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English Garden, Munich

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English Garden is one of the largest public parks in the world. Covering an area of about 370 hectares (910 acres), it stretches from the city center all the way to the northeastern city limits. Originally created in 1789 by inventor and physicist Sir Benjamin Thompson, the park was massively extended and improved by a series of his successors. The park's name refers to a style of informal landscape gardening popular in Britain in the mid-18th century. Wander the area to see a number of eye-catching temples, teahouses, pavilions, and pagodas. The park's main features are its meadows and ponds, which spread over a gently rolling terrain. Relax under the shade of trees or take advantage of nearly 80 km (50 mi) of biking and hiking trails. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to English Garden and many more Munich attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Munich vacation generator.
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  • We went for walk in the English Garden in the evening. Had a beer and light dinner in the beer garden for reasonable price. Also saw the surfers in the river. 
  • Just great: 10 minutes from the biggest crowds the green lung of Munich - is simply great for walking, funny that there's still nude in the middle of the Park, and the highlight is then just the "Chinese Tower" with a huge beer garden
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  • It is a place good too see it as a can find interesting things inside and some tourist attractions like building and nature 
  • English Garden is a must see for everyone. As a New Yorker who frequents the infamous Central Park, I was very impressed with my afternoon at the English Garden. Public transportation to the park is incredibly simple. During the summer — Enjoy watching the locals surf along the rough river waves (yes, surfing), rent a bicycle and take a ride along the many paths throughout the park and near the swirling rivers. Lay down on the lawn and simply enjoy the quiet atmosphere. Arrive with friends and enjoy an afternoon picnic.
  • I was in the English garten, Munich today. Walked about 15 km. I heard the singing of birds, humming of the river, trees whispering. Also saw the cyclists and the pedestrians as young as 2 year old to as old as 90 or 90 years old, men and women, often with dogs. I felt liking walking more and more and not to come out of the garten. It was one of the moments I cam not forget. Enjoyed. For any one who loves the nature, this is a treat.
  • A huge and very well designed and kept park. If you like strolling in a park, you must come. There are many ways to enjoy yourself - walk, or cycle, or jog, set up a picnic or get some traditional Bavarian food at the Chinese tower food stalls. It's really nice to have the river and streams running through the park - there are lots of little bridges that cross them. There's a nice elevated view point at the southern end, from the colonnade folly. The surfers are cool to see in the warmer months too. Because the park is so long, I'd suggest taking the U-Bahn U6 line which runs parallel to the western side of the park and getting off at one of the stations further up north. Otherwise it's tempting to wander in from Odeonsplatz for a quick look and leave. If you get off at least at Giselastraße, or Dietlindenstraße, you'll see a lot of the park and only have to walk one way, into town centre :)
  • Nice park to get away from the noise of the big city. You can get your swimming suit and have nice refreshing bath in the canals.
  • You need to go here on a Sunday and hang out like a local. You can walk, run, cycle, play, picnic or sunbath in and around the park. Keep your eyes peeled for the beauty spots along the Isar river, lovely little bridges and waterfalls. We watched someone learning how to walk the tightrope (I always wondered how you would learn?!). Everyone rocks up to dine at the food and beer stalls, chilling out under the trees near the Chinese tea house. Typical Bavarian delicacies and local beer, soak up the culture and enjoy people watching. A band played German folk music at the pavilion. We walked up to the large boating pond where you can enjoy food and drink there too. Play parks available for kids, clean toilets throughout the gardens.
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