This last fall, I made a trip to Munich for their amazing Oktoberfest that occurs each year. Oktoberfest was, of course, an amazing time. But I had a pleasant surprise on my trip. I took a stroll
through the English Garden in Munich one morning of my trip and saw some breathtaking views and sites. The English Garden is an urban park in northeastern Munich, about a fifteen minute walk from the city center area. I had so much fun here, I had to write an entire blog post dedicated to it.
I was dropped off near Cafe Reitschule on the west side of the park. As I entered the area, it felt like I was leaving the city. All I saw was green space surrounding me around every turn, it was gorgeous. The first site I came across was the Chinese Tower. It’s a round tower that has a climb up to the top to see the park from a bird’s eye view. There’s lots of seating with restaurants and cafes nearby (actually inside the park), so it’s perfect to grab a coffee or a beer while you wander.
The English Garden has a lot of streams and waterways going through it in all directions. Everywhere I looked had a pretty view that I just wanted to soak in. There were athletes running the trails, moms pushing their kids in strollers, people biking around, and even surfers in the rivers. It seems like this park was made with every type of person in mind, there’s so much to do.
There were places clustered with trees offering a lot of shade, and areas completely clear giving you a great view of the sky.
One of my favorite spots to watch some local Munich culture was the Eisbachwelle. It’s the southern part of the park and allows for some awesome river surfing opportunities. Germany is actually the birthplace of river surfing, so this was a must during my trip. This specific area has a large swell that makes a great spot for surfing. When I stopped by, there were about seven surfers taking turns on the wave. It was really fun to watch.
I kept meandering around the area and came across a beautiful fountain.
Bordering the east side of the park is the Isar River.
To close out this post is an amazing quote I found on the wall of a structure in the park.
Let me know if you’ve been to this park in the comments below! There’s still so much to explore that I didn’t even touch on, but this was my overall experience. Make sure to check out our posts on my Oktoberfest experience and where I wandered in Munich. What is you’re favorite part about Munich?