From its various sources in the Karwendel range of the Alps to its mouth, the river Isar runs for roughly 295 kilometers through Tyrol and Bavaria before reaching the Danube.
‘295 Kilometers’ is the result of years of ranging the forests and fields along the river I grew up with, wandering through its villages and cities and climbing the mountains surrounding its sources. It is the result of searching for something I had in my mind but instead finding places and things I did not even look for.
At the mouth near Deggendorf, the Isar flows into the Danube.
Backwaters near the mouth
Isarmünd, the last settling before the mouth, got almost completly torn down after the 2013 highwaters.
A mural of the upper Isar in a parking lot in Plattling.
Wild pumpkins near Plattling.
An abandoned motel near Plattling.
The barrier lake Mamming.
A tomb in the woods near Niederaichbach.
Ditched tubes in a parking lot.
Disused military training ground near Landshut.
Under a railway bridge in Landshut.
A radiostation in a shed.
A tower of Munich airport.
The Isar near Ismaning.
In a forest near Ismaning.
The church in Mintraching
Shelter near Neufahrn
A crossing in Garching.
Car wrecks in an old bomb crater.
The minaret of a mosque in the north of Munich.
Disused tracks in Unterföhring.
Three bridges crossing the Isar.
A beehive covered for winter.
In the English Garden in Munich.
A backyard in Munich.
Social housing in Munich.
The Braunauer railroad bridge.
Disuses railroad bridge of the no longer existing Isartal railway.
The Wenzbach, a sidearm of the Isar.
The Grosshesseloher Brücke, sadly famous as a suicide bridge.
A World War II bunker near Grosshesselohe.
Homeless people are often seeking shelter in little caves along the river.
Deer feeding shed with built in hide out.
A campground in Einöd.
A football pitch near Wolfrathshausen.
Site of US military camp Worden.
A tunnel through the Sylvenstein damn.
The bridge over the reservoir Lake Sylvenstein.
The summit of mount Hoher Gleirsch in the Karwendel mountain range
Bivouac in the Karwendel mountains just above the Isar Ursprung, the place where the Isar officially begins.