In the south end of the major city park “Englischer Garten” there is a spectacular spot for watching wave riders on a small channelized river arm. And due to its park location, this is also an excellent spot to chill & have a relaxed walk in the city park (which is larger than NY’s central park!)
IN WINTER AND SUMMER: For Munich citizens, the Eisbach river wave has become a pretty traditional watch spot. Also there are many tourists on a walk to the art museum “Haus der Kunst” crossing the small river bridge – they stop and get curious.
SURF WATCH: For 40 years now, passionate wave-riders use the small river Isar arm to surf on probably the most famous surf spot in Central Europe. Even Pro’s like Kelly Slater or Jack Johnson have surfed on this constant wave here in Munich. By the way – there is also a movie – “Keep Surfing” – dedicated to this surf spot, published in 2009.
HUNGRY/THIRSTY? A kiosk opened in 2012 and called “Fräulein Grüneis”. Just 100m northeast of the wave. How to find it – just ask the locals there. As lovely it sounds, as nice & delicious the food & drinks.
HOT TO REACH: Eisbach Welle: You can easily reach this spot in the city center via both Bus 100 and Tram 18 (Stop: “National Museum – Haus der Kunst”)
Eisbach-Welle | Relaxing | Free
24 hours daily