The Hofgarten

The beginnings of this garden complex in the center of Munich lie under Duke Albrecht of Bavaria. He laid out a new Renaissance garden from 1560. The Munich Court Garden in its current form was created from 1613 as a Baroque garden complex of the residence of Duke Maximilian I. The Court Garden is located on the northern edge of the center of the Bavarian capital. At the center of the entire complex is a pavilion called the Diana Temple, built by Heinrich Schön. This consists of eight round entrance arches, from which diagonal paths lead through the courtyard garden, creating the typical structure. On the roof of the central pavilion there is a statue of the "Tellus Bavarica". This embodies the diverse riches of Bavaria: water, salt, grain and game. Visitors enter the Munich Court Garden through the Court Garden Gate, which dates back to 1816. During World War II, a significant portion of the historic Hofgarten was destroyed. During the subsequent restoration of the Munich landmark, those responsible chose a stylistic compromise between the original design and the English landscape garden. In addition, the Munich Court Garden features several fountains that are sustainably powered by water. The garden area in the northern part of the old town is suitable for extensive walks and quiet hours. Visitors can watch street artists in the Munich Courtyard Garden, creating a unique ambience.