Isar: Much more than a river for Munich

The Isar - Munich's paradise for bathing, relaxing and much more

The Isar is the perfect place in Munich to relax - and not just at the Flaucher. Here you can find out where you can swim, barbecue or go boating.

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Reichenbachbrücke , 80649 München

Sommer an den Isarauen
Mde / Mónica Garduño

The Isar: Facts and Figures

  • Spring: Karwendel in Tyrol, Austria
  • Mouth: into the Danube south of Deggendorf
  • Length: 292.3 km
  • Altitude difference: 850 m
  • Cities passed through: Munich, Geretsried, Bad Tölz, Freising, Landshut, among others

The Isar in Munich: Activities at a glance

  • The Isar flows through Munich from south to north for just under 14 kilometers and, with its flat banks, gravel bars and floodplains, is now the most important central recreational area in Munich .
  • The riverbanks are perfect for cycling, walking, relaxing and barbecuing.
  • Swimming and boating in the Isar is permitted in certain areas , as is surfing - always at your own risk.
  • The Flaucher is probably the best known Isar beach in Munich and a meeting place for refreshing, relaxing and partying.
  • You can also sail and discover the Isar by raft.

Swimming in the Isar: Here it is allowed

  • Upwards from the Flauchersteg to just before the Wittelsbacherbrücke bridge
  • From the Marienklausensteg to the Thalkirchner bridge
  • A few meters downstream from the Wittelsbacher bridge to the Reichenbach bridge
  • Downstream from the Großhesseloher railroad bridge to just before the Marienklause.
  • From the Max-Joseph bridge to just before the Oberföhring weir.
Sommer an den Isarauen
Mde / Mónica Garduño

Barbecuing at the Isar: Where to find grilling areas

The Isar offers many opportunities for barbecuing - but only in the area of the barbecue zones on the gravel banks.

Since barbecue zones are constantly changing due to the river dynamics, it is worth taking a look at the signs on site as well as the Isar app developed by with the current barbecue zones on the Isar.

More Activities on the Isar

Every year from May 1 to mid-September you can discover the Isar by raft. On traditional wooden rafts you can go on a humid and cheerful river trip, whether as a club or company outing, as a single passenger or with family and friends.

Boating on the Isar is also permitted in Munich at certain sections. You can find the latest information here (in german).

With its moderate flow speed, the Isar-Seitenkanal in Thalkirchen offers the perfect conditions for water sports. Whether surfing on the standing wave or with a canoe or kayak - the confluence of the raft canal is the right spot.

Sebastian Lehner

Live images directly from the Isar

What's the current situation? This is what you see during the day in the Isar webcam

This way (in german)

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At a glance


80649 München

Barrier-free access

Entrance door: location Kieswege an den Brücken mit bis zu 12 % Steigung zum asphaltierten Radweg am Ostufer

Normale Parkplätze, Deutsches Museum, Tierpark

Luitpoldbrücke: Bus 100 Reitmorstraße/Sammlung Schack Maxililianbrücke: Tram 19, 21, 36, N19 Maxmonument Ludwigsbrücke: Tram 17, N17 Deutsches Museum (Haltestelle nicht geeignet für Rollstuhlfahrer!) Corneliusbrücke: Bus 52, 62 Schweigerstraße Reichenbachbrücke: U1, U2, U7, Tram 18, N27, Bus 132 Fraunhofer Straße Wittelsbacher Brücke: Bus X98 (nur Sa, So, Fei), 58, 68, 132 Baldeplatz Brudermühlbrücke: U1, Bus X98 (nur Sa, So, Fei), 52, 54 Candidplatz Thalkirchner Brücke: U3, Bus 135 Thalkirchen (Tierpark)

Barrier-free accessibility in the building

Barrier-free WC available

Je 1 größeres Chemie-WCs ohne Griffe zwischen Reichenbachbrücke und Wittelsbacherbrücke, in der Städtischen Baumschule (nördlich der Braunauer Eisenbahnbrücke) und südlich der Brudermühlbrücke An der Floßlände: Toilette für Alle mit Liege und Lifter

Accessibility - further information

Tast- und Duftgarten der Städtischen Baumschule nördlich der Braunauer Eisenbahnbrücke Kioske an der Wittelsbacher Brücke, der Braunauer Eisenbahnbrücke und der Thalkirchner Brücke

Outdoor area 1: Gravel