Best Parks in Big Cities
Englischer Garden, Munich
The grounds for the hulking Englischer Garden in Munich were set aside in 1789. The park still welcomes crowds from around the world to its approximately 1.4 square miles of green lawns and trails. There’s a lake with paddleboats, a Japanese tea house, and even an artificial stream for surfing. If you’re taking the entire family, be warned: in warmer months, it’s not entirely unheard of to see half-clothed sunbathers on the lawns.