Most visitors are impressed by Munich’s big central park: Englischer Garten, which is indeed beautiful. Nevertheless, I am a fan of another park that is almost never mentioned in guidebooks: the Westpark.
It lies in the west part of the city, well connected with the public transportation network, around 5 minutes from the centre and it’s mainly visited by people living in the neighborhoods surrounding it.
It is ideal for a relaxing walk and a small break away from the city’s streets. Enjoy the rose garden with more than 20.000 roses and 500 different rose species, have a look at the lake stage (a stage area in the western lake which usually hosts open air movie screenings, live music and theater shows during summer), visit the Little Asia (an ensemble that consists of a Chinese garden, a Japanese garden, a Thai sala and a pagoda) and end up at the lake in the eastern section of the park to enjoy the model boat enthusiasts who test their model boats there.