Hofgarten

Those interested in even more greenery in Munich should pay a visit to the court garden. The elector of Bavaria, Maximilian I, built this garden, famous locally as the Hofgarten, between the years 1613 to 1617. The center of this Italian style renaissance garden boasts of a pavilion for Goddess Diana that was built by Heinrich Schön in the year 1615.

The pavilion boasts of eight arches and paths lead to the park from each of them. Visitors are recommended to check out the roof of this pavilion that boasts of a sculpture of Bavaria. Hubert Gerhard created it in 1623.

Munich Hofgarten

Munich Hofgarten

While strolling across the garden, check out the east direction to glimpse a view of the state chancery (Bavarian Staatkanzlei), a beautiful building with glass wings that were added 1993.

Do not forget to check out the black granite memorial in the northeast corner of the park. Looking at the current grandeur of the park, it will be difficult to gauge the fact that this garden was ravished during the course of the second world war.

The Hofgarten was rebuilt later on and is currently a mixture of seventeenth and nineteenth century landscape designs. Spend your time in the garden and listen to the local street musicians.

Munich Hofgarten with the Theatinerkirche

Munich Hofgarten with the Theatinerkirche

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