Englischer Garten in Munich, Germany The park stretches from the center of the city (near Odeonsplatz) to the northern city border. The park where the visitors are free to sunbathe in the nude state. The Englischer Garten is one of the world’s largest urban public parks, larger than New York’s Central Park but smaller than London’s Richmond Park.
The name refers to the style of gardening the term English garden is used outside of the English speaking world to refer to the style of informal landscape gardening which was popular in the United Kingdom from the mid 18th century to the early 19th century, and is particularly associated with Capability Brown. In this part of the Gardens nude sunbathing has been permitted since the 1960s, something which many Germans practise. It caused quite a sensation at the time and also made the English Gardens well-known, even outside Munich.