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One of the oldest English-style landscape gardens and one of the largest municipal parks in Europe, the Englischer Garten is Munich's most fascinating park. Sprawling across an area of 3.7 square kilometres (1.4 square miles), this place is one of the largest public parks in the world. The park features some of the best architecturally diverse landmarks along its vast verdant expanse and rolling lawns. From a Chinese pagoda with an adjoining beer garden and the Monopteros Greek temple, to a Japanese Tea House, the park is full of intriguing monuments and landmarks. Artificial streams gush through the park and several surfers can be seen gliding effortlessly along its foamy waters. Also housing an artificial lake and an open-air theater, the urban park is one of the best socio-cultural hubs of Munich.
Built for the 1972 Olympic Games, the Olympic complex is now used for a variety of leisure activities ranging from sports events to concerts. The 287-meter (942-foot) high Olympic Tower boasts a stunning view of the city. On a good day, visitors can go up and see as far as the Alps. There is also a rotating restaurant at the top. The famous canopy roof which spans the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Swimming Pool and the Olympiahalle were a topic of debate in their day. The complex is, however, timelessly beautiful and has become an integral part of the modern cityscape. The Olympiaberg (Olympic Hill) is a grassy mound made from Second World War rubble and also provides great views. The ice rink and swimming pool are also popular with sports fans, as is the Olympic Stadium, home to FC Bayern Munich- one of Europe's top football clubs.
Commissioned for the International Garden Show in 1983, the Westpark is an outdoor haven. The area is divided into different sections, one of the most eye-catching being the East Asian Garden. There is a large lake with an amphitheater, several playgrounds and plenty of space to relax and feel at ease. In the summer, the open-air stage is used to host plays, concerts and films.
Heliflieger - Helicopter Tours takes you on a memorable trip through the skies of Munich. The journey starts at the Munich airfield, where you first meet your pilot, who gives you a brief summary on the trip and what to expect. Sit back, strap yourself in and prepare for an experience of a lifetime. Enjoy a Birdseye of some of the most beautiful areas and landmarks in the city and its surroundings, like the Allianz Soccer Arena, the Alps, Nymphenburg Castle and the great lakes.