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Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten

Quick facts about Englischer Garten

Englischen Garten (‘English Garden’) in Munich, Germany, is one of the world’s largest urban parks. Throughout the years the architecture has experienced constant change as new buildings and green spaces have been built and added regularly.

It’s construction started in 1789 when Elector Carl Theodor ordered the development of a public park along the Isar River. The project was assigned to Briton Benjamin Thompson who was working for the Bavarian Army at the time. The park was called Englische Garten, because it was laid out in an English country park manner, very popular in 18th and 19th century.

The Englische Garten today offers many leisure time activities. Cyclists and joggers can use the 78-kilometer (48.5-mile) network of trails, and amateur soccer players meet for recreational games in the fields. A beautiful view of the town is provided by the Monopteros, added in 1836 to the park landscape along with the hill. The Japanese teahouse first opened on an artificial island in the Schwabinger Bach (stream) at the south end of the park in 1972. Japanese Tea ceremonies are regularly held here.

The park is great escape from the city dynamic life for both locals and tourists alike.

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Interesting facts about Englischer Garten

  • The park has 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) of streams and over 100 bridges.
  • The park has Chinese Tower, Munich’s second largest tower, standing at 25 metres (82 feet) high.
  • There is a nudist area, Schönfeldwiese (‘Schönfeld meadow;), one of the six designated nudist places in Munich.
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