Munich Eisbachwelle

Munich Eisbachwelle


Surfing in the heart of the city

In the centre of Munich, nestled in the English Garden, lies the famous Eisbachwelle Munich – a unique place for surfers and spectators alike. This wave on Prinzregentenstraße, directly opposite the Haus der Kunst, attracts surfers from all over the world.

The origin and significance of the Eisbach wave

The Eisbach wave was created in the 1980s when Walter Strasser from Munich installed a railway sleeper in the riverbed to create a constant surf wave. Today it is one of the most consistent and best river waves in the world. The wave is an important part of Surftown Munich and attracts numerous visitors every year who are looking for urban flair and a sporting challenge.

Surfing and safety in the Eisbach

The Eisbach wave in Munich is a mecca for experienced surfers. Due to the many stones in the riverbed, you should definitely wear a helmet. Due to the strong current and low water temperatures, bathing and swimming in this section of the Eisbach is prohibited and life-threatening.

A must for every visitor to Munich

The Eisbachwelle is easy to reach: Take the underground to Lehel station, from where you can reach the wave in just a few minutes on foot. The proximity to the Japanese Teahouse and Haus der Kunst makes the neighbourhood even more attractive. The Eisbachwelle Munich offers a unique combination of nature, sport and urban flair. Whether as a spectator or surfer – this place is a must for every visitor to Munich and a highlight you shouldn’t miss.


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