Kulturstrand is a three-month temporary beach bar at the Vater-Rhein fountain. A kiosk sells drinks and food. There are concert events and various workshops.


Type of intervention: Action / Installation
Project character: event
Theme: social city
Project Objective: Occupation / Activation

Project location: Munich: Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, Vater-Rhein-Brunnen, Auf der Insel
Project dimension: 1000m²

Project period: 10.5-10.8.2019
Project duration: 3 months
Project frequency: recurring since approx. 2002
Project timeliness: ongoing

Type of open space: green space
Ownership: public land
Accessibility: not restricted access, in the café area slight compulsion to consume

Client*s: City of Munich (tender)
Creators: Urbanauten e.V. // activist
Project partners: unknown
Other actors: Artists

(Commissioned) budget: none
Subsidies: none
Own funds: gastronomy

Planning context ★★☆☆☆
Spatial planning context:
The inconspicuous island at Ludwigsbrücke experiences enhancement and perception as a public space through play. The cultural beach is advertised as a recreational oasis for stressed city dwellers. The isolated park island is very well suited for an oasis. Nevertheless, little is said about the place itself and its potential.

Thematic planning context:
Revitalization of a public green space. Otherwise, the thematic planning context is very general. It is more about free access to culture for all.

Research sources
Kulturstrand, kulturstrand.org (06.06.2019)
The Urbanauts, www.die-urbanauten.de/wordpress/ (06.06.2019)

Beatrice Leitner, Rafael Stutz

Photographer profile
Felix Lüdicke, TUM, 2019

Editorial revision
Johann-Christian Hannemann, Felix Lüdicke, Julia Treichel