesischer Turm, Seehaus, Hirschau, Aumeister) - it is well worth while!
It was an American , who had the idea to build the "Englischer Garten" :
Benjamin Thompson, aka Graf Rumford (1753-1814) was the son of a farmer, he became physician and minister in Bavaria.
It was his intention to create an area, where all levels of the bavarian population could meet, and where new ways of cultivations of trees and plants could be shown and explaned to a wide part of the population in a tree nursery and veterinary school.
The centre of the garden is Kleinhesseloher See, the chinese tower with a great beergarden, a japanese teahouse and the Monopteros, a round temple, 16 meters high.
I took this pic from the tower of St.Peter-church / Alter Peter
Dont know whether I should call this a "Must See Activity" or an "Off The Beaten Track". Saying -must see- makes me sound like a very sick individual because it is in fact a nudest park. I feel that saying -off the beaten track- reminds visitors that this is a local spot, as opposed to a tourist area (IMO in my opinion), and maybe just bear this in mind when visiting. We went there modestly. We were fully clothed, walked about, sat for a while, didnt glare, minded our own business, and enjoyed this activity which was alien to us Corkonians from Ireland. These were work colleagues, lunching together nude, or management figures with brief cases nude walking alongside each other. Unusual which is why I say "Must See", but since I have included it here, I would also like to please say, Be Polite. Yes people are happy nude here, but surely being viewed as tourist attractions may not be so appealing to them. I say "Off The Beaten Track", because this English Garden does not appear to be advertised. I guess again, it is a local Munich spot, it would be a shame to intrude and invade this freedom and relaxation. This we found on a student backpack book we had. I think it was listed as a "must see" there also ;) As always, please correct my assumptions if they are incorrect!
There are a couple biergartens in the English Garden, but the 'Chinesischer Turm' is the most centrally-located and certainly the most popular. Richie and I hung out here in the hot afternoon sun drinking a few refreshing beers and snacking on pretzels.
The tower built in the style of a Chinese pagoda dates back to the park's beginnings, having been contructed in 1789. The biergarten is Munich's largest and can accommodate up to 7000 people!
The English Garden is huge!! Richie, Doreen and I walked around on my first day in town and we ended up walking in circles a couple times. Hey, it's so big that it's easy to get disoriented, but don't worry, the whole place makes for a pleasant stroll.
It's called the English Garden because it was the idea of a Brit, Sir Benjamin Thompson, who designed the park which was built in the 18th century. As you can see in the picture, there is even a Greek temple called Monopteros, which sits on a hill that provides great views back over the city.
You'll find lots of paths, open field where you're sure to see a soccer game taking place and, if you're in certain parts of the park, don't be surprised to see people sunbathing in the nude.
This is the largest city park in Europe and part of the Isar River even flows through it. There is even a section of the river where you can surf!