The Isar River
The Isar River Munich (whose water source is the Alps) serves as a major attraction for both visitors and Munich's inhabitants.
This city treasure allows fishing (although with license), rafting and sunbathing, with miles of beautiful, winding shorelines. Don't be scared or stunned When you see people in Their birthday suit. The Bavarian liberal mentality grants nudists their place by the river and it has remained so since the 1960s.
Perhaps the most recognized stretch of the Isar River, the Eisbach, runs directly through the Englischer Garten. Surfers enjoy this - thanks to the permanent wave at the southern tip of the park. There are also lots of bikers, swimmers, happy dogs with their walkers, and passers-by.
The Isar also presents an ideal atmosphere for picnicking or just sipping on a beer along its shoreline. BBQs are also allowed at selected locations and when the weather is pleasant, crowds emerge to bask in the perfect setting. More information
More things to do after relaxing by the Isar river
Talking about a perfect setting, have you heard about the ongoing "Summer in the City"? It is a massive 6-week program of events holding at different parts of Munich, to give you a great summer experience. After picknicking or swimming at the Isar river, you might want to try your first trampoline jumping at Theresienwiese or dive into the world of pirates at Königsplatz. These and much more awaits you at the Summer in the City.
There are different locations about 30 minutes drive from the Isar river. If you want to somewhere fun and close to enjoy the Summer in the City, you can check out the children's ride at Weißenburger Platz or grab some beer at Orleansplatz - both less than an hour away.