Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten in Munich

Germany demonstrates to the world its majestic and awe-inspiring castles and palaces, as well as the elegant palace complexes. Among all this historic beauty, there is a magnificent park that stretches 6 km along the Isar river in Munich. Of course, the capital of Bavaria is ready to show its other landmarks to the guests, but first it invites the tourists to make a walk in the Englischer Garten.

Oasis in the Stone Jungles

The Englischer Garten is a real oasis in the middle of the stone metropolis. For those citizens and guests of the city, who wish to spend time in the heart of nature, breath fresh air, and walk away for some hours from the city fuss and crowds, the park has everything: comfortable benches, beautiful views, trees and plants compositions, historical monuments. What else does the one need, who dreams about a peaceful rest in the city? It is hard to find a more harmonious and romantic place in Munich than the Englischer Garten.

Englischer Garten in Munich

History of the Park and Name Origin

A ceremonial opening of the park was in far 1808, however, it was laid much earlier – 100 years before! During all that period, the specialists and workers had been creating magnificent landscapes with multiple alleys on the huge park territory.

But why does the park have a name of Englischer Garten (English Garden)? The historical documents show that initially the park had a name of the Charles Theodore Park. For some time, it was named as it, but later it was renamed to Englischer Garten. The thing is that during the garden creation, the architectural style of an English landscape park was used, which aims to the maximum naturalness of composition.

Englischer Garten in Munich

Features of the Englischer Garten

The Englischer Garten in Munich is often compared with Hyde Park in London. However, the last one gives way to the German co-brother by its area. The Englischer Garten has become the first park available for everybody, and it has a free entrance.

There are many beautiful buildings and old structures on the territory of the park. The most popular place here is the Monopteros, which is made in Greek style. You can admire a magnificent panoramic view to the city from the height of the Monopteros.

Englischer Garten in Munich

This park is a favorite place for walking among the citizens and guests of Munich. The English Garden is full of interesting sights, and the Chinese Tower is one of them. This tower is a tea house that reminds a pagoda. Here you can learn the peculiarities of the East tea ceremony. The Chinese Tower is surrounded by the Japanese garden.

Englischer Garten in Munich

Information for Tourists

Entrance to the Park: free of charge; the park is open 24-hours a day.

How to Get:

  • U-Bahn lines U3, U4, U5, and U6 – go to the station Marienplatz;
  • S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S4, S5, S6, S7, and S8 – go to the station Marienplatz;
  • By bus no. 54 or 154, go to the bus stop Chinesischer Turm;
  • By tram no. 17, go to the station Tivolistrasse.

One more remarkable sight situated on the picturesque side of the Isar river is the Deutsches Museum.

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