Directly behind the Odeonsplatz square in the city center, the Hofgarten Munich invites you to relax with its majestic flair. Between meadows, flower beds, shady trees and fountains everyone will find a quiet seating area. The locals as well as foreign visitors like to come here – especially to relax. From the gazebo you can often hear sounds of violins, clarinets or cello. That’s because musicians like to come here to practice.
Well-known among the people of Munich are the park’s Boule players. They like to play their private tournaments on the gravel paths in good weather. The Café Tambosi on Odeonsplatz also has some places in the courtyard garden. Here you can enjoy a cappuccino or aperitif in the shade of the trees.
The Hofgarten was created with the extension of the residence at the beginning of the 17th century under Duke Maximilian I in the style of Italian Renaissance gardens. In the arcade, which closes the courtyard garden on two sides, different murals show moments from the history of the house Wittelsbach. The first building by the Munich architect Leo von Klenze can also be seen in the Hofgarten: the Hofgartentor to Odeonsplatz. The Residence also houses the magnificent Residenzmuseum Munich, which is free of charge for visitors under the age of 18 years.
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