English Garden, Munich
Two rivers run through this public park, which has a total area of 375 ha and was laid out by Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell in 1789. It contains several important buildings: the Rumford House, Chinese Pagoda, Monopteros Temple and the Japanese Tea House; a number of beer gardens and an open-air amphitheatre. Kleinhesseloher Lake is located in the middle of the park. The English Garden is used for many leisure pursuits, so, for example, here you can find a 12 km-long riding path, a paddock, a showjumping course, and moreover the famous Eisbach wave, a “standing wave” which is enjoyed by surfers.