Eisbach Wave
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  • Victoria
    188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprisingly fun time
    It's nowhere near the level of Hawaii, California, or any other coastal beach, but watching wetsuit-clad surfers practicing their skills on this river is surprisingly fun to watch. If you're in the vicinity, it's worth a few minutes of your time. Surfers can be found at nearly all hours, from dawn to dusk, and there's usually a crowd watching.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Roberts69
    Northampton, United Kingdom18,326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Eisbachwelle is a very unique sight well worth visiting.
    I first discovered the Eisbachwelle (Eisbach Wave) River Surfing by accident when I was in Munich in May 2022. Back in Munich again this May (2023) I made a point of going to the Eisbach Wave to see the surfers in action. I went here several days, to walk in the English Garden Park, both early in the morning and late at night and there were always people surfing. At night they were surfing by the light of spotlights positioned on the bridge above the wave. It really is fun to watch and so very cool seeing people surfing on a river in the centre of a big city like Munich in land locked Germany. This has been a major spot for surfers for over 40 years and always attracts a crowd... A very unique sight worth taking a look at.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 1, 2023
  • Holly G
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun spot!
    We were there on a hot summer Saturday afternoon. There were a couple dozen surfers at that time, and a crowd gathered to watch. It was easy to find a spot to sit next to the water and have a good view. The surfers line up and take turns. Some were performing trick moves on the waves. Definitely check this out!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 5, 2023
  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India20,938 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss it !!
    It was really fun to watch surfers right in the middle of the city. It's on the edge of famous English Garden. It's also valled Ice River. The waves are very rough here and water temprature is 2*. All the surfers wait for their turn to jump in the water. Worth visiting...
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Marty Bielicki
    Stuart, Florida14,526 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Few Tips About Surfing in Munich
    This free fun event is definitely worth seeing, particularly if you enjoy the sport of surfing, or not. We got lost walking through the beautiful and enjoyable park. A young German woman took her phone out and showed us exactly where this place is located. In reality, you can watch the surfing along a Munich Street called “Prinzegentenstrasse.” Men and women go from side to side. A man-made river/stream was made to promote this activity. Some of these athletes—yes athletes—are smart by wearing head-gear. An American woman I know who surfed here says, “it is rather tricky and not easy.” The surfers do wear “wet-suites” making this event almost a year long season. We enjoyed also the Residenz Museum, Hofbrauhaus, the Asam Church and going to the BMW/Olympic Village. My wife was quite sad after seeing Dachau. If you found this review “helpful” in any way, please press “LIKE” to let me know.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Roberts69
    Northampton, United Kingdom18,326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very unique sight in a major German city.
    I visit Munich every May for around 6 days to take part at trade show and I often walk to the English Garden to get some exercise. The first time I did I wondered why I kept seeing guys in wetsuits riding bicycles with a surfboard under their arm... Then I came across the 'Eisbachwelle' and everything fell into place. This year round surfing wave on the River Eisbach at the Southern end of the English Garden is a popular spot with surfers of all ages and genders. I love to stop on the road bridge (on Prinzregentenstrasse) and watch the surfers take turns to ride the wave. It all seems very sociable, safe and courteous and it sure is fun to watch. If I were a surfer I'd sure like to have a go. A very unique sight that is well worth seeking out to experience when in Munich for a few days.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 23, 2024
  • Berke Ayrancıoğlu
    Graz, Austria163 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting spot, people surf in the middle of the see, no matter how cold it is.
    A very interesting location. The stream of the river makes a nice spot for surfers and people use this advantage. It was winter when I visited, we were walking with our jackets but some locals were surfing anyways. I guess it is possible to swim in summer.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 23, 2024
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Holly G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We were there on a hot summer Saturday afternoon. There were a couple dozen surfers at that time, and a crowd gathered to watch. It was easy to find a spot to sit next to the water and have a good view. The surfers line up and take turns. Some were performing trick moves on the waves. Definitely check this out!
Written July 5, 2023
