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The Ostpark in Munich is a Large Recreational Area

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The Ostpark in Munich is a public park in Munich’s Neuperlach district. It opened in 1973 and is characterized by a very natural look. The Ostpark in Munich is a large landscape park with a size of 56 hectare. Visitors can choose between sunbathing lawns, tree-covered hills and water surfaces. Because of its great variety the park emerged as a popular recreational area in the south-east of Munich. It was once a level farmland.

Great variety of Ostpark in Munich

The hills were piled up from rubble and gravel, which accrued during the construction Neuperlach and the subway. In addition to a branched network of paths, garden architect Josef Wurzer created a big lake with a large central island in the west of the park. This lake is fed by groundwater wells. The originally planned feeding of the lake through the nearby Hachinger Bach was not carried out for water conservation reasons. The approximately 700 m long circuit around the island is a popular natural ice skating route in winter.

The park offers ball games and table tennis courts, curling rinks and a small open air theater (the Theatron). On the northern shore of the lake is the beer garden Michaeligarten  with 3.000 seats. Embedded in the park is a skating stadium with a 400-meter track. The Michaelibad outdoor pool, which has been in existence since 1955, is located right next to the park. Just south of the park is the youth cultural center of the FestSpielHaus. In the mid-1970s, the Ostpark also had a small summer ski jump with a K-point of 15 m.

Here is more information (in German).

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