Baths and Lakes

Baths and Lakes

A warm summer's evening at Krumme Lanke: the quacking of the ducks, the sun going down, a leisurely spot of backstroke. Or an early morning round of exercise, in the middle of winter, at 6.30am, at the SSE indoor swimming and diving pool at the Europa-Sportpark: a few quick lengths to get you fit to face the day. In Berlin there are more than 100 options for cooling off in the water. These include a number of natural waterways – after all, Berlin has more water than the Alpine lakes, and a broad range of outdoor and indoor pools. There's something for everyone. Fancy a dip?

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If anything is missing in Berlin, it's the sea. The river that runs through the city, the Spree, can only slightly make up for this lack. But kids love splashing around...
The Badeschiff is one of the most extraordinary beach bars in Berlin and is a symbol of the modern, creative city. The large pool floats on the Spree in front of Arena...
Clean quarry pond north of Tegel Airport. This lake is free of shipping therefore ideal as a bathing spot.
The “east’s counterpart” to the Wannsee, with lido, beach volleyball, covered beach chairs, playground, and well suited for kids, as there is an additional shallow zone...
Surrounded by the Berlin juvenile detention centre, the Plötzensee Memorial to the victims of National Socialism, and a large cemetery complex, the beach at Plötzensee...
The children's beach in Monbijou Park is not known for its Olympic-size swimming pools; instead, it's worth a visit for its too chic steel pools meant primarily for...
Krumme Lanke got its name by its curved shape. It is located in the south-western Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, surrounded by the dense green forest of the...
Its deepest end was measured at close to eight meters. It is four and a half kilometres in length, two and a half kilometres wide, and Berlin’s largest lake: the...
The Paracelsus Bad in Reinickendorf has had a stainless steel pool since the 80’s: a 25-metre pool with diving tower and a no swimming area. Swimming lessons and aqua...
In summer, encircling the Schlachtensee, countless bathers are to be found; yet, the cleanest Berliner swimming lake is not only favoured by them. The fishermen also...
It is the peaceful calm which draws city-tired Berliners to lake Schwielowsee. And those who arrive here for the first time know why. "Malerdorf", painter's village,...
The pool offers its guests a 50-metre swimming pool, a diving tower with 1 and 3-metre diving boards as well as 5 and 10-metre platforms. A special highlight is the 83-...
With its opening in 1914, the public pool was already considered to be among Europe’s most beautiful pools. Today, with up to 10,000 daily guests, it is one the largest...
For more than 100 years, the place for bathing culture in Berlin. Opened in 1907 as a so-called family pool, the lido has over 1,275 metres of sandy beach at its...
The Weißer See (White Lake) with its characteristic centre fountain, surrounded by a park consisting of meadows and natural beauty spots, is guaranteed to provide that...
That the Insulaner pool is bursting at the seams with swimmers every summer speaks for itself. Even the youngest of children can have some swimming fun in the Insulaner...
Situated in the north of Berlin, with a surface area of 4.6 square-kilometres, is Berlin’s second largest lake—and one of the most beautiful: the Tegeler See. The wind...
Berlin's surrounding region boasts a number of rivers and lakes. But a trip to lake Rangsdorfer See south of Berlin is not only ideal for bathing. There is also a great...
The Schermützelsee is located about 50 kilometres east of Berlin and is the largest lake in the local area known as the Märkische Schweiz. It has been mentioned many...
You can take a refreshing dip here, swim a few lengths or simply relax in the sauna. The swimming pool at Sewanstrasse has a wheelchair-accessible quiet room. The pool...
A sauna with two Finnish dry saunas, a sanarium, a Russian/Roman steamroom and a large fresh-air garden. There's a 25-metre pool with a 1m and 3m diving boards for water...
Berliners have been waiting a long time for the reopening of the Halensee beach. The lake is idyllic, even though it is close to the city centre near Kurfürstendamm. The...
Need a break from all the sightseeing? Strandbad Jungfernheide in the western Berlin district of Charlottenburg is the perfect beach holiday right in the city. The white...
The Kiessee features several swimming areas that have very flat lakebeds, making this especially well-suited for small children. In addition to a large nudist area,...

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.