Gerhard Mauerberger and MonacoTrail went for a hike.
May 31, 2020
Many thanks to Andrea for the nice starting point at Laimer Platz.Munich has a lot of green spaces and if you want you can walk for miles in the countryside and still stay in Munich.Right at the start I really liked Gotthardstrasse. This avenue not only has trees on the left and right, but also in the median a high planting with bushes.Burgmairstrasse is a beautiful, quiet park with a climbing wall for children.It then went past allotments to the Westpark.I have a special connection to Westpark, which was completed in 1984 on the occasion of the International Horticultural Exhibition (IGA). I was still a student at the time and attended the IGA. My impression at the time was: Too many flowers.In 1985 the Westpark was opened to the public. The park was beautiful at that time. At that time I lived very close and sometimes I was there in the middle of the night to calm my nerves because of the last tests.
Later I often went to the water playground and the playground at the rose garden with the children.You can go hiking in the Westpark. There are numerous highlights from the time of the IGA.But today I was a little disappointed: there are almost no flowers, the water playground was dry as was the pub.In the further course of the hike, however, the positive surprise: a beautiful, green hiking trail has been created directly above the Luise Kisselbach tunnel. See pictures 52 to 55. In the white course it went through the south park. See pictures 57 and 58.The penultimate piece led me through the forest cemetery. There are various forms of burial: large family graves, large and small tombstones and different anonymous burials. See image 64.At the end of the tour I looked at the war cemetery. See pictures 65 to 67.The end point is now at the end of the U3: Fürstenried West.
Very nice tour and very nice starting point and easy to get to. Thanks a lot. That screams tomorrow for the Forstenrieder Park: komoot.de/tour/194159498?ref=wtd
Nice tour, which is not entirely unknown to me in large parts, it is more like my home territory. But it is very good that you included the war cemetery at the forest cemetery - this is a quiet, special place that is mostly overlooked and, although directly on the street, is quite remote.And did I see that correctly: the Chinese garden in West Park is open again? The other day he was locked, as if for a long time. It would be wonderful if you could stroll through there again.This is how we started our second week of hiking with continued exploration of Munich's green spaces, which will almost become a top issue, not a bad one. The starting point Fürstenried again offers all kinds of possibilities and I am curious to see what bex1328 will make of it tomorrow: Steep template for a family outing anyway.Thank you Gerhard for hiking and also for your personal words and thoughts about your tour. I remember that my very first stay in Munich was actually a visit to the IGA in Westpark. Back then, I had no idea that this city would become my center of life.The collection has been expanded: komoot.de/collection/941437/-komoot-community-staffelwanderung-muenchen-2020 - the network of paths is slowly expanding 😊
Your observations in the Westpark exactly hit the "weak points" of this park: it was created for a garden exhibition and at a time when such plants were still intensely landscaped - lots of flowers. Later, the money for care became scarcer, which is why there are gradually more and more areas that used to be lush and also some facilities that are no longer in operation. It is quite a contradiction: the denser and fuller the city gets, the more important such facilities are (the well-attended West Park is the best example of this). At the same time, the funds for care and technical standards are being reduced. Not a good development. On the other hand, green spaces are often made simpler right from the start in order to avoid this dilemma. - But I don't want to bad-mouth Westpark. The older he gets, the more effective his wonderful tree setting becomes and the more the idea of the Wiesental in the middle of the city carries.
Wow, what a tour.I've never been to Westpark. A nice opportunity to run your tour. I know where to start. 😉Great pictures.
Gerhard, the Westpark was very well appreciated by you!Underestimated by some Munich residents, the Westpark still offers special highlights such as the Asian temples and gardens, which fortunately were stopped by the IGA.I have always enjoyed going there since I visited IGA.
@MonacoTrail, thank you for your organizational work and your background information. Yes, the Chinese garden is open again, but so is the Japanese garden. Actually everything is open again, including the restaurant on the rose garden and the two beer gardens.
June 1, 2020
@Andrea: I noticed that the tour was very quiet. Almost no traffic and never boring.
@HorstAP: Yes, the Westpark is very entertaining and offers a wide variety of impressions from the Bayerwaldhaus to the Thai temple.But I would also recommend families with children to go there. The playground at the Rosengarten is very popular and the water playground is also open but unfortunately without water.
You took all the green spaces with you. I also like the Westpark very much. And the Südpark in the further course has already recognized MonacoTrail - and now you too. Now I really have to go 😉
@Scout Jens: The Südpark is currently being upgraded. There is a lock, which can be easily bypassed and 2 construction sites. I am pleased that a former forest playground is now being renovated and reactivated.Unfortunately, there is nothing left of the works of art that MonacoTrail photographed. That was ephemeral art.But I am very happy that we have the Südpark! Several smaller parks help residents more than one central park.
June 2, 2020