Prater Island in Munich (Praterinsel) - Schwind Island (Schwindinsel)

Prater Island (German: Praterinsel) is a small island located on the Isar River in the center of Munich, in the Altstadt-Lehel district.

With a length of 524 meters and a maximum width of 95 meters, the island of the Prater covers an area of 3.6 hectares. the Island lies between the arms of the river Isar, called Large and Small Izanami.

Originally the Prater was a place of rest and as the garden. The first documented description dates back to 1810, when the island hotel was built, named after the Park Praterwirtschaft in Vienna. Was added a small Park, a carousel and a dance hall. Soon the island was called "Prater".

The property was sold to Anton Remarked, who, in 1870, has built factory buildings for its "Royal Bavarian factory wine spirits, spirits, liqueurs and vinegars". In 1984 production was transferred to Erding. In 1988, the factory premises were converted into studios, galleries and event space.

Now part of the island, the Prater is a former island Fireworks (Feuerwerksinsel) - the southern end of the Prater. The name "Feuerwerkinsel" dates back to the pyrotechnics Heinrich Burg, who lived near the island on the street Kaistrasse (today street Steinsdorfstr / Steinsdorfstraße) and conducted pyrotechnic experiments on the island.

The Northern part of the island of Prater, which is separated from the rest of the island by the bridge, Maximilian (Maximiliansbrücke), bears the name of Isle Schwind (Schwindinsel) - in honor of the artist Moritz von Schwind.

Today, the island of the Prater is one of the two strengthened and built up the river Islands on the ISAR in Munich. The second Museum island (Museumsinsel), which is the German Museum (Deutsches Museum) and which is connected with the island of the Prater spillway bridge "of Versteeg" (Wehrsteg).

View of the ISAR and the island of the Prater (right)

A view of the Auer mühlbach stream, the river ISAR, and partly on the island of the Prater (right)

On the island of the Prater is located: buildings; small Park; Playground; rent and beach club, located in the walls of the former factory; the German Alpine club Museum and library, located in the former restaurant and café "Isarlust".

Permanent exhibition of the Alpine Museum (Alpines Museum), among other things, demonstrates the touristic use of the Alps. The Museum also holds special exhibitions on the Alpine theme. Address: Praterinsel, 5. Website: alpenverein.

On the island Schwind, near the bridge of Maximilian, is the fountain of Burgermeister-Erhardt-Brunnen (Bürgermeister-Erhardt-Brunnen).

Limestone fountain decorated with a bronze bust of Alois von Erhardt.

The bridges linking the island and the Prater

To the island of the Prater are five bridges, three of which are completely pedestrian.

The Maximilian bridge (Maximiliansbrücke / Maximiliansstube), is an architectural monument and is named in honor of the Bavarian king Maximilian II.

On the bridge are two carriageways of the road and the sidewalk, one on each side of the bridge. Read more about the Maximilian bridge...

Preverse bridge or bridge Prever (Praterwehrbrücke / Preserverance) connects the Western Bank of the river ISAR with Prater island.

This is the only bridge which connects the island of Prater on the car. Under the bridge the dam is located, which is an important drainage system internal Isartor channel. Read more about the bridge Pretier...

Mariannensis bridge or bridge Marianne (Mariannenbrücke) connects the Western Bank of the river with the southern tip of the island of Prater.

Mariannenruh was built in 1888 as a wooden bridge on the occasion of the National exhibition of decorative art in Germany.

In 1928 the condition of the old wooden bridge was so bad that there was a danger of collapse. In 1929, built a new bridge in the form of a multi-span girder bridge of reinforced concrete slabs with three flat arches.

The bridge is named in honor of Maria Anna of Saxony, wife of the Bavarian elector Maximilian III Joseph. Today it is a pedestrian bridge.

Cable-stayed bridge (Kabelsteg / Kaballah) is a direct continuation of Mariannensis bridge leads from the island to the Eastern Bank of the river.

The bridge in art Nouveau style, made of reinforced concrete with two wide, flat arches and a hole between the arches, which serves to reduce the load on the bridge and the resistance zone when flooding, was built in 1898.

The total length of the bridge is 76.5 meters.

The name of the bridge comes from the earlier use, such as a transition to supply water and electricity through the ISAR. The bridge is a monument of architecture and is fully pedestrianized.

Bridge of Versteeg / Versteeg (Wehrsteg) - a pedestrian bridge that crosses over the dam on the river ISAR, which connects two Islands: the Museum island and the southern tip of the island of Prater.

Water is drained from a Large ISAR (West fork) in a Small ISAR (East fork) in ten drainage holes. The existing system was built in 1966.

The length of the bridge-dam is about 170 meters.

Where to stay near Prater island

On the island of placements means no, you can stay close to the Prater.

The hotel features a garden, bar, Parking and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms are decorated in warm colours and feature a safe and satellite TV. Extras include a Minibar and a private bathroom with a Hairdryer, free toiletries and Slippers.

The room price includes Breakfast "buffet". Link to the hotel booking

Luxury apartment 85m2 Residence Marienplatz with a restaurant, a lift, heating and air conditioning.

In the apartment: 2 bedrooms, kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, a flat-screen TV, Seating area and a bathroom with shower. The Windows offer views of the city. The link apartments booking

Apartment Beautiful House in the heart of Munich with free Wi-Fi.

In the apartment: parquet floors, fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a dining area, a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom with a bidet and a Hairdryer. Includes oven, hob, kettle and coffee machine. The link apartments booking

All accommodation in Munich, including near the island of the Prater and the city centre, you can view and book here booking

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