Enjoy an unforgettable raft trip on the river Isar with draft beer, typical Bavarian food and lots of fun!
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- Beatrix and her raft team have been organizing raft trips for more than 20 years!
- We make your raft trip a highlight that every member of your group is guaranteed to enjoy!
- Our experienced staff is ready to help you organize your personalized trip !
Our day trip from 8.30 a.m. until about 4.00 p.m. includes:
- bus transfer including guide from Munich to Wolfratshausen
- excellent brass band in traditional Bavarian "Lederhosn"
- welcome drink (“Prosecco”)
- draft beer and soft drinks on the raft
- delicious Bavarian breakfast ("Leberkäs", cheese, pretzels and rolls) on the raft
- typical Bavarian meal in a beautiful beer garden
- beer stein as a souvenir
- excellent service and lots of fun guaranteed with our Bavarian guides and musicians
- service on the raft
- tip for raftsmen
Price per person: On request.
Season: May until 9.9.2019
Our raft trips take place every day. Whole rafts can be booked for up to 55 guests.
SPECIAL RAFT EVENTS FOR BIG GROUPS with multiple rafts should be planned at least 1–1 ½ years in advance.
Raft Video (mp4)
Beatrix & Guests
Raft slide Mühltal, Baierbrunn, Maria-Einsiedel
The first records of Isar-log rafting in Bavaria go back as far as the 12th century, when important towns like Munich (1158) and Landshut (1204) were founded. The rafts were predominantly a means to transport wood. Nowadays, log rafts are used for pleasure trips only.
The first records of log rafting in Bavaria go back as far as the 12th century, when important towns like Munich (1158) and Landshut (1204) were founded. The rafts were predominantly a means to transport wood. At the destination the logs of the rafts were sold. By and by, they were also used to transport goods, a welcome secondary income for farmers living nearby a river.
Later, in the 15th century, raftsmen got organized in larger companies, and rafting became a trade. This trend led to the emergence of the rafters’ guild, led by the so-called ‘Floßmeister’. There was a lively trade, especially from the south to the north, with the River Isar as Bavaria’s most important trade route. Rafts went as far as Vienna and Budapest. Even at that time, they transported not only goods, but also passengers.
Rafting reached another peak in the course of industrialisation, when it was highly profitable: in the mid-19th century, more than 8.000 rafts a year went down the Isar. The turning of the tide came towards the end of the 19th century. With the rise of new means of transport like steamers and railroads, rafting as a trade became obsolete. Nowadays, log rafts are used for pleasure trips only. In the 1930s, the Isar Canal was built, in order to make use of the water power. Three families remain that have the right to operate rafts on the Isar and the canal.
In the ‘Third Reich’, rafting was among the pastimes promoted by the government, but it abruptly ended when the war broke out. The Rafter’s Monument you will see at the end of the trip dates from that period. Since the power stations at Walchensee and Sylvenstein have been built, rafting on the upper Isar (south of Lenggries) is no longer possible. Today, raft trips start in Wolfratshausen and end in Thalkirchen, at the big landing area called ‘Floßlände’. Even today, being a rafter is a very responsible job. There still is a ‘Floßmeister’ who instructs the young on how to handle a raft. Therefore, the instructions of the rafter and his crew must be followed at all times. It is forbidden to push any participant of the raft trip into the water. Swimming is allowed with the explicit approval of the rafter only, as he knows about possible shallows.
Today, raft trips start in Wolfratshausen and end in "München Thalkirchen", at the big landing area called 'Floßlände' Thalkirchen. As soon as the raft casts off you can hear the famous call of the rafter 'O'zapft is' (barrel is broached). You can now experience typical Bavarian 'Gemütlichkeit', with draft beer and a typical Bavarian breakfast. The band starts to play, creating a breezy and relaxed atmosphere.
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Phone: (+49) 089 - 871 23 99
Fax: (+49) 089 - 87 13 97 44
Umsatzsteuer Ident-Nr.: DE182777764
Legal form: Einzelunternehmen
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