Napoleon, who had personally taken part in the fighting of the previous day, and followed the pursuit as far as Landshut, whence he had despatched Massena to follow the retreating Austrians along the Isar, seems to have realized about 3 A.M.
It is situated on an elevated plain, on the river Isar, 25 m.
Munich is divided into twenty-four municipal districts, nineteen of which, including the old town, lie on the left bank of the Isar, while the suburban districts of Au, Haidhausen, Giesing, Bogenhausen and Ramersdorf are on the opposite bank.
In the Maximilianstrasse, which extends from Haidhausen on the right bank of the Isar to the Max-Joseph Platz, King Maximilian II.
On the opposite bank of the Isar, above and below the Maximilianeum, extend the Gasteig promenades, commanding fine views of the town.
The botanical garden, with its large palm-house, the Hofgarten, surrounded with arcades containing frescoes of Greek landscapes by Rottmann, and the Maximilian park to the east of the Isar, complete the list of public parks.
The country mainly belongs to the basins of the Danube and the Main; by far the greater portion being drained by the former river, which, entering from Swabia as a navigable stream, traverses the entire breadth of the kingdom, with a winding course of 200 m., and receives in its passage the Iller, the Lech, the Isar and the Inn from the south, and the Naab, the Altmuhl and the WBrnitz from the north.
The Isar does not become navigable till it has passed Munich; and the Lech is a stream of a similar size.
And Louis, afterwards the emperor Louis IV., ruled their duchy in common; but as their relations were never harmonious a division of Upper Bavaria was made in 1301, by which Rudolph received the land east of the Isar together with the town of Munich, and Louis the district between the Isar and the Lech.
Above Passau; and its tributaries the Lech, Isar, Inn and Altmuhl are also navigable.
Gold is found in the sand of the rivers Isar, Inn and Rhine, and also, to a limited extent, on the Harz.
LANDSHUT, a town in the kingdom of Bavaria, on the right bank of the Isar, 40 m.
FREISING, a town of Germany, in the kingdom of Bavaria, on the Isar, 16 m.
.ISAR (identical with Isere, in Celtic "the rapid"), a river of Bavaria.
The Isar is essentially the national stream of the Bavarians.
See C. Gruber, Die Isar nach ihrer Entwickelung and ihren hydrologischen Verhaltnissen (Munich, 1889); and Die Bedeutung der Isar als Verkehrsstrasse (Munich, 1890).
In its passage through Bavaria it receives several important affluents on both banks, notably on the right the Alpine rivers Lech, Isar and Inn, the last of which at the junction near Passau exceeds in volume the waters of the Danube.