The "Englischer Garten" (English Garden) is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The layout has undergone constant change for centuries as new buildings and green spaces gets added time and again.
It all started in 1789 when Elector Carl Theodor ordered that a public park be established along the Isar River.
The park was given the name Englischer Garten because the layout is in the style of an English country park.
Today, the Englischer Garten offers numerous leisure time activities. Cyclists and joggers train on the 78-kilometer-long (48.5 miles) network of paths, and amateur soccer players meet on the fields for recreational games.