Bike Tour Through Englischer Garten – On Its 220th Birthday

The Englischer Garten is said to be one of the first European parks, which was opened to the public in 1792. With an area of 3.75 km² it is one of the largest urban parks in the world, it is even larger than New York’s Central Park. What could be more appropriate in the bike capital Munich than to discover the green lung of the city by bike?

A bike tour through Englischer Garten is a fully new way to experience Munich

The guided tour will take you from the old city center to Hofgarten north of the Residenz towards Haus der Kunst. Especially here the contrast of these two parks is most apparent the formal geometrical Baroque garden and the natural Englischer Garten which was based on the style of an informal English landscape and therefore received its name “Englischer Garten”.

At the southeastern entrance to Englischer Garten you can look forward to the first highlight: the so-called Eisbachsurfer (ice stream surfer) who can be admired from the bridge in Prinzregentenstraße. The tour will take you further over the Carl Theodor meadow – named after the initiator of the Englischer Garten – where strollers, joggers, tourists, locals as well as naturalists meet, and then continues to the Monopteros. This round Greek-style temple commissioned by Ludwig I was built on a foundation on a small hill which was specially created for it. It offers a stunning view of Munich’s city skyline with the towers of St Peter, the City Hall, the Frauenkirche, Theatine Church and St Ludwig.

The bike tour can either be rounded off in the beer garden at the Chinesischer Turm or at Kleinhesseloher See with a cold refreshment and a Bavarian snack or a short boot trip.

On request, we will gladly put together a picnic basket with Bavarian delicacies. This way, your beer garden visit will become an unforgettable experience of the original Bavarian way of life. You can contact us anytime for more information.

Image © Torsten Krüger, Munich Tourism