But summer is the time to watch the surfers, as they come to the Eisbach in droves, and there are usually some really skilled surfers who can do some pretty cool tricks. So it's worth checking out if you come to Munich. And while you're there, I also suggest continuing a few meters down the path along the river to a kiosk called Fräulein Grüneis. It's one of those places that is quiet, and somehow feels hidden, even though it's right in the middle of one of the busiest areas of the park. It's a tiny little cafe that can only seat a few people inside, but in the summer they put out standing tables and there are benches and even a few stumps on which to sit. My preferred drink in summer is an iced latte, and unfortunately in Munich they are usually only served in Starbucks and the big chain coffee shops, so it was a pleasant surprise to find iced lattes and iced chai on the menu here. Plus, they serve all manner of baked goods, and even several small meals such as salads and open-faced sandwiches, and offer a rotating menu of seasonal soups and other specialties. And everything that I have tasted is excellent.
Last summer, Fräulein Grüneis stayed open late and hosted live music on Wednesday nights, and it was a great place to go meet up with friends and have a drink in a woodsy environment right in the middle of the city. I haven't confirmed yet whether they'll be doing similar events this summer, but if they do, you can be assured that I will be there.