English Garden, located on the Isar River in Munich, opened in 1789. This large public area was named "Englischer Garten" because it was designed and landscaped in the style of a classic English park.
It is one of the world's largest urban parks, bigger even than New York City's famous Central Park.
The garden, while beautiful year-round, reaches its full splendor on a summer weekend. In addition to nearly 50 miles of running and biking paths through the lush green meadows, there are soccer fields, a bustling beer garden, an elegant Japanese teahouse, a sheep pasture, a small amphitheater, a children's carousel, a man-made lake, a Greek temple, a surfing wave, and an area for nude sunbathing. Whew!
Take a break from the crowds in Munich and get lost in English Park—you will be enchanted!