Eisbach Wave (Eisbachwelle) Tours and Tickets
When thinking of places to go surfing, Germany's landlocked city of Munich is probably not the first to come to mind. But interestingly enough, surfers have been riding the waves in the city's Isar River since the 1970s.
A man-made arm of the Isar, the Eisbach (German for 'ice brook') flows for 1.25 miles (2 km) through a large city park known as the English Garden (Englischer Garten). Just past the bridge near the House of the Arts (Haus der Kunst) art museum, the Eisbach forms a standing wave of over three feet (1 meter). Surfers have rigged the wave by building a system of ropes and planks to channel it into something so surfable, it's home to an annual surfing competition and has hosted world-class surf legends such as Kelly Slater and Jack Johnson. Travelers visiting in summer can see surfers queued up waiting patiently for their turn to shred.
Tours and Tickets to Experience Eisbach Wave (Eisbachwelle)
- House of the Arts (Haus der Kunst)
- Field Marshals' Hall (Feldherrnhalle)
- Munich Residence (Residenz München)
- Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper)
- Hard Rock Cafe Munich
- English Garden (Englischer Garten)
- Beer and Oktoberfest Museum
- Munich Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus)
- Munich Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)
- Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche)
- St. Peter's Church (Peterskirche)