New 4K Video! | Munich From Above: English Garden, Monopterus, Hofgarten, and the Frauenkirche

MUNICH (MunichNOW Video) — Our video contributor, Maex Ten, has been flying around our big village again! Here is is latest report:
“It is spring time and summer is coming! Enjoy this all-new footage of a perfect spring day in the English Garden. You will see the Chinese Tower , Monopteros, Hofgarten and the Frauenkirche in this video.”

Drone: DJI Mavic Pro
Music: Sweater Beats – Better
Mobile: Iphone 6 Plus
Edited with Final Cut Pro X

Chinese Tower in the English Garden -- munichFOTO
Chinese Tower in the English Garden — munichFOTO

According to the Muenchen.de website, it all started in 1789 when Elector Carl Theodor ordered that a public park be established along the Isar River.

He put the project in the hands of the Briton Benjamin Thompson, who worked at the time for the Bavarian Army. The park was given the name English Garden because it was laid out in the style of an English country park.

Today the English Garden 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. A beautiful vista of the city if offered by the Monopteros, which was added to the park landscape along with the hill in 1836.

The Japanese teahouse first opened in 1972 on the southern end of the park on an artificial island in the Schwabinger Bach (stream). Japanese tea ceremonies are performed here regularly.

Swimming in the Eisbach in the English Garden -- munihcFOTO
Swimming in the Eisbach in the English Garden — munihcFOTO

With an area of 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi) (370 ha or 910 acres), the Englischer Garten is one of Europe’s largest urban public parks, larger than New York’s Central Park. The name refers to its English garden form of informal landscape, a style popular in England from the mid-18th century to the early 19th century and particularly associated with Capability Brown.

— Maex Ten
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