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Popular Sights and attractions of English Garden Munich

December 8, 2020

The English Garden Munich (Englischer Garten) is one of the most popular and largest urban parks in the world. Special attention has been given to the park’s layout over centuries- new buildings and green space were constantly added time and again.

English Garden Munich Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM | 

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month:10 AM to10 PM | Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.

Brief History of English Garden Munich

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English Garden, located at the center of Munich, spread over 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi) (370 ha or 910 acres) was created in 1789. The park was named “Englischer Garten” because its layout was in the style of an English country park. Today, the English Garden (Englischer Garten) offers numerous leisure time activities and has become a popular tourist attraction. 

Sights and Attractions of English Garden

Japanese Teahouse

Japanese teahouse and Japanese Garden was created in April 1972 to celebrate the Summer Olympics of that year. It was created at the south end of the English Garden, on a small island which was created in 1969, just behind the Haus der Kunst. Teahouse was designed by Soshitsu Sen and Mitsuo Nomura and gifted to Bavaria, head of the Urasenke tea school in Kyoto. A traditional Japanese tea ceremony is held here regularly.

Schönfeldwiese and Surroundings

Schönfeldwiese is between the Monopteros and the Japanese teahouse (Japanisches Teehaus). Nude sunbathing, which is German’s practice, has been allowed in this part of the garden since 1960. This created a sensation at that time which increased the English Garden’s popularity even outside Munich.

The Schönfeldwiese reclines to the south of the Schwabingerbach, crossing the English Garden before flowing northwards along its west side. The Carl Theodorswiese (“Carl Theodor’s meadow”) has the oldest construction in the park: the “Burgfriedsäule”.


The Monopteros- the round temple made of Kelheim Limestone. was built to honor Bavarian notabilities. The building was partially damaged during World War 2 and till now it has been refurbished several times. Summer is the best time to visit the Monopteros. Enjoy the sunset with a cold drink.

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Looking for surfing in the city? English Garden is also known for surfing. You can surf without moving from the city center of Munich. Just while walking through the graceful pedestrian streets of downtown Munich, crossing fancy shops and restaurants, you might meet someone with a surfboard- may be a beautiful girl with a surfboard under her arm! Curious about this place? The outstanding English Garden Munich Park is a must-visit destination. A trip to Germany is incomplete without visiting the English Garden. Here you can experience the authentic essence of Munich and live like a local.

Chinese Tower Munich

The Chinese Tower (Chinesischer) is one of the most popular beer gardens in Munich. Located in the middle of English Garden, Chinese Tower is a polygonal structure with 5 storeys, a height of 25 meters, a diameter of 19 meters at ground level, and about 6 meters in the highest storey. The Chinese Tower is completely made of wood, equipped with wireless internet access is one of the popular tourist attractions. You can enjoy live traditional Bavarian music every weekend. 

The Chinesischer Turm beer garden hosts the Kocherlball every year in July. The Kocherlball starts at 6 a.m. and is held in the memory of servants of noble families of the 19th century. You may find people dressed up in old fashioned clothes and playing traditional dances.

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Christmas Mart is another big event held at the Chinese Tower beer garden. Carry your warmest woolens because it’s going to be the coldest Christmas market you’ve ever been to! There will be no big buildings to shield you from icy winds.

Final Say!

You can do a lot of things in English Garden. Lying in the sun, enjoying sunbathes, admiring ducks, visiting historic buildings, relaxing in playgrounds, fish swimming in crystal clear waters, enjoying a vegan dish or a local beer, playing sports, and a lot more than your imaginations. In fact, you can surf too!

So, excited to visit English Garden, Munich? Apply for Germany Visa UK and go to Munich to enjoy this wonderful park.