Thursday, 1 September 2016

Naked Sunbathing and Surfing in the Englischer Garten - Munich

The Englischer Garten German for English Garden, is in the middle of Munich and created in 1789. It covers 3.7kms squared and is one of the largest urban public parks in Europe.

You can actually surf in the English gardens, an artificial wave is produced by a water pumping mechanism, but it's only to be used by expert or skilled surfers.



There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the water if you're not a surfer.

It was lovely to see so much open space and greenery, but what I didn't realise when I started to take these photos is that it's perfectly acceptable to strip off stark naked and sunbathe in the park. 



The Chinesischer Turm or Chinese Tower was built between 1789 one 1790 at 25 meters tall, however this tower replaced the original after it burnt down in 1944 after heavy bombing.

No excuses needed for a beer, served in 1 litre glasses, accompanied by lunch of pork knuckle, which was delicious at the Mini-Hofbrauhaus. 



8 comments:

  1. Surfing and naked sunbathing — what a park. I've tried surfing and I wasn't very good at it so I think I'd be sat in the shallow end :) Not sure about the pig knuckle. I'd skip that and go for the chips and beer.

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    1. the pig knuckle was lovely, i've never tried surfing or naked sunbathing

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  2. Surfing and naked sunbathing both happen to be exactly the sort of things I'd think was a great idea after a few litre glasses of beer!
    Looks like a great afternoon!

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    1. lol, same here, but no matter how much i drink i still have a voice of reason in my head

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  3. I knew about the surfing park but not the naked sunbathing!

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  4. PS - I have only just twigged they are called The English Gardens - as if the Brits would ever surf in a park or sunbathe naked!!

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  5. it reminds me of central park in nyc except they don't have a cool wave for surfing

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