Surf's up in Munich - a new attraction in the city center

Visit the surfers on the Eisbach wave at the Englischer Garten

The Eisbach surfer wave at the southern end of tne Englischer Garten has become one of Munich's top attractions. Spectators and surfers line up to watch the courageous surfers - all year long!

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Prinzregentenstr. , 80538 München

Eine Surferin reitet die Eisbachwelle im Lehel Feiten

The Eisbach wave: What awaits you here

  • The Eisbach river is considered a popular hotspot for surfers, spectators and photographers.
  • It is located on the southern edge of the English Garden near the Haus der Kunst museum.
  • The Eisbach's surf spot is considered the world's most constant, biggest and best river wave in the middle of a big city and has been surfable for 40 years.
  • The Eisbach wave has also been used for television and cinema:
  • Swimming and bathing at the surfer wave is not allowed.

Disko-Surfing an der Eisbachwelle im April 2023

Im Rahmen der Transatlantic Innovation Week 2023 wurde die Installation „Wave // Light“ von der Agentur „We are Video“ am Eisbach präsentiert. Einige Tage lang konnte man abends den Surfern bei bunter Beleuchtung und auffälligen Lichtstrahlen zusehen. 

Die Lichtinstallation im Video

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Pro surfers meet at the "Eisbach hotspot"

Die Münchner Tatort-Kommisare Ivo Batic und Franz Leitmayr ermitteln im Fall "Die ewige Welle"
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The German TV show detectives Ivo Batic (Miroslav Nemec, r.) and Franz Leitmayr (Udo Wachtveitl) have also investigated at the Eisbach.

Only absolute professionals should venture into the water here, because surfing is neither easy nor safe and therefore not suitable for beginners. Swimming and bathing is not allowed here. But don't worry, the spot is also ideal for hanging out in the English Garden.

How do you get there? The Eisbachwelle is hard to miss: from the National Museum bus stop, you can see the spectators on Prinzregentenstrasse on the parapet of the small bridge right by the Haus der Kunst. Or you just follow one of the people who carry their surfboard through the English Garden.

After a detour to the Haus der Kunst museum or the associated Golden Bar, you can watch the Eisbach surfers surfing on your way home on a warm summer evening, but also in the depths of winter.

Video: See the Eisbach surfers in action

Beitrag auf YouTube ansehen.

Surf legend Robby Naish rides the Eisbach wave

Robby Naish
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An absolute surfing legend stopped by the Eisbach in the summer of 2021: multiple world champion Robby Naish did the honors at the wave in the English Garden and took the opportunity to surf in the middle of the city. For the other surfers and the public, the chance to get up close and personal with the American icon.

At a glance

Eisbach Surferwelle

80538 München