One of the world's largest urban public parks found smack bang in the city centre? Um, yes please. Planted, sculpted and made immaculate back in 1789, the 370-hectare Englischer Garten acts as Munich's communal back garden. Despite us having never spotted a single gardener at work, this picture-perfect green space rarely has a grass blade too high and is used by most Müncheners as an exercise - and imbibing - space. Dodge the Berghaus-clad joggers and stein-sloshing drinkers and head for the Eisbach, an artificial diversion of the Isar running through the park. Here, you'll find the Eisbach wave, a man-made disruption in the waterway that surf-savvy city residents use to practise their board skills.
Englischer Garten, 80538