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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 kilometers (1.4 square miles), the park 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 adjoining beer garden, 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 through its foamy waters. Housing an artificial lake and an open-air theater, the urban park is one of the best socio-cultural hubs of Munich.
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.