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Der englische Garten in München bietet viele Möglichkeiten für Outdooraktivitäten, Bild: Matej Kastelic / shutterstock

TOP 5 outdoor activities in Munich

The Bavarian capital of Munich offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. It has numerous parks and leisure facilities that invite you to enjoy activities with family or friends. If you like to relax after work, you can also do so alone with your favorite sport.

Interactive map with the best outdoor activities

There really is something for everyone in Munich when it comes to outdoor activities. Those who are looking for a challenge and like to be active in sports will get their money’s worth, as will all those who prefer to take it easy.

The interactive map of Planet Sports shows the various possibilities in Munich and the surrounding area. It is designed in such a way that the various outdoor hotspots can be reached by Munich S-Bahn or U-Bahn. A detailed description of each hotspot is available.

These are the top 5 possibilities:

Surfing on the Eisbach wave

Eisbachwelle Munich
Surfing on the Eisbach wave, Image: RudiErnst / shutterstock

If you would like to surf, you can do so at the Eisbach wave on Prinzregentenstraße. It can be reached by the Lehel subway or the Prinzregentenplatz subway. There are no opening hours and admission, because the Eisbachwelle is accessible to everyone. The Eisbach wave is considered the most constant and best river wave in the world and is about half a meter high. It is not suitable for beginners. Only experienced surfers and professionals should surf on the Eisbach wave, as there is a greater danger for beginners. International surfing greats also appreciate the Eisbach wave for their activities.

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Isar Trail – a must for mountain bikers

Mountain bikers will be thrilled by the Isar Trail. It can be reached by subway Thalkirchen. It starts at Schlichtweg and is eight kilometres long. Again, the activity is free and possible at any time, as there are no opening hours. From the city, the Isar trails always lead south along the Isar. The cycle path leads through a beautiful landscape. The good thing is that it’s not just reserved for experienced mountain bikers. Even those who rarely ride a mountain bike or dare to ride a bike for the first time will not be disappointed. It takes beginners about 50 minutes to complete the route.

Flying Fox in the Olympic Stadium

If you want to experience Munich from above, you shouldn’t miss Flying Fox in the Olympic Stadium . You climb to the roof of the Olympic Stadium at a height of 35 meters accompanied by a tour guide. The Olympic Stadium at Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21 can be easily reached by the Olympiastadion subway. It is open from Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00. A tour is subject to a fee. The fast-paced rush on Europe’s longest Flying Fox lasts 90 to 120 minutes. A flight offers a breathtaking view over Munich.

Skatepark Theresienwiese

A must for all those who like to show off their skills on a skateboard is the Theresienwiese skate park (T-Wiese). It is located on the Bavaria Ring, near Hans-Fischer-Straße, and can be reached by the Poccistraße subway. It is open indefinitely, except during the Oktoberfest. The skate park has three large long boxes, several banks, hip, several manual pads and spacious tarmac areas. It is partially illuminated and is also suitable for inline skates.

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Robertobeach beach complex

Munich’s largest indoor and outdoor beach facility is Robertobeach, Am Eventpark, in Aschheim. The facility can be reached by S-Bahn Feldkirchen. In summer, it is open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. In winter, the facility is open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. You are guaranteed to get into a holiday mood here.