- Directly adjacent to one of Munich's main squares (odeonsplatz), the Hofgarten was the former royal gardens of the Residenz. The Hofgarten was originally commissioned by Duke Maximilian I. The central pavilion dates from 1613 with the majority of the garden remaining in the french garden style popular in the 17th century. In the 18th century the garden was changed to more of a tree garden and today we have a mix of those of those style.
This garden is popular with students from the nearby university as well as with travelers who want a break from the city. The Hofgarten is the most central garden area of Munich and many would argue one of the prettiest.
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