Englischer Garten (©Rofit/iStock/Thinkstock)
Wedged between the Altstadt and Schwabing is the Englischer Garten (English Garden) is one of the world’s largest parks. Its informal landscaped lawns and lakes were created by Sir Benjamin Thompson in the late 18th century. Don’t be shocked by the nude sunbathers during summer – Munich is known for its liberal views on naturism. The park is a wonderful area for a stroll or picnic. The 25-meter-high pagoda-shaped Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower), modelled on the pagoda at London’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a good landmark, set above a popular beer garden seating 7,000 people.