On sunny days the lovely pebble islands in Munich’s river Isar can become very crowded, especially during the short German summer. But there is a chance for your private island, for a calm retreat also in the city center: the peninsula between Maximilianeum and Prinzregentenbrücke.
But there is a handicap: you have to climb a thick and rusty iron ladder down to the river. It is a bit adventurous, and it’s the very reason why you get privacy once you take the risk: some people don’t want to climb at all and most people find it too tricky to bring all their things, food and beer with them when stepping down a five-meter-high ladder. And last but not least: everybody finds it hard to step up the ladder after having had one or two beers too much.
And the islands access is a bit hard to find. Look on the map, then walk along the river until you find a hole in the bushes. Look if you see the top of an iron ladder and when you found it, put all your things in a rucksack and step down the ladder slowly and carefully.
You won’t be all alone but there is so much less people than on all the other islands.