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...
With the façade like that of an Italian Renaissance palace, the swimming pool at Baerwaldstraße 64-67 stands in the heart of Kreuzberg. Its glamour sets it apart from...
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...
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...
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...
The former Prussian military academy in Lichterfelde West became home to Adolf Hitler's personal bodyguard from 1933. A swimming pool was added to the barracks campus in...
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...
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...
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,...
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...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.