On the right side of the river Isar - the wild east of Munich

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  • Start: Recommended: "Ostbahnhof"
  • Ziel: Recommended: "Ostbahnhof"
  • leicht
  • 8,54 km
  • 2 Std. 30 Min.
  • 60 m
  • 535 m
  • 484 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 10 / 100

You would you like to get to know Munich better, but you are tired of standard sightseeing? Discover now the east of Munich - far away from the usual tourist crowds.

Everyone hearing Munich immediately thinks of: Marienplatz, Oktoberfest, the English Garden and of course the river Isar. But what is on the right site of the river? Only a few have made it much further than the eastern bank of the Isar - but the "wild" east has a lot to offer.

Berlin vibes and ferris wheel in the "Werksviertel-Mitte", mystical atmosphere in the park-like Ostfriedhof or rather "a hoibe" (or three?) in the beer garden at "Nockherberg"? Auer Dult on Mariahilfplatz or strolling around next to the beautiful Isar? Culture in the "Deutsches Museum" or a quick picture for Instagram on the "Kabelsteg"? Enjoying the sunset on the "Friedensengel"or eating hearty food in the Hofbräukeller on Wiener Platz? All this and much more awaits you in the "wild" Munich East.

Just convince yourself that Munich has more to offer than "Schickeria" and white sausage.

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We follow the signs and leave the "Ostbahnhof" to the east in the direction of the "Werksviertel-Mitte". Converted office buildings and colorful containers give the art disctrict its special charm. We follow the pedestrian zone straight ahead and pass various cafés and restaurants that invite you to take a short break. A short visit of the Hi-Sky Ferris Wheel, the largest portable Ferris Wheel in the world, is also worthwhile. Right after the "TonHalle" we turn right (now we can see a high altitude on our left side) and walk towards "Rosenheimer Straße". We pass an inner courtyard before we reach the main street. We follow this street for a few minutes until we reach a large intersection. We cross this in the direction of "St.-Martin-Straße" to continue our circular route to the "Ostfriedhof".

When we reach the "Ostfriedhof" (directly after the underpass) we see a small gate through which we can quickly enter (attention: in bad weather conditions the graveyard is often closed, then it is advisable to continue on "St.-Martin-Straße" and walk towards the west exit at the edge of the cemetery wall). On the way through the "Ostfriedhof" we orient ourselves on the green roof of the funeral hall and stay to the right side of it. We let ourselves be guided by the different impressions, cross the east cemetery in a south-westerly direction and find the west exit on the "Tegernseer Landstraße". Now, we first keep left and then turn right onto "Sankt-Bonifatius-Straße".

We follow this street for a few meters and pass the bridge at "Nockherberg". Depending on your preferences and weather, it is worth turning right onto the "Hochstraße" (right after the bridge) and make a short stop in the Bavarian restaurant "Paulaner am Nockherberg" - the home of the famous "Starkbierfest". When the weather is nice, the large beer garden is great for relaxing. Then we follow the main road downhill for a few meters before we cross the small river "Auer Mühlbach" and then turn right to follow the stream. After a few minutes we turn left and follow the street "Am Neudeck" until we reach the large "Mariahilfplatz" - the location of the traditional "Auer Dult". After a short detour to the weekly market, we cross it and head towards the Isar.


We turn left at the north-west end of "Mariahilfplatz" and follow the street "Schweigerstraße" until we can see the bridge "Corneliusbrücke". We go down the stairs directly in front of the bridge on the right side to get to the river bank. Now we can see the "Deutsches Museum" in front of us and turn to the right. In parallel to the famous Isar cycle path, we follow the pedestrian path for about 10 minutes, pass the bridge to the "Deutsches Museum" (which is definitely worth a visit) and pass through an underpass to the banks of the Isar at "Müllersche Volksbad". Right next to it, the beer garden at the "Muffatwerk" invites you to take a short break.

We now follow the path further and further along the river Isar, pass the "Kabelsteg" with a beautiful view of Munich's old town. Finally, the Isarweg reaches the "Maximiliansbrücke". Before continuing on to the "Friedensengel", it is advisable to take a short detour towards one of Munich's magnificent buildings - the "Maximilianeum". After crossing the lower "Maximiliansanlagen", we follow the Isar and reach the "Friedensengel". Through the underpass with graffiti and two ascent options to the square in front of the "Friedensengel" we can reach it after a few stairs and enjoy the view of "Prinzregentenstrasse".

Now, we turn right into the upper part of the "Maximilansanlagen" to get back towards the "Maximilianeum". We stay on the left side and follow the park for about 10 minutes. After reaching "Max-Planck-Straße", above the "Maximilanuem", we cross it and follow "Sckellstraße" towards "Wiener Platz". The market on "Wiener Platz" and the "Hofbräukeller Munich" with a nice beer garden are ideal for a short break. Around the square there are many small shops that are perfect for a small shopping tour.

Our route continues through the district "Haidhausen": after crossing "Wiener Platz" and "Innere Wiener Straße", we follow "Streinstraße" for a short time, turn left onto "Preysingstraße" before we turn right onto "Wörthstraße". From there we reach straight to beautiful "Bordeauxplatz" which invites you to relax with its many benches. We continue to follow "Wörtstraße" before finally returning to "Orleansplatz" and thus the beginning of the route - the "Ostbahnhof".


Solid shoes are recommended due to the length of the route. Depending on the season and weather, sun and rain protection.

Tipp des Autors

Possibilites to drink or eat:


Depending on the starting point, the route can be easily reached by public transport.

From the central station it is recommended to take the S-Bahn to the "Ostfriedhof" and start there.


Depending on the starting point, information can be found here.

Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel

Depending on the start:

  • "Ostbahnhof": Subway U5 or S-Bahn
  • "Anzinger Straße": U2 Karl-Preis-Platz
  • "Ostfriedhof": Tram 15 / 25 / 18
  • "Deutsches Museum": S-Bahn Isartor / Tram 17
  • "Maximilianeum": Tram 19 / 21
  • "Friedensengel": Tram 17
  • "Max-Weber-Platz": Subay U4


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