Michael Ende Kurkpark (Michael Ende Park) – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany - Atlas Obscura

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Michael Ende Kurkpark (Michael Ende Park)

A park dedicated to the titular writer filled with references to his work. 


Michael Ende is a German writer best known for the “Neverending Story” and the Jim Button books, both of which were been turned into popular films by the Bavaria Filmworks. Ende hails from Garmish-Paterkirchen where he is honored with a large park in his name. 

In the park, visitors will find many sites related to Ende’s work. For example, visitors can climb the back of Morla, listen to music in the Momo amphitheater, or walk in the trojaborg maze with a line tree at the center that was planted by Ende.

Visitors can also see unicorns and other magical creatures all over the park, as well as signs explaining each of the fixtures.

Know Before You Go

The park is free and open daily, but check the exact hours as those vary during the seasons and between weekends and weekdays.

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