Englischer Garten

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  • Day12

    Englishcher Garten Sud

    September 15, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    On arrival back in Munich, we headed to the English Garden, a huge green space in the centre of Munich, where the locals come to swim, surf, sun bake - including nude sun baking in a particular quadrant - exercise, read, enjoy a picnic, etc. etc. Of course there are also several beer gardens and cafes to eat and drink beer. It’s a pity I dislike beer, as wine is not always an option, so I have been drinking water, which is not a bad thing.

    The Englischer Garten is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The layout has undergone many changes over the centuries as new buildings and green spaces were added. In 1789, Elector Carl Theodor ordered that a public park be established along the Isar River. He assigned an Englishman, Benjamin Thompson, who worked at the time for the Bavarian Army. The park got it’s name because it was laid out in the style of an English country park.The network of paths equate to 78 kms, and there are soccer fields as well as a Japanese teahouse.

    As most people in Munich live in apartments, this type of green space is crucial to their well being. One suggestion from me would be to ban smoking, as that does spoil the experience slightly, and maybe create separate bike paths.
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  • Day8

    Activist Juice

    August 31, 2016 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    A slower day today. I am writing this in a beer garden in the English gardens. More about that later.
    I started the day with a hop on hop off bus.
    Last night I walked from the train station to the hotel but with sore feet from all the walking I did in London I wanted to save the walking for touristy things, not getting there.
    The tramline right outside the hotel is being dug up (although I found out later there is a replacement bus) but there is a train station a few minutes from the hotel that takes me into the main station. It took me about 5 minutes but I eventually managed to buy myself a 3 day ticket.

    The sightseeing bus was just okay. The sights are wonderful but the commentary was about 30 seconds behind the bus so somethings were missed. I do have a good idea of the city, there aren't the crowds like I saw on London, given the population is 1.8 million no wonder it feels similar to Perth crowd wise.

    After the tour I made my way to the Viktualienmarkt which is an open air market that sells a lot of bratwurst. It sells much more that that but wurst shops must have made up 1/4 of the shops.
    I received my first "God's greeting" at the market.

    From now until I get to Dijon my posts will most likely contain references to The Chalet School series I read as a child and continue to read as an adult. If you aren't one of the small group who recognise these then ... I don't know, just pretend you do?

    I had bratwurst and krautsalada (badically a cheese kransky and cabbage salad) for lunch at the market.

    The two apps I use most are google maps and now itranslate. Itranslate was very helpful today at the market. I was trying to translate the ingredients in a fresh juice, orange was easy, erdbeere is strawberry but I misspelt ananas and it came out activist! It was actually pineapple.

    I bought several cheeses, ham, liverwurst, olives, tirol schuettelbrot (a really hard flat rye bread but nice), dip, brambleberries, figs, yoghurt and probably other stuff I haven't mentioned.

    There was only one place where the server didn't speak english, she was the one who gave me the first "gruss gott" and I managed to make myself understood and bought some alm butter.

    It was a really nice day until about 3pm or so when it started to get hot. I finished up and came back to the hotel.
    This evening I packed up my purchases and went to the English gardens for a picnic. Rather than gardens it is more of an english park in which you would expect to find deer.
    When the bus entered the park I saw how dense it was in parts so decided to get off one stop earlier where the beer garden was and there were lots of people.
    To give you an idea of the size it has more than 70km of paths.

    As the sun went down I made my way to the beer garden and decided to have a drink. I bought a pretzel as well which I'll have for breakfast.
    The beer garden is the place to go if you want meat and lots of it. People had plates with half a chicken or a massive shank, some just that while others had sides as well.

    Nymphenburg Castle
    Just to prove that it is me - relaxing on the english gardens.
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  • Day77

    München - Zwischenstopp

    August 26, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Irgendwie habe ich die Nase noch nicht voll vom Wandern. ;) Ich habe große Lust auf weitere schöne Ausblicke und spannende Begegnungen und habe mich daher entschieden, noch ein bisschen in Europa zu bleiben und den Küsten-Jakobsweg (Camino del Norte) zu laufen. Noch einmal etwa 6 Wochen und über 800 km.
    Dieses Mal bin ich komplett unvorbereitet, möchte aber auch alles etwas mehr auf mich zukommen lassen. Also nicht jede Etappe vorplanen, Unterkünfte reservieren und Ziele erreichen müssen. Mal abwarten, wie das funktioniert. ;)
    Da der Camino im August noch recht voll sein soll, werde ich ein paar Tage in Südfrankreich zwischenschieben. Und da es von München aus gute Verbindungen gibt, und ich mit meinen Eltern gratis herfahren konnte, habe ich die letzten 2 Nächte hier verbracht. Habe Besorgungen gemacht (neue, leichtere Wanderschuhe!) und ein bisschen Sightseeing. Unter anderem habe ich mir gestern das NS-Dokumenationszentrum angeschaut, was wirklich interessant war. Mir war gar nicht so bewusst, dass München ja Ausgangspunkt und Hauptquartier der NSDAP war (obwohl das vermutlich Allgemeinwissen sein sollte...). Dafür habe ich mir die eigentlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten gespart. Ist auch gut was los in der Stadt! Und ich habe mich mal wieder über junge Menschen (ja, ich darf das sagen, ich glaube jung ist in den meisten Statistiken 18-34) gewundert. Hatte gedacht, die feiern die Nacht durch. Stattdessen war ich gestern um 10 die letzte im 6Bett-Zimmer. Und um 9 lagen die immer noch im Bett, als ich vom Frühstück zurück kam. Kann mir das jemand erklären?
    Aber ich vertiefe ja heute meinen Kontakt zur jugendlichen Reisewelt und fahre über Nacht mit dem Flixbus nach Cannes. Also morgen dann meine neuesten Erkenntnisse. Dann gibt's auch wieder Fotos. ;)
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Englischer Garten, Englischa Gartn, Англійскі сад, Английска градина, Αγγλικός κήπος, Jardín Inglés de Múnich, Angol kert, Giardino Inglese, エングリッシャーガルテン, Angļu parks, انگریزی پھلواری, Parcul englez din München, Английский сад, Vườn Anh, 英国花园

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