Experience the fascination of river engineering in the Tölzer Land region
On foot or on the water – however you choose to approach the long tradition of river engineering, the soothing murmur of the Isar and Loisach rivers will accompany you as you go.
Upper Bavaria wouldn’t be the same without this constant flow. Munich’s Frauenkirche church, for example, owes its existence to the river. The wood for the roof trusses was transported to Munich by raft from the Isarwinkel region. The river was also a form of public transport in Upper Bavaria. Residents and guests from Lenggries, Tölz and Wolfratshausen travelled by river to Munich and other places. Those who wish to find out more about the long tradition of rafting or who want to make their own river journey should travel to the Tölzer Land region. There – in the town of Wolfratshausen, to be precise – the largest rafts in Europe float along the Isar. They hold up to 60 people, who can enjoy a half-day trip on the river, including refreshments and musical entertainment.
Thanks to the Loisach circuit, you can also discover the world of rafting for yourself from the shore. This walking trail, at 3 km long, looks at the international rafting centre of Wolfratshausen from the river and leads past the typical rafting stations. You can find more details of the rafting experiences and the history of rafting in the Tölzer Land region here.