English Garden
English Garden
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Very popular scenic park, more internaitonal than its name would suggest, it contains a Greek temple, Chinese pagoda and Japanese tea house.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Victoria
    188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely gardens
    It was cold and drizzly when we went, but that didn't stop us from having a good time. The park is huge - if you don't know where you're going, you could easily get lost. But it's a lovely place to get back to nature and feel like you're not in a city.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 23, 2023
  • rama1
    Melbourne, Australia1,193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A city needs green lungs
    Every busy city needs green lungs. This huge park delivers. Heaps of interesting walks along the river or among the trees. Fancy watching someone surfing in a city? They have this too.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Emma N
    Market Rasen, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it!
    This place was such an amazing surprise! Lots of people around but still so peaceful and plenty of space and quiet. Enjoyed watching the surfing and a bit disappointed we didn’t have our swimming stuff so couldn’t have a dip in the river as well! Would go back for the day better equipped!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India20,918 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Dream Garden !!
    Without doubt the best attraction in Munich. It is really great to have almost 900 acres park rght in the centre of a big city. The water body, green lawns, forest feeling, beer hall, restaurants, peaceful pathways, river and on top of it surfing, all at one place. It's amazing. You just can't miss this place when in Munich. Don't miss at any cost...
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 21, 2023
  • raetrip
    Vancouver, Canada254 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Refreshing natural setting
    We had a lovely time wandering around this park. It is mostly open spaces, trees and a little stream that meanders through. Next to the bridge, we saw surfers practising their sport on a tiny stretch, quite entertaining. No real flowers though. We ate near the Chinese tower at the biergarten, a chef's salad which was tasty.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Katy K
    Buford, Georgia93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful park in the center of Munich!
    One of the coolest parks! There are so many walking paths, open green spaces, & beer gardens throughout. Check out the surfers while you're there. One of my favorite places in Munich!
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 30, 2023
  • sparkopotamus
    Huntsville, Alabama223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Try the Chinese Tower Biergarten!
    It's hard to believe such a large, beautiful park is in the middle of a large international city! It's so lovely and peaceful. Make sure you find the area where there are surfers in the river (it's a man-made wave feature, but it's def worthy). Also, don't be afraid of the nudist areas in the park: they are well-marked. Why not join them? Lots of paths for walking, running, biking, etc. It's a must-do!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Scottishcracker
    45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to come and relax
    Beautiful park in the middle but this time I felt it wasn't as clean as it was 10 years ago when we last visited Munich. Glass bottles lying around and broken glass in the stream running through it, sharp bottle tops everywhere. We noticed groups of people taking crates of beer there for consuming either with or without picnics. Hate to see a lovely place less safe for children etc in the water expecially. It put me off going in the water tho very inviting. I thought Germans were keen to look after the great place they have here. Such a shame.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
  • ktbeenthere2015
    New York City, New York258 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Break time
    The green of the trees and grass relieve the business of the surrounding city. The river - which speeds past at an incredibly rate - breathes life into the serenity. The surfers are a must-see because they seem inapposite, like seeing a glockenspiel on a Hawaiian beach. Of course, there are also beer gardens!! A delightful break from museums and other indoor activities.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Louisville, Kentucky292 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly Enjoyed This Huge and Beautiful Park
    I had no idea Munich had this beautiful city park or that New York City's Central Park was modeled after it. It was HUGE! We took a pedi-cab tour through it and it was well worth the cost, even with it pouring down rain we got to see the whole park including the surfers. Perfect for strolling, playing frisbee, walking the dog, horseback riding, and more.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 6, 2023
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anatomic
Kinross, UK316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Fantastic huge park in the city we had a great time lounge, splashing in the river and people watching (not too closely as there are people sunbathing naked - you have been warned). We also hired some Lime electric scootres and had a great time whizzing about - responsibly. Then we had a 'leisurely' pedalo on the lake - bookable by the half hour.
Written August 11, 2020
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Paula
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The English Garden is in the heart of Munich. I was there during summer for the fifth time and it is a perfect place where you can spend the hot summer in a big city. You can borrow a bike and discover the huge park by bike. Many tourists visit the English garden because of the artificial wave, where surfers can have an amazing experience! I stood close to the wave for a few minutes, and it makes so much fun only watching how the young people surf.
But the real reason for our visit was the swimming in the “Eisbach”. Summer in Munich can get very hot, so it is helpful if you can jump in cold water. But attention: the water is really cold! Most of the people jump in the stream and drift along until they reach the Tivoli-Bridge. There you can take the tram and drive back to your place and swim again. If you underestimate the drift, it can be very dangerous. I was surprised how big the park is but this is nowadays actually very good because you can keep enough distance from each other when you go for a walk with a friend during the Covid19-Pandemic.
I would be glad if we can travel as soon as possible, so I can visit the park this summer.
It is the best place for enjoying the summer, eating ice cream and meeting friends in the evening! A must-see in Munich.
Written May 19, 2021
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Luke Hoare Greene
Dublin, Ireland111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The park is much bigger than I expeced, and you cannot drive the e-scooters inside, so either prepare for a lot of walking, or rent a bike.

