The Loisach River
In former times, logs from the mountain forests in the Werdenfelser Land region as well as gypsum and limestone were transported on the Loisach River. Many rafters lived in the district of Hechendorf, where the Loisach flows directly past. Canoes, kayaks and rubber rafts populate the Loisach nowadays. From far away one hears the Bavarian folk song about the Loisach Valley: "... Ma muaß die ganze Welt ausgehn und find' es nirgendswo so schön!" [“…You can look all over the world and not find it so beautiful anywhere else!”]
The 120 km-long mountain river that flows into the Isar River near Wolfratshausen is sometimes rich in fish and therefore very popular among anglers. Mainly brown trout and graylings are found. The Eldorado for white-water enthusiasts is located between Griesen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. After Eschenlohe the Loisach is calmer and perfectly suitable for rafting. Due to its water quality for swimming, on concealed shoreline areas you can always see day-trippers who unpack their picnic basket and venture a leap into the water.
Anyone who feels uneasy about the cool water can enjoy the superb river landscape by bicycle. A bike path that is over 100 kilometres long – the so-called Loisach Bike Route – leads from the source of the Loisach River near Biberwier in Austria along the Loisach until it flows into the Isar River near Wolfratshausen.
In the winter there is a cross-country skiing trail which leads along the Loisach from Eschenlohe to Farchant.
Long distance cycling | medium
Discover the new Loisach Bike Route: Majestic alpine backdrops, moors, lakes, rare flora - the optimally signposted Loisach Bike Route from Leermoos to Wolfratshausen offers all this and more. Follow the course of the Loisach River from its origin up to its confluence.