Located next to the Odeonsplatz, the Hofgarten is the most central garden of Munich, the capital of Bavaria in Germany, and therefore quite suitable for relaxation after sightseeing or shopping in the city center.
Following the example of Italian Renaissance gardens, the Hofgarten was created in the 17th century and now, it is one of the most famous Renaissance gardens north of the Alps. From the Hofgarten, you have a great view of the beautiful Theatinerkirche (St. Kajetan) of baroque style.
Coming from the Odeonsplatz, you enter the Hofgarten through a gate, the first building in Munich of the architect Leo von Klenze.
Framed by arcades with a series of arches in the north and in the west, the layout of the garden is purely symmetrical with straight lines and in the center, there is an octagonal pavilion.
When you leave the garden in north-east direction, a path leads directly to the English Garden.