We’ve started our one week adventure in München for Oktoberfest with our favorite road tripping friend, Frank. In our first days here, we’ve spent a lot of time walking along the Isar River, admiring traditional Bavarian outfits and making our way through the gorgeous old town and its historic squares. Frank walked us through the Englischer Garten, which quickly became our favorite spot for people watching, lounging in the grass and soaking up the late summer sun.
One of the cool things we saw while in the Garten is ice brook surfing (Eisbach) in the Isar. The river forms a powerful current where surfers queue up for their chance to ride the meter-high wave. The water is shallow and cold, but the spot was still filled with adventurous sporty types lining up to practice on their boards. It was pretty cool & unexpected to see river surfing in the middle of this beautiful city.