The wave in the Eisbach in the English Garden is the (only?) Best wave in Munich, which is suitable for surfing. However, it is not completely safe and it was already considered whether to ban the surfing due to the many accidents in the Eisbach.
In addition, this is one of the filming locations of the police series "Munich 7" which is already in the seventh season.
September 5, 2018
A stone step at the exit point at the Prinzregentenstraße of the very water-rich and fast-flowing Eisbach produces a rapids and a standing wave of about half a meter height, which is used by canoeists and river surfers and surfers internationally, since attaching an extension to one of the two shores all year round got known. She is both popular and feared by wave surfers, because right behind her several rows of stone blocks underwater can cause injury, especially to inexperienced surfers.
July 29, 2017
The "Eisbach wave" is now well known far beyond the city limits of Munich. From all over the world come the "surfers" here. If you've had enough, many hikes through the surrounding area, such as the English Garden, or a visit to the Haus der Kunst, or the Hofgarten.
March 14, 2018
Here the experts surf. Does not seem to me completely safe. But so fascinating that you as a spectator should certainly plan for half an hour's stay. Very cool is the view from the bridge down, because there you can watch the tricks (and splash) very well. Incidentally, there is a second, smaller wave in the English Garden in which also surfed. Just continue along the Eisbach ....
July 23, 2017
The artificial Eisbach wave in the Eisbach at the Haus der Kunst in Prinzregentenstrasse is a magnet for surfers from all over the world. The wave is created by a threshold over which the brook rushes from the road tunnel with 17-22 m³ / s into the brook bed and piles up a 1m high "standing" wave with strong propulsion.
October 1, 2020
Throughout the year you will find many surfers and even more spectators here at the Munich Eisbach. The possibility of surfing is caused by the steep gradient that generally has all the waters of Munich - including the Eisbach. And through a concrete enclosure, which (inadvertently) creates a constant wave.
Although surfing was forbidden here in the past and is tolerated today, it seems that one is currently considering "adding" an extra wave. Wherever. We will see...
November 18, 2018
From the Prinzregentenstraße you can often see a crowd of enthusiastic spectators. They stand at the parapet of the small bridge directly at the Haus der Kunst or cuddle on the banks of the Eisbach between the trees of the English Garden. She has lured a popular Munich attraction, the Eisbachwelle. It is the best known of the Munich "standing waves". This is where the surfing scene meets - throughout the year. Was still until a few years ago, the ride on the Eisbach wave illegal, he is now legally allowed due to the exchange of land between the City of Munich and the State of Bavaria
February 14, 2019
The Eisbach, as the left branch of the Isar, is the strongest brook in the English Garden in Munich.
A stone step at the exit point on Prinzregentenstraße of the very water-rich and fast-flowing Eisbach has created - since an annex was attached to one of the two banks all year round - a rapids and a standing wave about half a meter high, which is used by canoeists and river surfers and also internationally by surfers got known. It is both popular and feared by surfers because directly behind it, several rows of stone blocks under water can cause injuries, especially in inexperienced surfers.
In April 2010 it was announced that the City of Munich had taken over the site from the Free State of Bavaria in exchange for a plot of land in the English Garden on Koeniginstrasse in order to make surfing on a legal basis after 35 years. At the same time, the documentary film Keep Surfing started in the cinemas, portraying the situation on the Eisbach and the surfers, some of whom come from all over the world. Well-known surfers like Jack Johnson have also surfed here.
About one kilometer behind this better known Eisbach wave there is the "small Eisbach wave" in the same canal. It is a bit easier to drive, but for inexperienced surfers there are still considerable dangers due to the concrete boundaries on both sides and the sometimes strong undercurrent. For this reason and because of the risk of collision with the Eisbach swimmers, beginners are advised to avoid this wave and to avoid the raft landing in Thalkirchen.
May 9, 2021
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