Updated: Jun 4, 2020
Munich is a great city to fly in and out of and travel to Germany and its neighboring countries. From the airport, it's a short train ride to the city centre. The people are friendly and the city is so clean and famously known for its storytelling glockenspiel in the middle of the Marienplatz.
I swear this man must have a daily date with the chimes and his pipe. He seemed to have precision timing of when the chimes would start and end.
I was obsessed with the architecture and colors of these perfectly curated buildings. So many of the buildings hosted vibrant red flowers overflowing from planter boxes.
But, what I'm really here to talk to you about is Englischer Garten - a gorgeous green space with almost 50 miles of trails in the heart of Bavaria's capital, complete with, you guessed it, a beer garden. When we visited, it was the middle of October. The trees were slowly turning and the weather was a cool enough for a light jacket accompanied by a surprisingly, non annoying drizzle of rain.
A friend of ours said this was a Munich must - see. What's so fun about this place is how we found it. We literally walked through quaint, cozy neighborhoods with robin's egg blue front doors and bright red vespas lining the narrow streets.
Once you enter Englischer Garten, you'll immediately be transported to a quiet, lush urban park. To add to the space, there are rivers that run the length of the park and have small bridges to cross.
One of the coolest parts of the park is the Eisbach Wave. This canal creates a perfect wave each time for these landlocked, not to mention brave surfers. They took turns catching their perfect wave and queuing up for another round. And believe me, they weren't novices.
We easily spent the afternoon walking around Englisher Garten with no agenda, and it was worth every stress-free minute!
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