Poet´s Garden (Dichtergarten)

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80539 München

Poet´s Garden (Dichtergarten)

With an area of around 2 hectares, the poet’s garden is located on the site of a bastion built in 1638 during the Thirty Years´ War in the city centre of Munich between the Von-der-Tann-Straße, the Hofgarten and the Prinz-Carl-Palais.

Around 1644 with the founding of the Theatiner Monastery, the grounds were given to the monks for use as a kitchen garden. At the end of the 18 century the monastery garden was transformed into a landscape garden. Later on the garden was used by Bavarian ministers of finance. After the 2nd World War, a petrol station and later a car park occupied the western part of the Poets´ Garden.

It was not until 1984 that this part of the garden once again became a public park. Poets and writers who are connected with Munich are perpetuated here. Statues of Fjodor Iwanowitsch Tjuttschew, of Heinrich Heine and since July 2007 a statue of Konfuzius, the chinese philosopher, in honour of the 20th anniversary of the town twinning between Shandong (China) and Munich. In October 2010 a statue of the polish composer Frederic Chopin was unveiled.

* Photo: By Rufus46 [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Text: www.schloesser.bayern.de

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