The Englischer Garten is a large public park in the German city of Munich. The park was created in the late 18th century by Sir Benjamin Thompson to an English Garden style to which its name originates from. Since the park was founded it has been expanded and improved by different Counts over the century. The park now stretches from the city centre to the northeastern city limits and is one of the world's largest urban parks. The park is mainly a large green area which is great for socialising and has paths encouraging runners and cyclists. Along with a large lake, the park also has a beer garden and Japanese teahouse as well as picturesque monuments situated around its grounds.
Public transport serves the park, catch the city’s U-Bahn trains: 3, 4, 5 or 6 to Marienplatz or the S-Bahn: S 1,2,4,5,6,7, or 8 to "Marienplatz". You can also catch the 54 or 154 buses which travel to the park and get off at the ‘Chinesischer Turm’ which is a short walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The park is always open and is free to enter. Places such as the beer garden are only open during normal working hours for such venues; it's worth noting that these places are usually pretty busy. The park has many activities to get involved in during the daytime, including surfing.