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Munich’s famous city park is one of the largest (922 acres) and most beautiful city parks in Europe. Established in 1789, the Englischer Garten also is the oldest public park in the world. You can wander for hours along the tree-shaded walks, streams, and lake, and admire the view of Munich’s Altstadt from the round, hilltop temple called the Monopteros, constructed in the 19th century. The banks of the Eisbach, the stream that runs through the park, are popular nude-sunbathing spots. A giant beer garden (open Apr–Oct) occupies the plaza near the Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Pagoda).