Want to get moving but already know every stone and tree in your neighborhood? Then head to Petuelpark - an underrated park full of art and culture just waiting to be discovered.

Petuelpark is one of the most varied and at the same time least known parks in Munich. Its somewhat remote location between Milbershofen and Schwabing is responsible for the fact that not many Munich residents from other parts of the city make their way here, although a visit to the approximately 7.4 hectares is well worthwhile.

Compared to the other green spaces in the city, this park is still relatively young. The Petuelpark art and culture project above the Petuel Tunnel was only completed in 2005. The concept includes a water playground and other children's playgrounds as well as a green tunnel south wall with various themed gardens along the redesigned Nymphenburg-Biedersteiner Canal. You can stroll along the promenade, enjoy the sun on the curved wooden benches or gaze at the sculptures. Petuelpark is not just a space for relaxation and exercise - it is also a place of art. In addition to the green concept by landscape architects Jühling & Bertram, the building department and the art commission developed the art concept for the park together with Munich artist Stephan Huber as curator. You can expect a sculpture trail with international positions, a fountain square, a café and a generation garden by Munich architect Uwe Kiessler.

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A total of thirteen works of art can be found in the park, some of which have been placed more and some less discreetly. Bogomir Ecker is represented by a periscope through which you can observe the traffic in the tunnel below and Rodney Graham has placed a total of seven chairs in the park, which play a song every day at 4:15 pm.

The white statue of the Virgin Mary by Hans van Houwelingen lets water flow from the stigma of the infant Jesus and Harald Klingelhöller's intervention also contains water. Under a grove of trees are six lecterns made of white and black granite, which transform into a drinking fountain at the touch of a button.

Raimund Kummer's large-format green glass sculptures are protected in a glass house, while Pia Stadtmäumer's equestrian statue is prominently displayed outdoors. The artist Roman Signer has forgotten two pairs of boots. One pair of shoes shoots out a fountain of water up to seven meters high and another pair emits air in bursts.

© Wolfgang Stehle

Less funny and more poetic are Aribert von Ostrowski' s collage-like text and image fragments on frosted glass surfaces, which invite reflection. One last work of art may not even be recognizable as such at first glance: Dietmar Tanterl 's light art concept includes 70 stainless steel columns with integrated car headlights - matching the highway running under the park.

The Petuelcafé, which is part of the art concept, is located in the heart of the park. The interior was artistically designed by the artists Barbara Bloom, Alexandra Ranner and Kiki Smith. The simple pavilion building serves not only as a café and meeting place but also as an art forum. The lower level of the building regularly hosts changing exhibitions that are not accessible but can be viewed from the outside.

© Wilfried Petzi

So there is plenty to discover! And even if some of the artworks are wrapped up in winter, it's still worth taking a stroll through the Petuelpark, which is completely inclusive and wheelchair accessible.

During the lockdown ,Café Ludwig in Petuelpark offers a take-away service. Here you can get food, drinks, coffee and cake after your walk.

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