Staff tips: English Garden and Bodhis

Pia our Junior Operations Manager at the MEININGER Hotel Munich City Center reveals her tips for a trip to Munich.


English Garden

Munich is a city of connoisseurs. Everybody likes to go out for dinner and to party at the weekend. During the week, you meet your friends and enjoy a beer in a beer garden after work.

But what do the people who live in Munich do on sunny days? There is just one answer: they enjoy the sun. The locals love being in green areas, like the English Garden, West Park or Lake Starnberg. Take your swimsuit, grab a towel, buy a shandy and ride your bike to the English Garden! There is an official nudist area in the English Garden, but do not dismay. The park is huge – even larger than Central Park in New York. If you do not feel comfortable with all the naked people lying around, just cross the Eisbach River and you’ll be in the ‘normal’ area of the park.

It is very easy to start a conversation with your neighbour – especially when you are drinking a cold beer or playing ball. Most of the time, you stay longer than you expected, enjoying the day and the relaxed atmosphere. Welcome to the English Garden, where you can leave your daily hassles and city stress behind! If it is too hot in the park, take a swim in the Eisbach. Hardened swimmers drift along the river till the next station, where they take the train back to the Eisbach. Can you imagine anything better for escaping the sightseeing stress for a few hours than to feel like a real local who is enjoying life?

Englischer Garten



Pork knuckles, schnitzel, etc. can’t make you happy. Try something completely different and be won over by the food at Bodhi.

Unlike the typical Bavarian restaurants, Bodhi is strictly vegan. Many meat lovers have come to realize that vegan food can taste pretty good. Everything I tried there tasted awesome. But try to leave a little space for dessert despite the tasty appetizers and main dishes. Bodhi serves the best ‘Kaiserschmarrn’ in Munich – or maybe even Germany.

If you are not hungry and just want to quench your thirst, Bodhi has a lot to offer: many non-alcoholic beverages, great coffee (we recommend it with a piece of cake or ‘Kaiserschmarrn’) and of course, cold beer and tasty cocktails. The wide variety of food and beverages leave nothing to be desired. Enjoy your dinner at this fantastic restaurant and visit our former staff member, Klaus, at the Bodhi on 23 Ligalz Street. I am sure you will love the cosy lounge flair and great service. It is just a five-minute walk from the MEININGER Hotel Munich City Center – you should definitely give it a try!


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