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Munich - Isar Flussbad

Munich - Isar Flussbad

It’s magical to gaze from one of the small bridges in Munich’s English Garden in the direction of the cool Eisbach and watch young people allow the stream to take them downriver.

Unfortunately, swimming is prohibited here, as it is everywhere on the Isar. Much has indeed happened in Munich since the ecological restoration of the southern Isar, but the entire waterway should be made into an open space where swimming is possible. Especially Munich, where the population continues to grow by roughly 30,000 people per year – and where both affordable housing and public space are getting scarcer –, urgently needs non-commercial, green and freely accessible spaces in the middle of the city. An Isar bathing area between the Deutsches Museum and the Patent Office could create such a space.

http://www.isarlust.org