Monopteros: Perfect view over the city center of Munich

Monopteros in Munich: Lookout point and round temple in the English Garden

The round temple Monopteros is almost a landmark of Munich and offers a view over the English Garden and the towers of the city center.

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Englischer Garten 1 , 80538 München

Herbst: Monopteros im Englischen Garten
Mde / Michael Hofmann

The Monopteros at a glance

  • What is the Monopteros?  A 16 meter high, round ornamental temple in Greek style on an artificial hill in the English Garden
  • When was it built?  1833-1837 by Leo von Klenze
  • Why should you visit the Monopteros?  A great vantage point for photos: from the temple, the view sweeps across the English Garden to the towers of downtown Munich (Frauenkirche, City Hall, Alter Peter ...). In winter, small children can sled here.
  • Who do you meet here?  Tourists, students from the nearby university
  • How to get there? You can take a U4 to Prinzregentenplatz or U5 to Ostbahnof, then a bus 68 to English garden.

More information about the English Garden

Monopteros: The history of the round temple

Monopteros im Englischen Garten nach Sanierung Vauelle

Leo von Klenze was commissioned by Bavarian King Ludwig I to build the round temple in the Greek style starting in 1833.

The 16-meter high filigree building made of limestone rests on a mighty 15-meter high brick foundation, which is elegantly concealed by an artificial hill.

In the 1960s, the Monopteros was a meeting place for alternative subcultures such as hippies - since then, it has been a symbol of Munich's cosmopolitanism.

At a glance


Englischer Garten 1
80538 München