In what’s becoming one of my favorite Munich parks (after the English Gardens – of course) is the royal grounds located just outside the city limits – at Schlosspark Schleissheim in Oberschleissheim. The gardens, which are some of the few Baroque gardens in Germany, seem to go on forever, and you have a fifth of the crowds that flock to Schloss Nymphenberg in central Munich. At the edge of Lustheim Palace (there are three palaces on the grounds) is a quaint little town called Lustheim, which leads to an extensive forrest called Berglwald. Berwald forest seems to be on a route of migratory butterflies, and is also a popular place for fox hunting, which has taken place there for the past 30 years. Go there on a weekday, and don't be surprised if you have the park to yourself.