Englischer Garden in Munich
The Englischer Garten, the "English Garden", is a large green space of almost 4,17m2 which is located in the Schwabing district, north-east of Monaco.
It is one of the largest gardens in the world ( bigger than Central Park in New York or Hyde Park in London!) and is a true ecological hub for the city with its large fields. It is much appreciated by locals as by tourists throughout the year and of course in the summer.
The garden is open to the public since 1792, it has an area inspired by English-style gardens designed by Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell. The project creator of this green space was the American physicist Sir Benjamin Thompson, known by the name of Count Rumford, at that time minister of war and social reformer. His successor Maximilian I continued the work.
Inside the park there are several attractions, such as the Chinese tower, wooden building 25 meters high and originally built in 1789/90. Inside you will find among other things, a Biergarten, a sort of typical Munich restaurant, where you can eat your own food as long as you order a beer.
Other beautiful places are; the Japanese tea house built for the Olympic Games in the summer of 1972, or the big artificial lake Kleinhesseloher where there is another Biergarten.