There are several islands on the Isar which you can use for chilling in the sun and bathing in the river. And because the Isar is still quite a young river when it passes through Munich, its bed and islands change with the season and with the height of the water. But this island close to the “Max-Joseph-Brücke”, a bridge over the Isar, which most locals including me call “Tivoli-Brücke,” is there every year, and it is big enough for everyone to enjoy, even in an exceptionally hot summer like that of 2018, when the photo was taken.
The island also has the big advantage that it is close to the English Garden, in a calmer and greener neighbourhood. Last but not least, it’s very close to one of Munich’s best known beergardens, the “Chinesischer turm” (Chinatower). I often go there for a morning swim. By the way, the speed of the Isar at this spot is also perfect for a sportive swim against the current.