English Garden – Munich

Picture: English Garden, Chinese Tower


  • With an area of 384 hectares respectively 427 hectares (including the Maximilian Park, Court and Finance Gardens), the English Garden is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world (larger than Central Park in New York and Hyde Park in London). It extends from the Court and Finance Gardens at Odeonsplatz into the open countryside far to the north of the city.

  • Of the area of 384 hectares, around 150 ha is woodland, 187 ha meadows and 16 ha water.

  • The network of paths in the English Garden covers a total of 78 km (of which ca 12 km are bridle-paths).

  • The largest area of water in the English Garden is the Kleinhesseloher See with an area of around 8 ha.

  • The streams in the English Garden have a total length of around 15 km.

  • There are over 100 bridges and footbridges in the English Garden.

  • In addition to the 50 – 60 species of bird that breed in the English Garden, there are also hedgehogs, squirrels, wild rabbits, hares, foxes and beaver.


Employees / costs

  • A total of 60 employees are involved in the administration and maintenance of the English Garden.

  • The Free State of Bavaria invests approximately 2.5 million euros annually in the maintenance of the park (2.7 million euros if the upkeep of the buildings is included).


Visitors, services and problems

  • More than 5 million people visit the English Garden every year.

  • There are four restaurants (Aumeister, Chinese Tower, Hirschau and Seehaus) and four kiosks available for the park's visitors.

  • The beer garden at the Chinese Tower is with its 7,000 seats one of the largest beer gardens in Bavaria.

  • Problems have been caused through changes in the behaviour of visitors (use of the meadows, e.g. for nude sunbathing, the wearing of paths across the grass) as well as vandalism and damage.

  • Around 120 tons of rubbish have to be collected and disposed of annually. The main part is caused by weekend visitors who throw their rubbish on the grass.

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Englischer Garten
80538 München

Opening hours

Open all year round

Historic children's merry-go-round at the Chinese Tower
April to October: in good weather daily from 2 pm

Admission charge

Admission free


No restrictions

Getting here / parking



Bus to "Chinesischer Turm", tram to "Tivolistraße"

Underground parking at "Max-Joseph-Platz" and "Marstallplatz" (here are also bus parking spaces available)

Coach trips through the English Garden
089 180608

Further information

Service (leaflets, photo/film, links …)

Japanisches Teehaus
Königinstraße 4
80539 München
089 224319
Japanese tea ceremony from April to October every second weekend in the month: Sat/Sun at 2, 3, 4 and 5 pm

Free wifi available

Restaurant und Biergarten
am Chinesischen Turm
Englischer Garten 3
089 383873-0

Aumeister Restaurant
und Biergarten
Sondermeierstraße 1
089 325224

Restaurant Seehaus
Kleinhesselohe 3
089 381613-0

Restaurant und Biergarten
Gyßlingstraße 15
089 3221080

Gyßlingstraße 59
089 36100880

Bio-Imbiss MilchHäusl
Königinstraße 6
089 517297-180

Responsible administrative office

Verwaltung des Englischen Gartens München
Englischer Garten 2
80538 München
089 3866639-0
Fax 089 3866639-23
gvenglischergarten@ bsv.bayern.de

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