So, you’re looking for the perfect Sunday outing in Munich? I don’t know if you are planning a day out with your wife/husband, have a day off, or just want to relax a little. But one thing is for sure. I have the perfect day plan for you! A Sunday outing in the English Garden.
I’m afraid… The English Garden?
The English Garden is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world. Over a total length of five and a half kilometers it connects the Isar floodplain landscape with the historic old town of Munich in an incomparable way.
How do you get there?
From the central station, it is best to take the U1/U2 to Sendlinger Tor and then the U6 to Univiertel. Once you get there, it is very important that you leave the underground on the right.
Outside you will find the English Garden on your left.
What can you do in the English Garden on a Sunday?
There are far too many places to see in the English Garden for you to go through them all in one day.
So where should you go?
It’s best to start with the most beautiful spot in the English Garden. Of course, the opinions of the Munich people are divided here, but I simply find this place amazing, so I mention it right away.
I am obviously talking about the…
Do you want to see the English Garden in its full beauty? Then you should climb the hill to Monopteros in Munich. From here you can look out into the greenery and onto the sunbathing lawn, although for Munich’s locals this is more of a party area. This is where parties are celebrated every day. So for us young people this is definitely the most favorite place to go. But not only young people get a good time here. From the Monopteros you have a wonderful view of the city. I think that the character of the city of Munich really comes into play here. Anyone who already knows the view from the Monopteros in the English Garden knows what I’m talking about. It is almost magical. From here you can also see the Frauenkirche on Marienplatz and the Theatinerkirche on Odeonsplatz.
The monument is a beautiful place in the English Garden and definitely worth a visit. But not only the Monopteros is a Must to Go in the English Garden.
Next up is the Chinese Tower
How do I get to the Chinese Tower?
From Monopteros you can reach the Chinese Tower within a few minutes on foot.
What makes the Chinese Tower special?
The Chinese Tower is one of the landmarks of the English Garden. Inside the building there is a spiral staircase that connects the floors. But that is not all. What makes the Chinese Tower special is the…
Beautiful beer garden
Another part of the landmark, and also much more interesting for hobby drinkers, is the beer garden of the Chinese Tower.
Opening hours in beer garden weather:
From Monday – Friday
11:30 – 23:00 hours
Saturday – Sunday, public holiday
11:00 – 23:00 hours
The beer garden is perfect to prepare for the upcoming walk or drive towards the Eisbach wave on the other side of the English Garden.
The Eisbach wave
Do you like surfing? Then the next thing you should do is head for the Eisbach wave.
How do I get there?
On foot from the Chinese tower it is about 20 minutes. Don’t you feel like walking? Then you’d best get an E Roller. But be careful. E-scooters are not allowed in the English Garden.
So then why am I telling you to use an electric scooter?
You can drive around the English Garden on an e-scooter. To do so, just walk further west to Königinstrasse. Königinstrasse is by far the most beautiful e-scooter route around the English Garden. Just head south from here.
Now off to the Eisbach!
What’s the atmosphere at the Eisbach?
At no other place like this is the atmosphere so relaxed when the Eisbach surfers glide smoothly over the waves. Surfing at the Eisbach wave is possible at any time of the year. Even in winter. It is considered the world’s largest and most beautiful river wave in the middle of a big city. People have been surfing here for 40 years now.
Next you should visit…
The House of Art
How do I get to the House of Art?
Surprise, you have already passed by haha. It’s next to the Eisbach.
The House of Art – more than just paintings
At the Haus der Kunst, Munich’s most important exhibition centre, you can expect retro perspectives of modern, contemporary artists or theme-specific exhibitions. The great strength of the House of Art is that they do not present their own paintings. They are merely middlemen of modern art. Therefore, artists have the opportunity to get a chance to get a spot in the gallery every half year.
These current exhibitions await you this year
Archives in Residence – euward Archive
The euward is an art prize of international standing, awarded by the Augustinum Foundation to artists with intellectual disabilities.
Michael Armitage. Paradise Edict
The artist combines Eastern African and also European painting traditions and themes, which he draws from daily political events, pop culture, folklore and personal memories.
Franz Erhard Walther. Shifting Perspectives
The artist’s work turns away from traditional art forms such as painting and sculpture and creates a new concept of work. Franz Erhard Walther uses fabric as an artistic design element. He involves the viewer in the works of art by letting him immerse himself in them or by being attracted by them.
Monday, Wednesday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed on Tuesday
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
To end your day, you should now go to the…
The Golden Bar is my absolute favorite place. They stand for freedom, serenity and ingenious art. Here people like to have the one or other philosophical conversation while having a drink.
For me, the Golden Bar is a place where I go to have a beer with my friends at the weekend and look at the English Garden. It’s the perfect place to end your Sunday trip.
I hope that this blog post was able to encourage you to visit the English Garden in Munich. I wish you a great Sunday trip to Munich!