English Garden Guided Tour
The green lung of Munich
90 – 120 min
Ca. 3 km
Hofgartentempel in Hofgarten
The English Garden Tour
The green lung of Munich
The English Garden has existed for over 230 years. It was the first park in the world that was conceived and designed for all citizens of a city. A new spirit of the times, the Enlightenment, made this possible. Artfully, an English landscape park was created from a “barren area” and ever since the popularity of this piece of garden art has remained unbroken.
Our English Garden tour takes you to the most beautiful places and lets you experience the walkable landscapes of this park.
A Park as soul and “green living room”
5 million visitors come to the English Garden every year and the number is still growing. With its 384 ha. the English Garden is the largest inner-city park in the world and extremely popular with Munich residents and visitors from all over the world. This was not always the way it is now! When the park was laid out shortly after the French Revolution, the citizens of Munich simply considered this idea of a place of recreation for the whole population to be a “folly”.
The history of it all
In the 18th century, only the nobility strolled through Munich’s gardens, which were open only to the upper classes. For the common people, access was barred, and the dusty streets outside the city, bare and without trees, did not exactly encourage strolls either. Thanks to Count Rumford a park for the common people was created where there used to be an area endangered by constant floods and wildly overgrown with alder thickets, birches and willows.
The statue of “Harmless” at the transition from the Hofgarten to the English Garden points the visitor in the right direction. Here it says: “Harmless / walks here / then returns / newly strengthened / to each / duty back.”
Garden artist at its best
A garden artist of a special kind, Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell, transformed this area into an English landscape garden, in keeping with the spirit of the Enlightenment. Instead of a baroque, axially symmetrical arrangement, as was still common in gardens up to that time, nature, which was equated with reason, was given free rein.
The most important questions
This is your exclusive, all private tour
- You determine your desired date and start time
- You determine the duration of the tour
- You determine the number of participants (if the maximum number of participants is reached, it is necessary to book a second guide)
This tour is barrier-free.
Please let us know, so we can make minor changes
Basically yes, as long as your hotel is close to the route. Otherwise we recommend the described standard meeting point
In order for a guided tour to take place, a binding booking must be made. This can be done under “BOOK NOW” and is done within two minutes.
If explicitly requested, there is also the possibility of payment by invoice
* Price up to two hours incl. VAT. | Each additional hour or part thereof € 50.00