Herzogpark: Munich's Urban Oasis

By Sotheby's

C enturies-old trees, a brook, a bridge. Swaying weeping willows, ferns in clusters, colourful bursts of perennials in a carpet of green. With myriad propitious enclaves for repose and dreaming amid more than three acres in which to roam and play, the English-style garden at Herzogpark is a wondrous sight, made all the more precious for being located in the centre of Munich, Germany’s third-largest city. Yet there it is, the most sizeable private park and plot of land in the capital of Bavaria, the city where Germany’s high standards of living are at their peak, and whose vibrant cultural, business and tech scenes attract 70 million visitors each year. 


Herzogpark, created at the turn of the 20th century, is among the numerous accomplishments – including reorganising Prince-Elector Charles Theodore’s army and designing a beloved English Garden along the Isar River – the city owes to Benjamin Thomson, an American-born, British-knighted physicist. The property is located in Bogenhausen, one of Munich’s most exclusive and desirable neighbourhoods, which has been home to entrepreneurs, scientists and artists (including writer Thomas Mann) since the 1920s. Today, with such cultural beacons as Villa Stuck and the Prinzregententheater nearby, and the shops at Kufsteiner and Herkomerplatz minutes away, its location remains ideal.


While its beautifully landscaped park offers unequalled refuge from the stresses of 21st-century living, the residence – built in 1954 and pristinely maintained (an extension was added three decades ago) – affords its owners all the amenities of our time. Renovated continually from the 1980s to the present, the main building’s 15,069 square feet of living space offer high-quality design details, natural stone and wood floors, an open fireplace, as well as large picture windows that bring in the glorious surroundings. As befits such a luxurious retreat, the house on Mauerkircherstrasse
is set up to ensure the well-being of its inhabitants, and it features a spa area and two pools – one outdoors and one indoors, opening to the garden. Guests are guaranteed privacy in their separate quarters, while parking is provided for six cars.


An oasis of calm and beauty in one of Europe’s busiest cities, Herzogpark embodies an exquisite combination of nature and culture, tradition and modernity that few other properties can rival.

Herzogpark’s residence offers calming views of the tranquil brook and surrounding centennial trees; massive custom picture windows on the ground floor frame stunning scenery; and a charming footbridge crosses the brook just steps away from the main building.

Price upon request
Property ID: 2MWJ4E
Munich Sotheby’s International Realty
Michael Reiss +49 89 744 241 890

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