For over 225 years the Englische Garten has been providing the people of Munich with an oasis of tranquillity. For a relaxing afternoon in Munich, head to the Englische Garten (English Garden), one of the world's largest urban public parks. Whether you prefer cycling, jogging, roller-blading or walking, the park has over 78 kilometres of paths that make the Englische Garten ideal for sporting activities of all kinds. Covering a total of 3.7 km2 the Englische Garten is larger even than Central Park in New York.
There are plenty of beer gardens within the park offering delicious snacks and refreshments - the ideal way to spend a pleasurable hour or two. Some of the most popular spots are the beer gardens under the Chinesische Turm and by the Seehaus. For something a little different, plan a visit to the charming Japanische Teehaus where guests can experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
The very best views of Munich can be enjoyed from the Monopteros which is not only a popular meeting place but also a symbol of Munich’s cosmopolitan flair. Finally, don’t miss the chance to watch the surfers on the Eisbach. Attracting spectators from all over the world, the surfers are there all year round riding the man-made wave.
Even in winter the Englische Garten has plenty to offer, try sledging on the snowy hills or donning your skates and enjoying a little ice skating on Kleinhesseloher Lake.
Don’t forget, our Kempinski The Spa is perfect after a busy day of sporting activities
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After having been built for the 1972 Olympic Games, the park now boasts an indoor pool, ice skating center and the Olympiahalle concert hall for visitors to enjoy. Additionally, the park is also home to the soaring, mighty Olympic Tower - one of Munich’s most impressive landmarks, offering majestic panoramic views of Munich and its surroundings. The park also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including music concerts and exhibitions, so there's sure to be something to catch your eye. The park is just a short drive away from the hotel, and you can even arrange a guided tour.
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