The Georgenstein, a rock in the Isar near Munich was a dreaded obstacle in the river for the former timber floating.
At this 5 m high lump of rock which is surrounded by strong currents, a number of rafts was capsized or smashed into pieces.
The statue of St. George was set up by the raftsman Georg Müller in 1805 after the capsizing of his raft and his rescue.
One reaches the rock, which lies approx 3 km south of Grünwald, in a leisurely stroll on well maintained trails through unspoilt nature.
Here, an important route for the salt trade crossed the river already during Roman times.
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