Best places to walk in Munich
The third largest city of Germany, Munich is an extremely popular tourist destination. Situated in South Germany, it is the largest and most significant city of the state of Bavaria. The city is abundant in fantastic landmarks and visitor attractions like churches, museums, palaces, squares and so on. In one of the previous articles I have already presented you the top visitor attractions of Munich.
Below I will give you some useful information relating to the best places to walk in Munich. So, if you are planning a journey to Bavaria, more precisely to Munich and you are more of an active tourist, the following guide is a must-read for you. Trust me, you won’t regret the visit. You will return home with memorable experiences.
The Englischer Garten
Located adjacent the city centre, the fantastic Englischer Garten covers an area of about 3.700 m². It is larger than the famous Central Park in New York. The wonderful green space of Munich is considered one of the largest urban public parks of the entire world. The park contains jogging tracks, bridle-paths and even a nudist area.
It was designed as a location for pleasure, as well as a work area for Munich’s homeless people. The Englischer Garten also contains a Biergarten (specific for Bavarian destinations) located at the Chinese Pagoda.
Built for the 1972 Summer Olympics, the beautiful Olympiapark is a great place to walk in Munich. Today it serves as venue for different events, ranging from social to religious and cultural events. The park is very popular among both local people and visitors. Situated in the “Oberwiesenfeld” area of the city, the park and its surroundings include numerous facilites, including tennis and swimming facilities, among others.
The München-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden
The astonishing botanical garden of Munich occupies a large area of about 21 hectares. It also includes an arboretum. Established in 1914, the fantastic garden includes about 14.000 species of plants. If you love plants, you can not miss this fantastic garden! It is undoubtedly one of the best places to walk in Munich.
The Tierpark Hellabrunn
The large fascinating zoo of Munich is known as the Tierpark Hellabrunn. It can be found in the city’s southern part and it is a major visitor attraction. In 2010 for example the zoo attracted more than 1,5 million visitors.
Among the highlights of the zoo are the Aquarium with piranha feeding, the Elephant House, “Dracula’s villa” (home to bats), the Jungle house and so on. Guided tours are also available. During summer months it is open 9:00 to 18:00 and in the winter season until 17:00. (June 2013)
Another great place to walk in Munich is the Westpark. It is a large and beautiful public park with such highlights like an artificial lake named Mollsee, a wonderful rose garden, and “Little Asia” – a complex consisting of Japanese garden, Chinese Garden and a Thai sala. It is worth visiting it.