Isar Stone Beach Munich – Summer in the sun

relaxing
Relaxing

This stone beach on the Isar, the wonderful river that runs through Munich, is different because people are allowed to grill here! Come with cold drinks...

Through the city of Munich runs the river Isar which is sourced from the nearby Alps. As an Australian, I really never thought I could be a river kind of girl. I'm a beach girl. I love the sand between my toes, the hot sun on my face, the salty sea hair... all those lovely beach clichés. But somehow the Isar has won me over.

As mentioned, it runs through the city of Munich, slightly east of the city centre. Many bridges span the river, old and new, each with their own history, and in Munich it is quite standard to have a favourite 'Isar spot'.

My favourite spot is located just south of Brüdermuhlbrücke on the west side of the river. Hidden behind the trees, a large expanse of soft stones meets a gentle yet consistent flow of ice-cold water. Here, all you need is a picnic blanket, cold drinks and maybe a deck of cards or a book. If you are feeling social, us Munich kids love to gather and grill, drink Radler and listen to music. The water is often crystal clear (except after rainy days) and fresh and cool in the summer, making it suitable for a swim. In this part of the Isar, many take advantage of the law that you are permitted to grill.

However you choose to spend your hours here, the Isar really is for everyone. I hope you like it in this spot as much as I do!

About this spot

E54

free

There’s so much more to discover

Discover more in Munich

Wirtshaus in der Au – Dumpling paradise

"Wirtshaus in der Au" Munich is my suggestion for a typical Bavarian restaurant with all the Schmankerl. Pro tip: after you have eaten, ask for a schnapps.

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Viola

Reise

Reichenbach Kiosk – Good things 24/7

"Reichenbach Kiosk" in Munich has saved me a few times when I had forgotten to buy things like eggs or bread... It's the city's only 24/7 - cherish it!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
shopping
Shopping
snacks
Snacks

By

Viola

Reise

Museum Lichtspiele – Century-old cinema w/ OV films

"Museum Lichtspiele" in Munich is a small cult cinema and has the longest running of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' - since 1977 it's been screened here...

cinema
Cinema

By

Chloe

Templeton

Perlach Forest – Nature for every season

"Perlach Forest" in Munich is a piece of nature to the southeast of the centre of Munich. Every day of every season of every year, it is beautiful...

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Chloe

Templeton

Goldmarie – The elegant answer to traditional food

"Goldmarie" Munich is a restaurant which I call a paradise for those who have a love for rich, homemade Bavarian food, like myself. This spot is a must...

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Viola

Reise

Soda – Pop in for design books and mags

"Soda" Munich is publishing house that's more design-oriented than what you can usually find, especially eclectic books and rare magazines around art...

shopping
Shopping

By

Viola

Reise

Pirate Haircut – Don't be afraid of hairdressers

"Pirate Haircut" in Munich sounds really savage, but trust me, you shouldn't be afraid! What I experienced there was the most enjoyable haircut ever!

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Stefan

Hermansdorfer

Gelatobi – Ice cream flavours from your dreams

"Gelatobi" in Munich has a line that weaves all over the square on sunny days. How about some prosecco-honey-lavender or white-chocolate-pistachio ice cream?

snacks
Snacks

By

Chloe

Templeton

Zur Gruam – Get lost in pit

"Zur Gruam" Munichis was once a place where many illegal and suspicious activities took place but has now turned into a bar, with a dangerous nostalgia.

bars
Bars
music
Music

By

Stefan

Hermansdorfer

Jennerwein – For poachers and hunters

"Jennerwein" in Munich has been around since before the turn of the century and looks like a hunter's home, with deer antlers and a cosy bar...

bars
Bars

By

Stefan

Hermansdorfer

Rennsalon – In livingroom with friends

"Rennsalon" Munich is a bar iwth a rich history, but part of it began when 8 friends took it up in 2010. Since then, I love its homeliness and atmosphere...

bars
Bars
snacks
Snacks

By

Stefan

Hermansdorfer

Maria – You are being looked after

"Maria" in Munich is a great, unpretentious café/restaurant I love to visit for lunch or dinner. You can spend a day there feeling you are looked after...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Viola

Reise

Try our app and know your way!

Our Spotters' Local Favorites Only. Skip the Tourist Traps.

Find Nearby Spots and Navigate with Ease

Save Your Favorites and See Them on the Map

Get more with the Spotted by Locals app

Only local favorites. No tourist highlights.

Find spots nearby and use the map to locate them

Save favorites and show them on the map

Our local team in Munich

Get to know our Spotters from Munich

As featured on:

Subscribe now and get 3 days of free access!

Be ahead of the crowd and join our newsletter.​

first_name *
email *

By subscribing you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Unlock local hidden gems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consect sit dolor sit amet lamet. Lorem ipsum sit.