RELAX: The grass around the Monopteros is a
favorite chill-out zone.
The Englischer Garten is a wild but well-tended green corridor that rolls right into the heart of Munich.
The park is the world’s largest within a city and a prime place to relax, stroll, ride, drink, flirt and about anything else you can think of.
This is where Munich locals come to relax when they couldn’t be stuffed getting out of the city. They sit about in the sun, fry up on barbecues, ride bikes, horses and waves. They walk along the river, float along on rafts, dip in the streams and smell the roses.
SURF'S UP: Ignore the signs and surf in
MEET 'N' DRINK: The Chinese Tower
is a popular meeting point.
SING ALONG: Spontaneous musical outbursts are common.
Location: Englischer Garten, Schwabing
Open: It's a park, so it's open all the time, but technically it's forbidden to spend the night here.
Directions: Take the U-Bahn No. 3 or 6 to stations Universität, Giselastraße or Münchener Freiheit (depending on how far north you want to go!) then stroll west for a few hundred metres.
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