The garden was built in 1613–1617 by Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria in the style of Italian Renaissance garden. In the center of the garden is a pavilion for the goddess Diana, built in 1615 by Heinrich Schön the elder. A path leads from each of the eight arches. On the roof of the Diana pavilion is the replica of a sculpture of Bavaria by Hubert Gerhard, created in 1623. The original is in the Kaisersaal of the Residenz.
The Hofgarten is one of the prettiest parks in Munich, it’s not far from Marienplatz and it’s just a few steps away from Odeonsplatz – where you can also make a stop. Dogs here are more than welcome.
Hofgartenstraße 1, 80538 München