Workshop in Munich, Germany
The meeting in Munich emphasized the link between audience development and renaturation of the river Isar, which has become a matter of major concern in Munich. Since the mid- 1980s, numerous efforts were induced in Munich to end the river´s artificial straightening and to promote ecological diversity. The concept has proven to be highly successful, not only from an ecological perspective but also from a political and cultural one. It was the starting point for several cultural activities along the river, of which the IsarInselFest was the first and biggest festival. Every first weekend in September, the IsarInselFest provides the people of Munich with a lavish entertainment programme and provides them with the opportunity to enjoy cultural activities in the unique atmosphere of their beautiful river.
11 participants from Austria and Finland met in Munich to learn about the concept of renaturation and the subsequent developments. They explored the beautiful landscape of the Isar by bike, learned more about the environmental and cultural work of the city of Munich and were guided through the Olympic Parc and the Olympic Village, two successful examples of post-Olympic public spaces. A meet & greet with the mayor of the city of Munich Dieter Reiter and the head of Jewish religious community Dr. Charlotte Knobloch, closed the meeting in Munich.