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English Garden Munich


Englischer Garten Munich
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Der Englische Garten in Munich:

The English Garden (Englischer Garten), lies in the midst of bustling Munich and is one of the largest city parks in Europe. It stretches all the way from Munich's city center to the northeastern city limits.

Created by the American Sir Benjamin Thompson in the 18th century, this green oasis is a wonderful place to explore and take a break from sightseeing in Munich: Rent a paddle boat, stroll along the wooded paths, and hit one of the four beer gardens in the English Garden.

English Garden - Surf's Up:

In summer, you’ll see people carrying surf boards through the English Garden – follow them, and you’ll discover the river Eisbach, where you can watch the German answer to surfing on the currents of the waterway (close to Prinzregenten street).

English Garden - Highlights:

Highlights of the English Garden, which is even bigger than Central Park in New York, include:
  • Chinese Tower and its huge beer garden, which seats 7000 people
  • Japanese Teahouse, where you can take part in a traditional tea ceremony on the weekend
  • Monopteros, a Greek style temple, which offers great views of Munich’s cityscape
  • Lake Kleinhesseloher See, where you can rent a paddle boat, and its idyllic beer garden Seehaus
  • Schönfeldwiese, the lawn where nude sunbathing is allowed since the 1960's

English Garden - Getting There:

The closest public transportation stops are
  • Subway: U 3,4,5, and 6 to "Marienplatz"
  • S-Bahn: S 1,2,4,5,6,7, and 8 to "Marienplatz"
  • Bus 54 and 154 to "Chinesischer Turm "
  • Tram 17 to "Tivolistraße"

English Garden - Opening Hours:

Open all year round, admission is free

English Garden - Beer Gardens and Restaurants:

Japanese Teahouse
Königinstr. 4
80539 Munich
From April to October, a Japanese tea ceremony takes place every second weekend of the month: Sat/ Sun at 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m.

Beer Garden at the Chinese Tower
Englischer Garten 3
80538 Munich
The 82-feet high wooden Chinese Tower is the signature landmark of Munich's park, and its adjacent beer garden can sit up to 7000 people, who listen to traditional brass bands on Sundays.

Restaurant and Beer Garden "Zum Aumeister"
Sondermeierstraße 1
80939 Munich
Enjoy your royal Hofbrau beer under canopies of old chestnut trees with a view of a lovely pond; located in the northern part of the English Garden.

Restaurant and Beer Garden "Seehaus"
Kleinhesselohe 3
80802 Munich
Set on the shores of the ‘Kleinhesseloher Lake’, this beer garden and restaurant is famous for regional dishes as well as delicious seafood.

Restaurant and Beer Garden "Hirschau"
Gyßlingstraße 15
80805 Munich
While you enjoy your fresh Spaten beer with live jazz, kids can spend the time at the huge playground or the adjacent minigolf course.

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