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Anthony V
Munich, Germany14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Although this attraction is hyped in every Munich tourist guide, it’s so much fun to watch the Eisbach surfers. They surf in summer, they surf in winter, they’re elegant and amazing to watch. My son decided one day 2 years ago that he would surf on the Eisbach, and now he’s a regular, entertaining both locals and tourists alike.
Written August 28, 2022
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK18,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I first discovered the Eisbachwelle (Eisbach Wave) River Surfing by accident when I was in Munich in May 2022. Back in Munich again this May (2023) I made a point of going to the Eisbach Wave to see the surfers in action. I went here several days, to walk in the English Garden Park, both early in the morning and late at night and there were always people surfing. At night they were surfing by the light of spotlights positioned on the bridge above the wave. It really is fun to watch and so very cool seeing people surfing on a river in the centre of a big city like Munich in land locked Germany. This has been a major spot for surfers for over 40 years and always attracts a crowd... A very unique sight worth taking a look at.
Written June 1, 2023
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Ron C
Buckinghamshire, UK116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Best free entertainment for as long as you want to watch. We were there in sub zero temperatures but still 6 or so boarders in wet suits trying their skills to cross the waves. Just brilliant to watch, if you are passing for 5 minutes and stay around for ages to see their skills. If you are nearby- its at the top of the English Garden, its worth a visit and assume there are surfers on most days as the wave conditions look pretty permanent!
Written December 16, 2022
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edith c
Antwerp, Belgium122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
After a long walk in the English Garten, this spectacular attraction is fun. On the south part of this enormous park, young people in wet suits and surfing board at the ready, impatiently stand in line to surf on the artificial waves and risk their lifes. This is a must see!
Written September 29, 2021
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India20,938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
It was really fun to watch surfers right in the middle of the city. It's on the edge of famous English Garden. It's also valled Ice River. The waves are very rough here and water temprature is 2*. All the surfers wait for their turn to jump in the water.
Worth visiting...
Written July 16, 2023
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Andrew L
Leigh, UK3,600 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
WOW - this was a thing to witness on a chilly November day. Some VERY dedicated surfers taking on the wave. Hoods, thick wetsuits, and some v pink faces. Loved watching these guys riding the wave.
Written January 22, 2022
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Alison F
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Have been to World Surfing champs in Margaret River, WA and Bells Beach Victoria. They are fantastic, but this is more local unique - where else can you watch people surf in a river in a land locked city??? Locals clearly have their own culture, community and vibe. I cannot think of anywhere else in the world where it would be snowing in the morning and 1km awqay you could watch people surf in the afternoon.
Written March 28, 2023
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tariq-ma t
275 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
The place is beautiful.. There are a group of local residents who take advantage of the water rushing from the river embankments to ski on it.. The view is wonderful and it became one of the landmarks of the English Garden in Munich.. Access to the place is easy, the location is opposite the Natural Museum stop for bus No. 100 and tram No. 27.. Watch the skaters you can head into the English Garden to complete your tour
Written September 13, 2021
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Marty Bielicki
Stuart, FL14,526 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This free fun event is definitely worth seeing, particularly if you enjoy the sport of surfing, or not. We got lost walking through the beautiful and enjoyable park. A young German woman took her phone out and showed us exactly where this place is located. In reality, you can watch the surfing along a Munich Street called “Prinzegentenstrasse.”

Men and women go from side to side. A man-made river/stream was made to promote this activity. Some of these athletes—yes athletes—are smart by wearing head-gear. An American woman I know who surfed here says, “it is rather tricky and not easy.”

The surfers do wear “wet-suites” making this event almost a year long season.

We enjoyed also the Residenz Museum, Hofbrauhaus, the Asam Church and going to the BMW/Olympic Village. My wife was quite sad after seeing Dachau.

If you found this review “helpful” in any way, please press “LIKE” to let me know.
Written July 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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