An all time favourite of Munich’s outdoor life has to be the English Garden. It’s not surprising, really. 373 hectares of city centre playground is a lot for a metropolis barely topping the one million mark. In fact, it’s one of the world’s largest inner-city parks. Modelled on English 18th century English landscapes, the re-appointed former swamps were opened to the public in 1792. True to form, the locals filled it with their sunny charm and earthy spirit. Many a pint of Bavarian brew has cooled the throats of residents and visitors here. The outdoor beer gardens near the Chinese tower, Lake House, Aumeister and Hirschau are legendary. So is the Kleinhesseloher Lake. Strolling, resting, running, playing, sleeping, sunbathing, eating, drinking, socialising, the English Garden caters for the human pyramid of needs after work or on a well-deserved day off. 10 minute walk from the Central Train Station.