English Garden

Stroll the city’s largest park to the Japanese teahouse, sunbathe, and see river surfers year-round.

English Garden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

1. Munich Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 1-Day or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Munich and learn about the city with an onboard audio guide. Admire city highlights, including the fourth-largest chimes in the world, the full-body relic of the Holy Munditia, and the historic Old Town. Choose from three different routes to suit your preferences and interests. On sunny days, benefit from an open-top upper deck and feel the sunshine on your face. Hop on and off as you please, or stay on board for fascinating explanations from your audio guide, offered in ten different languages. Choose from three routes: the City Tour, the Nymphenburg Olympic Park tour, and the Schwabing tour, with each route taking one hour. Pass important sights, such as Nymphenburg Palace, Olympic Park, the English Garden, the historic Old Town, Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz, and more.

Classic 4-Hour Bike Tour of Munich

2. Classic 4-Hour Bike Tour of Munich

Get to know Munich on a bike with a 4-hour guided tour. Meet at Marienplatz 15 next to the Spielzeugmuseum. Here, you will be introduced to your guide and other group members, get acquainted, and hear you about the amazing history of Munich and the buildings closest to that part of the Old Town. After about 15 minutes, walk up the street to a garage location to get your bike. Once you are ready to roll, head out on the city, stopping at the iconic old town, discovering the English Garden, watching the Isar River surfers, and much more. About 2 hours into the tour, stop for a break in Munich's most popular beer garden. Here you will have a chance to eat, drink, and socialize for about an hour before carrying on with the rest of the tour.

Munich 1.5-Hour Introductory Segway Tour

3. Munich 1.5-Hour Introductory Segway Tour

Discover the green parts of Munich comfortably and effortlessly on a Segway. Stand on this unique electric scooter and off you go! You will first have the chance to familiarize yourself with the equipment and practice handling it safely on a short training session. You will be surprised how quickly you become comfortable with the Segway. The tour begins at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. At the start of the tour you'll be briefed on how to ride a Segway. Improve your riding skills here in a safe environment and enjoy the views of the Isar River. Discover the Herzogpark, which Thomas Mann once called an enchanting wood. Take a short detour to his former residence and ride along the Isar River. Enjoy the view before you conclude the tour by returning to the starting point.

Munich City: Marienplatz and English Garden Walking Tour

4. Munich City: Marienplatz and English Garden Walking Tour

Pulsating with energy and commerce, yet charmingly wedded to its historic past, Munich is an exciting city to visit and a charming town to walk around. On this tour, you will be introduced to many of the city's major attractions and told about some of it’s legends from your guide. Start at the large open square of Marienplatz, dominated by the Old and New Town Hall. Stroll through the inner city and see sites such as the Frauenkirche and the former royal palaces of the Munich Residenz. Along the way you will learn about the city’s colorful 850-year history, stopping at sites that have witnessed events of not just local, but worldwide interest. See some of its famous beer halls and move on to its green attraction, the massive English Garden. Larger than New York’s Central Park, you will walk among oak and maple trees and discover where people can surf, despite being 6 hours from the nearest sea.

Munich 2.5-Hour Segway Tour with Professional Guide

5. Munich 2.5-Hour Segway Tour with Professional Guide

A 30-minute training session takes place before you set off on the tour. Make the most of this 2.5-hour Segway tour of Munich to relax after an eventful day in the city or at work. Enjoy the fun experience of riding a Segway and discover Munich’s most beautiful places from a new perspective. Your experienced tour guide will help you get used to the Segway and how to control it. After a short introduction, you will set off on the tour of the city. The tour takes you past Königsplatz, the Pinakothek Museums, Odeonsplatz, and the old town. Your guide will introduce you to the most interesting sights in Munich and even true Munich experts will learn a lot.

Glide Through History: Munich 3.5-Hour Segway Tour

6. Glide Through History: Munich 3.5-Hour Segway Tour

Make friends with Munich on a fun 3.5-hour Segway tour of the city’s main attractions. Following a comprehensive introduction to this highly intuitive self-balancing mode of transport, you will explore the historic city center. Groups are kept small so that all your questions will be answered, and you will benefit from the handy insider tips your guide will give you for the rest of your vacation. Starting in the Old City pedestrian zone, you will make frequent stops to admire the city sights and try some typical Munich snacks. Learn about the Munich’s development from a modest medieval town to today’s exciting city of science and technology, evidenced by the colossal Deutsches Museum. Admire the classical architecture of Königsplatz, modeled on the Acropolis in Athens. Glide past the palatial Maximilianeum, home to the Bavarian state parliament since 1949. Learn about Munich’s role during World War 2, and pass the freestanding cube of the starkly modern Jewish Museum. End with a greater appreciation of this city of rich culture and bustling progress, and a better understanding of the city’s motto, "München mag Dich" (Munich likes you).

