Party Earth Review Less than a mile south of the famed Nymphenburg Palace, tree-lined Hirschgarten is a testament to duality: a simple but beautiful park arm-in-arm with one of the largest beer gardens in the entire world. Harkening back to its former incarnation as a hunting ground for noblemen, deer still roam a feeding area near the original ... more
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Beer Garden / Park
Party Earth Review Over three-and-a-half decades after Munich hosted the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Olympiapark, the park remains an inviting green haven for lovers of the great outdoors. Whether visitors go rollerblading or biking around the perimeter of the lake, swimming in the Olympic pool, or simply strolling through one of the craft ... more
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Beer Garden / Park
Party Earth Review One of Europe’s largest municipal parks, Englischer Garten is a beloved destination where Munich’s residents and visitors come to enjoy the greenery and soak up the blue Bavarian sky. Park-goers can spend some time wandering the vast grounds, jogging or biking on the sandy trails, or enjoying a traditional tea ceremony ... more
There are a ton of parks in Munich to hit up after you’ve killed the fourth stein on that weeklong beer bender you’ve suddenly found yourself on.
The 18th-century Englischer Garten near Schwabing is a good place to start, so named because its stunning trees and flowers were the brainchild of English scientist Sir Benjamin Thompson – not to be confused with the English muffin guy. Sunbathing is a big pastime in the Garten, and folks are known to go nude on sunny days, though it’s usually the kind of people you’d prefer would leave their clothes on.
Although it was originally made for the 1972 Olympics, Olympiapark offers endless outdoor activities and great views, and is perfect for jogging, bike riding, or just laying in the grass.
Beer gardens dot many of the parks, but to escape the crowds it’s not a bad idea to pack a picnic basket and head to the Botanischer Garten (just north of Nymphenburg Park), which has more than 15,000 varieties of flora and therefore 15,000 different ways to make you sneeze.
Even better is to make for Hirschgarten, a lovely stretch of meadows on Munich’s western edge that’s home to the world’s largest beer garden. Other cool Munich parks include Theresienwiese, Ostpark, and Hofgarten.