When the burning heat takes over the cities during the summertime, people love the parks and green spaces for resting because they are amazing places to enjoy this time of the year. Many European cities have beautiful parks and many of them are located in the center, so it is easy to access those places anytime you want. The stressed city dweller can relax on the extensive lawns in the shade of the numerous trees, or sit on a bank of small lakes full of ducks and swans.
The fist beautiful park that is loved by citizens and guests is the English Garden in Munich, Germany. The total area of the park is 3.75 km², and it is one of the largest urban parks in the world. The tsar Theodor ordered to establish it in early 1789 according to the model of English landscape gardens. Three years later, the facility was made accessible to all citizens of Munich. There are numerous sunbathing areas where you can lay down with a book or have a picnic. The Kleinhesseloher lake and several streams provide a welcome and cool place for hot summer days. You can also find the second-largest beer garden of Munich here. That offers a space for 7,000 people and refreshes everyone with a cold glass of great German beer.
Another wonderful park called the Schönbrunn Palace is in Vienna. This is the former summer residence of the Austrian imperial family with a 160-hectare park. This is place is freely accessible to visitors since 1779. The landscape architecture of the park is exceptional, and one part of this park is the oldest existing zoo in the world. The Schönbrunn Palace and its park have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
Art Deco Architecture
You can find Eltham Palace on a hill in the suburb of London. This building of Art Deco style was built in 1930 and it nothing but is magnificent. The park was renovated by millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Here you can find the rose garden, rock garden, and many other peaceful areas. Another great British park is Savill Garden in Windsor. This park can be called a truly royal paradise because it has one of the most beautiful flower gardens in Britain. It covers an area of 14 hectares and here you will find massive trees, as well as, numerous rare flowers. The park is open to visitors all year, and many various events are held here.
A Stunning Sea Of Flowers
Keukenhof located in Lisse, the Netherlands underlines why this country is well-known for its flowers. Anyone who appreciates the beauty of spring is in the right place here because the massive sea of flowers comprises an incredible seven million specimens. You can find them in several gardens and pavilions. If this is not enough, you can visit one of twenty flower and plant exhibitions. Here you can explore the impressive horticultural collections, and many plants such as daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, tulips, and many more.