In the middle of the English Garden, a 25 meter high tower rises from the treetops. It is reminiscent of a Chinese temple, but around it there is a Bavarian attitude towards life: a brass band plays marching music, locals and tourists toast in the beer garden with their beer mugs and enjoy their roast chicken. With 7,000 seats, the beer garden at the Chinese Tower is the second largest beer garden in Munich, right after the Hirschgarten. Tourists from all over the world come here to drink the Munich court brew beer. But the Chinese Tower is also a popular meeting place for Munich residents to enjoy the summer after work with brass music. As the beer garden tradition wants, you can eat your own snack here. You only have to buy the drinks at the tavern.
April 18, 2017
This is where Munich meets the rest of the world
In the middle of the English Garden in Munich, a 25 meter high tower rises from the treetops. It is reminiscent of a Chinese temple, but around it there is a Bavarian attitude towards life: a brass band plays marching music, locals and tourists toast in the beer garden with their beer mugs and enjoy their roast chicken.
History of the tower
The Chinese Tower was built by Baptist Lechner based on a design by Joseph Frey as early as 1789/90. The pagoda, which is twice as high in the royal palace gardens of Kew Gardens in London, was used as a model. This in turn is a replica of the majolica pagoda in Beijing. The wooden Chinese tower burned down again and again, but was always rebuilt, most recently in 1952 after the Second World War.
July 14, 2020
The Chinese Tower, also known as Chinaturm and initially known as the Great Pagoda, is a 25-meter-high wooden building in the style of a pagoda, which stands in the English Garden in Munich. The building was built in the years 1789 to 1790 and made accessible to the public in 1792 with the opening of the English Garden as a viewing platform. During one of the air raids on Munich during the Second World War, the Chinese tower burned down, but was reopened in 1952 after reconstruction. The tower is now considered a landmark of the English Garden
February 23, 2019
Along with the Monopteros, the Chinese Tower is probably the most famous landmark in the English Garden. The 25 meter high tower is a polygonal, five-storey structure made of wood, has a diameter of 19 meters at the bottom and tapers in steps up to about 6 meters. The individual floors, which are connected by a spiral staircase, have curved shingle roofs that are adorned with gilded bells. Unfortunately, climbing is only possible on special occasions.
November 19, 2020
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