The Isar River is Munich’s #1 recreational area! Numerous areas along the riverfront invite you to linger and enjoy the views, while the river, that gets its start in the Alps, is real paradise for cyclists, barbecue lovers, fans of beer gardens, water lovers and walkers.
Whether on foot or by bicycle, you definitely need to cross the Großhesseloher Bridge at least once, as the views over the Isar are simply stunning…
Close to the bridge is Waldwirtschaft, one of the best-known and most popular beer gardens on the south side of Munich. This romantic beer oasis offers typical Bavarian specialties under the sheltering shade of old trees. Stop in for a snack and, with some luck, get a chance to listen to a live brass band while cooling off with a fresh draft of beer.
A little further north, you will find one of the most famous sections of the Isar riverfront: the Flaucher. This park is a great place to have a barbecue, go for a swim and just chill out. The pebble beaches at the Flaucher are probably the most popular spots along the Isar in Munich and are definitely worth a visit!
If you prefer things a bit more quiet, just ride a little further past Waldwirtschaft. The further upstream you travel (towards the south), the fewer people you’ll run into. If you make it all the way out to Schäftlarn, you’ll even be rewarded with a unique, unobstructed view of the Alps…
PS: From there, it’s an easy train ride on the S-Bahn back to the Platzl. In just 35 minutes, you’ll be back to your hotel in central Munich without even having to switch trains.
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