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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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  • walk through the garden, eat at the Tea Garden, check out the surfers on the south end of the garden 
  • Not too much to see in November but must be a lovely spot to sit or to picnic in the summer. Took us a little time to find it but it is worth the walk. 
  • It is in the heart and is a perfect place to unwind, take a good walk or simply enjoy a green area.
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  • An amazing massive park in the city. Here you will find spaces for all activities. There is a fantastic beer garden with food and drinks in the center, many trails, open areas for just relaxing and having a picnic. People will be out riding bikes, running, walking, floating and playing in the river, hanging out naked (yep, there is a nudist area) and over all just enjoying being outside. Also at the southern end of the park there is a surfing wave in the river where the locals practice their surfing.
  • The largest park in Munich, a fascinating and beautiful green oasis with lakes and various interesting places. In one part of the park there is a Chinese turm near that you can eat traditional Bavarian food and drink a beer at a good price. Also, in other part of the park you can see surfers on the river waves. You can rent a bike and tour the entire park. Beautiful.
  • Lovely for a walk. I cannot think of anywhere else within walking distance of a city where folk can swim in rapids and surf. Wonderful on a summer's day.
  • Loved this super large park. Was full of college students having pick-nicks on grass, drinking wine and socializing. Great atmosphere reminded me why Europe towers over the US culture wise. At night there are multi colored bike taxis running around giving the park a surreal feel.
  • Picturesque walkways with lakes, brooks and fields. Everything from swans walking around to secluded sunbathers and Bavarian beer. I spent a memorable afternoon with a group of elderly locals who were playing classic rock at a restaurant-side.