Munich by Bike: Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

7. Munich by Bike: Half-Day Tour with Local Guide

Starting from the Hauptbahnhof (Central Train Station), this half-day bicycle tour is a great way to see the city of Munich. Guides are local Munich residents who know the best routes, the best stories, and the best spots to stop for a quick drink. The first stop of the tour is the Neoclassical square, Königsplatz, often called Munich's Acropolis. A few minutes away is the impressive Odeonsplatz. Both are the legacy of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, a 19th-century monarch who wanted to make a grand city for kings. He actually succeeded in making Munich a great city for cyclists. From Odeonsplatz, you'll cycle through the picturesque royal gardens to the Englischer Garten, Europe's largest city park, where nudity happens to be legal. Then the tour stops at the famous Chinese Tower beer garden for refreshments. Cruise along the lovely banks of the river Isar, which leads back into the heart of Munich's beautiful Old Town. The charming pedestrianized Medieval streets around Marienplatz feature churches, markets, and cafes, and are a cyclist's heaven.

Munich Highlights by Segway 3-Hour Tour

8. Munich Highlights by Segway 3-Hour Tour

Glide through the streets of Munich on this Segway tour. Learn how to manage a Segway and visit all the major city attractions, including the Maximilianeum and the Theatine Church. After getting the hang of riding a Segway, start your tour at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. Then, head towards the English Garden and along the Isar River to the Angel of Peace. Continue to the Maximilianeum, the seat of the Bavarian Parliament. This building was constructed between 1857 and 1874 by the architect Friedrich Bürklein and fits in with the surroundings by the Isar River. Up the river, see Museum Island with the Deutsches Museum and the parish church of St. Maximilian on the west bank of the Isar River. Head along Maximilianstraße past the Residenz Theatre at Odeonsplatz and admire the Feldherrnhalle and the Theatine Church.  Glide past the Munich Residenz together with the Hofgarten as well as the Bavarian State Chancellery towards the Eisbach. From there, swing around the Siegestor back to the starting point.

Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

9. Munich: Grand Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Jump on the blue open-top double-decker bus and experience a hop-on hop-off tour through the beautiful city of Munich. Get on and off the bus as often as you want and explore the sights in the city on your own. Alternatively, you can stay on the bus to enjoy the view and listen to the informative live commentary. On the tour, see the scenic Odeonsplatz and the interesting architecture of the Pinakotheken, home to numerous works of art. Head pass Marienplatz and discover the famous Viktualienmarkt with its delicacies as well as the famous Hofbräuhaus. Get off at Karlsplatz and stroll through the pedestrian zone and shopping arcade. Explore the fantastic castles and their gardens, and discover the history of Munich. 1. Hauptbahnhof 2. Kunstareal 3. Odeonsplatz 4. Eisbach5. Deutsches Museum (Stop temporarily suspended due to construction work!)6. Marienplatz/Tal7. Max-Joseph-Platz8. Nymphenburg Palace9+10. Olympic Park/BMW Welt & Museum11. Schwabing/English Garden 

Munich: Beer Stories Guided Segway Tour

10. Munich: Beer Stories Guided Segway Tour

Before you start your tour of Munich, you'll learn how to ride the Segway and realize that it's actually very easy. Experience shows that every customer gets to grips with riding a Segway within minutes. After the initial training, you can get on your way and start your tour of the city. The tour starts at Artur-Kutscher-Platz. From there, head towards the English Garden with the largest beer garden in Munich - the beer garden at the Chinese Tower. Continue on to the Maximilianeum, the seat of the Bavarian Parliament and the high banks of the river Isar, where the beer gardens have their origin. See the Hofbräuhaus and hear about its history. Learn unknown facts, such as how the Bavarian wheat beer and the Hofbräuhaus saved the state from bankruptcy. See the world-famous brewery Löwenbräu, visit the beer fountain and learn about the Bavarian beer purity law. Highlights of the tour are the beer garden at the Chinese Tower, high banks of the river Isar, Hofbräuhaus, Max-Joseph-Platz, Oper, Löwenbräukeller, Odeonsplatz and much more. Your tour will end at the starting point.

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What people are saying about English Garden

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,717 reviews

A brilliant tour. First time in munchen and this was a highlight. I would recommend this tour and also radius tours. We hired a bike from them the next day to explore more sights. They were so helpful and the bikes were great would 100% recommend you use them. Thanks for making my birthday weekend a great one!

We went on several day trips while staying in Munich, which, frankly, I was more excited about than this bike tour. Happily, this tour ended up being the favorite thing we did. Susanne was very informative.

Martina was an excellent guide. She showed us much of the city center and included a lot of history. I was particularly glad to see the photos she showed of what the buildings had looked like after WWII.

Not too taxing on the legs. Guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable

Informative and interesting guide tour for a fair price.