Englischer Garten in Munich. A place with Schwabingerbach and Chinesischer Turm. The area of this big park or garden is 3,7 square kilometers which means that it is bigger than the Central Park in New York which is 3,2 square kilometers.
In the beginning of July 2018 our Magazine visited and explored the Englischer Garten in Munich. Thanks to some earlier experience of this great park we knew where to go.
The Englischer Garten is a large public park in Schwabing, a part of Munich city in Germany. The park is stretching from the central to the northeastern parts of this big city. Its area is 3,7 square kilometers which means that it is bigger than the Central Park in New York which is 3,2 square kilometers.
This screen shot from Google Maps shows us The Englischer Garten from above. Perfect place to visit in the central part of Munich.
In this beautiful park we can see The Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower). Close to it there are many seats where people can eat and drink in the beer garden around it. The atmosphere there is very nice especially when e.g. classic music is playing from the tower.
The Chinesischer Turm is 25 meters high and it is a wooden structure that was built in 1789-1790.
The tower is 25 meters high and it is a wooden structure that was built in 1789-1790. It also was reconstructed in 1952 because it burned down in 1944 after heavy bombing. We also can see a children’s carousel that was put up near the tower in 1823. Nowadays it is still a very interesting place for children.
The children’s carousel that was put up near the Chinesischer Turm in 1823. Nowadays it is still a very interesting place for children.
Schwabingerbach, sunbathing and nude sunbathing
There is also Schwabingerbach (Schwabing stream) that leaves the Eisbach (Ice stream). It is a small, two kilometer long, manmade river that flows through the Englischer Garten park, and it is a side arm of the Isar River. It is clean and has natural green color that can attract everyone. Especially in summer time when we all would be happy with something refreshing. Sometimes it is easy to think that this water is so clean that it would not be a problem to drink it.
Beautiful Schwabingerbach (Schwabing stream) that leaves the Eisbach (Ice stream). It is clean and has natural green color.
Along the Schwabingerbach there are nice places for relaxing and sunbathing in the middle of Munich. On some of those places nude sunbathing has been permitted since the 1960s and many people also use to practise that. Why not if you love it?
The Englischer Garten was created in 1789 by Sir Benjamin Thompson (1753–1814), later Count Rumford (Reichsgraf von Rumford), for Prince Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria.
Beautiful Schwabingerbach (Schwabing stream) that leaves the Eisbach (Ice stream) is popular for sunbathing and nude sunbathing.
The name refers to its English garden form of informal landscape. That is a style popular in England from the mid-18th century to the early 19th century. It is particularly associated with the English landscape architect Capability Brown ( https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capability_Brown ) .
More information about this beautiful English garden you can find at your own at: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englischer_Garten .
However, our visit was short, less than one day, but we can recommend everyone to visit this place if you are in Munich in summer time. We could easily find those interesting places that we wanted to describe thanks to the earlier visits. But sometimes you need more than one day for that.