Englischer Garten, Munich

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    Englischer Garten

    by draguza Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    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

    Address: Garden Address:Englischer Garten 2, 80538, München

    Directions: nearest U-bahn : Universität, Odeonplatz

    North east of Munich centre, between the Alstadt and the River Isar

    The Garden Chinese Tower
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    Biking and Beer Drinking in the English Garten

    by klasher Written Aug 29, 2005

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    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!!

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    Visit the Chinese Tower

    by TempNomad Written Aug 3, 2005

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    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!

    Address: The Western part of the English Garden...Southwest

    Directions: There are maps in the park, so you can just make an adventure out of it.

    Eureka!  We found it!
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    Green, beer and gathering

    by Roeffie Updated Jun 16, 2005

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    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.

    Address: Englischer Garten

    Directions: Public Transport:
    Giselastraße: U3, U6; Münchener Freiheit: U3, U6

    Phone: +49 89 38666390

    Website: http://www.schloesser.bayern.de/englisch/garden/objects/mu_engl.htm

    Monopteros in the English Garden!

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    A NICE PLACE TO HAVE A BREAK!

    by Hosell Updated Apr 4, 2005

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    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!.

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    Garden and Chinesischer Turm

    by gordonilla Written Mar 29, 2005

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    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!!

    Chinesischer Turm

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    Visit the English Garden

    by gabriellefox Updated Mar 1, 2005

    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.

    Website: http://www.muenchen.de

    English Garden
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    Englischer Garten

    by IceBear7 Written Feb 20, 2005

    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.

    Directions: Schwabing area.
    U-Bahn: Odeonsplatz, Universität, Giselastraße, Münchner Freiheit, Dietlindenstraße, or Lehel.

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    Biergarten/Chinesischer Turm im Englischen Garten

    by Koenig Written Feb 1, 2005

    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.

    Biergarten/Chinesischer Turm im Englischen Garten

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    Chinese Turm

    by Nijntje1973 Written Nov 28, 2004

    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!

    Address: Giselastrasse

    Directions: it's quite near Giselastrasse but if you want to go directly to Chinese Turm, get a bus just outside Giselastrasse and it will drop you off outside the Turm. (Bus stop is next to a mexican restaurant on the side street.)

    Chinese Turm and the tourists
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    English Garden

    by Sjalen Updated Nov 12, 2004

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    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)...

    Directions: Along the river, north of the city centre.

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    it´s greeeeen!

    by chancay Written Oct 11, 2004

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    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.

    Directions: around the river Isar beginning in the south near to Odeonsplatz

    one entrance

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    Visit the English Garden!

    by volarevolare Written Oct 2, 2004

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    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! :)

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    Englischer Garten

    by tini58de Updated Sep 5, 2004

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    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!

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    Englischer Garten - made by an American

    by globetrott Updated Sep 3, 2004

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    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

    Address: Englischer garten

    Directions: Take the U-bahn and leave at the stations "Giselastrasse" or "Universität"

    the Monopteros in Engl. Garten
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