Between 1825 and 1831 King Ludwig I. commissioned the construction of a park with oak trees behind the statue of Bavaria and the hall of fame (Ruhmeshalle) at Theresienwiese in Munich. Initially the park was called “Theresienhain” (Thereses’ grove). After the statue of Bavaria was unveiled in 1859 the park was called Bavariapark.
From 1872 the park became publicly available. Until then only the king was allowed to use it. When the exhibition area at Theresienwiese was extended in 1907, the Bavariapark was rearranged and several sculptures where placed in the park. Even today some of the sculptures are still presented in the park. Due to the construction of the road Bavariaring, the park was divided into two parts. Because the park became part of the exhibition area it was no longer open to the public. In 1998 when the Munich Exhibition Center (Messe München International) moved to the other side of town, to the borough Riem, the Bavariapark was redesigned once more. Today the 6.8-hectare area is open to everybody. It has become an important green oasis for people in the close-by residential area and the industrial estates.