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... ... read full review
U: Odeonsplatz, Münchner Freiheit, Giselastrasse, Universität
Schwabing, Munich –
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 at the Japanese tea house. Those exploring the grounds on foot will also want to check out the Monopteros, a Greek-style temple built into a hill that offers a gorgeous view of the park.
Englischer Garten is also home to two famous beer gardens, one of which is ideally situated next to the lake where patrons can pass a lazy afternoon circling the calm waters in a paddleboat.
Another must-see is the standing wave in the river near the Haus der Kunst art museum where locals go to swim and surf – yes, surf!
Lazy land lovers, however, can stick to sunbathing in Englischer Garten, though they shouldn’t be alarmed to see people sprawled out in their birthday suits – it’s just the way it’s done in Munich.
All types and ages.
Paddleboats, cycling, and surfing at Eisbach, the man-made river.
A number of snack stands and two beer gardens/restaurants are located within the park.
Any sunny day to enjoy the natural beauty of the park.
Two beer gardens are located on the grounds. The Chinese Tower is one of the largest in town and draws a tourist crowd, and a live German band provides traditional oom-pah music.
The other is Seehaus im Englischer Garten, which has an incredible setting next to the lake and attracts a more local crowd.