The Englischer Garten (German: [ˈʔɛŋlɪʃɐ ˈɡaʁtn̩], English Garden) is a large public park in the centre of Munich, Bavaria, stretching from the city centre to the northeastern city limits. It was created in 1789 by Sir Benjamin Thompson (1753–1814), later Count Rumford (Reichsgraf von Rumford), for Prince Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria. Thompson's successors, Reinhard von Werneck (1757–1842) and Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell (1750–1823), advisers on the project from its beginning, both extended and improved the park. With an area of 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi) (370 ha or 910 acres), the Englischer Garten is one of world's largest urban public parks. The name refers to its English garden form of informal landscape, a style popular in England from the mid-18th century to the early 19th century and particularly associated with Capability Brown.
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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 21:00

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  • Boon Chuan

    5
    - 29 July 2018 -

    I would recommend for those coming to Munich to visit this English Garden. The name is rather confusing for a garden which is located in Germany rather than in England. The landscape gardening of the garden is said to follow England style. The English Garten is really huge and you will appreciate walking between a little lake full of lovely ducks and a river where swans are elegantly swimming. Do make sure that you see the river surfers which is located at the south of the garden. The lovely garden is so much more than a garden. There is a lake, beer garden and small river in addition to the miles of walking/running paths. It is a wonderful place to spend some time enjoying the sites or just doing nothing but watching the people walk by. Make sure that you wear comfortable shoe as this garden is even larger than the New York Central Park!

  • Esther Tobin

    5
    - 26 July 2018 -

    Holy smokes, do yourself a favour and visit this spectacular oasis in the centre of Munich. Rivers and lakes flow through this gigantic park with huge expansive greens and miles of walkway (don't be spooked by nude sunbathers by the river). The park is dotted by traditional Bavarian restaurants and is frequented by both locals (who dress up nice in their Trachten on Sundays) and tourists. Lunch at the Chinese Tower is often accompanied by an orchestra. There are boat and bike rentals available.

  • C Rosh

    5
    - 24 July 2018 -

    So fun to come here and watch the surfers. You can always sun bathe in the park or play games. When you get hot you can jump in the river! (Though it is not advised) if you visit Munich plan a midday stroll through here at the minimum. You will not regret it!

  • Robert Rae

    5
    - 10 July 2018 -

    Very good park just a short walk from the Old Town. Large boating pond with pedal boats for hire. The park stretches for 5km end to end so plenty if space to walk or cycle. Open spaces for games and paths amongst trees and shrubs. Also horse drawn carriage rides. Roughly in the middle is a beer garden with a variety of food stalls and plenty of open air seating. Try and see the skills of the surf boarders surfing the standing wave just inside one of the park entrance. An excellent place for a slower paced day away from the busy city streets.

  • Francesc Marimon Muñoz

    5
    - 04 July 2018 -

    I am in love with this park. You could spend the whole day enjoying it and possibly I will end up doing that more often than expected this summer.

  • Colleen Dickun

    5
    - 17 June 2018 -

    A must visit when you're here, they have a fun spot deep in the bar to get big brews and brats. It's a beautiful park and usually pretty populated but it's so big and quiet you won't be bothered. There's live music played from time to time by the food vendors with lots of benches so you can have a nice meal and visit with family and friends.

  • Katie Dubarry

    5
    - 07 June 2018 -

    Beautiful park in Munich. Make sure to pass by the surfing spot on the main road, very impressive! The Chinese Pavilion has a huge seating area with lots of shade provided by the trees. There are food and drink stalls where you can drink a lovely refreshing beer. I definitely recommend the 'russn' - white beer with lemon. A perfect spot to pass some time in good company on a hot summer's day.

  • Kshitij Mohan

    5
    - 09 January 2018 -

    The English Garden in Munich is a massive, and beautiful park in the city. During the summer, especially on the weekends, there are thousands of people enjoying, relaxing and partying in the park. The Chinese Tower and the Monopteros (Greek style temple structure atop a hillock) are the most attractive structures in the English garden. The small rivulet flowing through the park makes the park a nature lovers delight. Many skilled surfers enjoy surfing in this river, due to turbulent waves created artificially. If you are in Munich, it is a must visit !

  • Supradeepa V R

    4
    - 07 January 2018 -

    Excellent place with a nice river running through it. Carry your swimming trunks with you if visiting in summer, very nice loop around the park on the river. Also it's fun to watch surfers on the rapids near the entrance to the park.

  • Babita Mitchell

    5
    - 26 December 2017 -

    A beautiful park in the centre of town. Walk one end and come out to a different part of Munich. A stroll in the English Garden on a Winter's sunny day is a wonderful experience.

  • Anthony Karandinos The Sea Food Master: A

    - 12 May 2018 -

    Wonderful place. Very picturesque. Worth walking, jogging or bicycling.

  • Bengisu Urlu

    - 22 April 2018 -

    If you have limited time and you need to choose what to do in Munich, definitely go to Englischer Garten! Such nature...

  • Kıvanç Ersoy

    - 03 April 2018 -

    a good place for sports or picnic

  • 103372 -9

    - 23 February 2018 -

    Definitely you should be here if you visit Munich. There is nothing to say more. Just come and see.

  • Khalid

    - 09 November 2017 -

    Great place .. I will visit it again!! 👌🏻

  • Lukas G.

    - 31 October 2017 -

    Schönster Stadtpark Europas!

  • Resad Zacina

    - 12 October 2017 -

    One of the best parks I've seen, it features ducks, swans, a lot of small pit stop huts with beer, kid playgrounds. Its huge!

  • Christine

    - 01 October 2017 -

    Nice to walk around if you need a bit of quietness. Don't forget to visit the Hofgarten!

  • Lucas Gardner

    - 26 September 2017 -

    Wahoo This is the nice place. I can't explain how its view of the scenery. I think you forget yourself with this place. You have to come here for a walk. must visit it once.

  • Rene T.

    - 22 September 2017 -

    Don't miss the surfer at the "Eisbachwelle" - https://www.google.de/maps/place/Eisbachwelle/@48.1436795,11.5875792

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