There are many different areas inside, from rivers to dense forests, open plains, restaurants, beer gardens, we even seen snakes.

Perfect place to go on a nice summers' day.
Written January 7, 2020
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Seve. M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
The English Garden is close to the Munich city center. The English Garden in Munich is not just a beautiful place to relax. People from the city and from other countries come together in the English Garden. It offers various activities. Since it is located on the Isar, you can go swimming, for example. But you can also watch the surfers. If you are looking for a little more peaceful and quiet place, you can also relax on one of the many meadows and read a book. The English garden also offers a beer garden by the Chinese tower. Here you can drink the Bavarian brew or eat something. Precisely because the park is in the immediate vicinity of the city and can be reached with a few subway stations, you can find a great break from the hustle and bustle of the big city here. However, the park is correspondingly full on warmer days. But still he is well-groomed. The English garden is a “must have” when visiting Munich.
Written May 18, 2021
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AvNomad
London, UK39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
I mean not alot to say, it's a beautiful garden in the city of Munich, if the sun is shinning then it's great and if it's snowing it's beautiful. I don't recommend it during rain unless that's your thing.

You can surf in the man made wave city side or swim in the rivers that run through it and there are multiple food and drink establishments throughout. My favourite being Seehaus.
Written July 1, 2020
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TrailBlazer573709
Crystal Lake, IL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This is a great place to visit after you have had your fill of tours. Rent a bike to make the most of all that the park has to offer. You can find a lake with beautiful outdoor restaurants or quaint little beer gardens within the park. Look for the mini Hofbrauhaus Beer garden and grab a quick lunch and beer while visiting with the local that like to stop here as well. This is a great escape for some relaxation.
Written April 13, 2020
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W888QWgarym
York, United Kingdom21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Large park with extensive grounds well worth a visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of Munich. Easy to get to from Munich centre. It is walkable if your fit but we took tram 16 to Tivolistrasse to get to a midway point for a good walk around Kleinhesseloher See and back to the beer garden for lunch. It was busy at the beer garden but easy enough to get served. You enter a central area through a turnstile and pick whatever food you like ( there is a lot of choice) and pick up your beer from the bar hatch. You proceed to pay at a kiosk for food a drinks. Glasses have a 1 euro deposit which is reclaimed at a separate hatch once you’ve finished. There is a great atmosphere here and worth the stop.
Written April 25, 2022
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA565 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This is such a wonderful space and since we were during the lovely winter to get to the Christmas Markets (that were sadly cancelled just before we arrived) please take our review with a grain of salt. Any open space in a large city is just a blessing given the absolute mayhem that can occur. It was very nice to walk around and stretch our legs. Wonderful seeing kids running around and dogs chasing balls. No doubt I would have given this 5 stars if this had been the summer when everything would have been green and blooming. Enjoy.
Written December 17, 2021
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Hans-Olof H
Stockholm, Sweden933 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The English Garden is a real gem in the city of Munich. It is very large, and we have just walked in the third that is nearest the city centre. There are an enormous number of tall, beautiful trees and the paths are creating a large web. You can probably walk for hours.
One distinctive feature is the very lively stream that flows throughout the park. This is used by many surfers that attract large crowds of spectators. The surfers are not just young men since a good proportion are females. In the upper part of the first third of the park there are a large area with different food stands and a lot of common sitting places and a large tower with a brass orchestra. All in all, I can recommend this park.
Written June 12, 2022
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d0ndequiera
Los Angeles926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Walking through this park is an absolute delight. In nice weather (we had nice weather in February), it's packed full of people running, biking, eating, drinking and just generally lounging. Plus they have surfing in the river. One of the highlights of our time in Munich.
Written February 16, 2020
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