Since 1789, Munich has its English garden. An oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of the city. Munich owes to the English garden to an American: Benjamin Thompson - Count Rumford later - was a Bavarian war minister and social reformer. What a combination!
Originally the northern marshes of the Isar was intended as a military garden, designed by architect Sckell. But soon the idea was realized in a public park. Agricultural use and training has been brought closer to the people here. Thus arose model farms, nurseries, a sheep farm and an agricultural school. In 1989, the English Garden celebrated its 200th anniversary with a spectacular cultural program.
Until now, the English Garden its natural beauty and romantic wildness preserves. There is a garden for all. On the many trails criss-one encounters recreation seekers of all kinds parents with children who are here can off the traffic on the playing fields a good romp, dog owners stick to throw at the Eisbach and leave them by the triefnassen dogs fetch back, sun-starved indulge in nudism , students come from the nearby university to read philosophy, and from time to time you see it teeming with riders and recreational cyclists seeking. For everyone. The Friends of the tea culture can meet in the Japanese tea house (built in 1972 by the Japanese architect Mitsuo Nomara) meet. This leads a Japanese tea master from the original Japanese tea ceremony.
At the Chinese Tower (built in the years 1789/1790) you will meet in the summer on one of the most vibrant Munich beer gardens. In winter you can discover a small, not so crowded Christmas market with crafts, Santa Claus and cradle under the pagoda roofs of the Chinese Tower.
From Monopterus - one of Klenze in Greek-style temple round - on a clear day you have a picturesque view of the Munich skyline.
The Kleinhesselhoher Lake - the heart of the park - offers feed with its three islands, the lake house, the boat rental is the ideal place for relaxing and ducks. Shortly before the Effnerbrücke as late as 1984/85 with a amphitheater was built. Here are listed in the summer open-air plays. Concluding at the northern end of the park is the Aumeister with its spacious beer garden.