In the beginning there was a river, the Spree. Then we built boats. Finally, the man wanted to bathe. But the water was cold.
So Berliners had the original idea of building a swimming pool in a boat to be able to bathe in the warmth near the Spree!
Our suggested activity: Berlin Discovery River Cruise on the Spree
Das Badeschiff, the bathing vessel
The Berlin Badeschiff
Not far from the magnificent "Oberbaumsbrücke" bridge (subway stop "Warschauer Strasse") which connects the Friedrischain district to Kreuzberg, along the Berliner river, I was intrigued by the three enormous white bubbles which were flush with the surface of the wide river.
The entrance porch
You can't miss the entrance (accessible by the Schlesischer Tor metro station, or the TeborStrasse bus stop) to this "wellness" center as the advertisement says.
The path is signposted, in fact, in this former port industrial zone with rather particular looks.
Large containers stacked on top of each other form a quirky style porch which the eccentric will find charming while the more conventional will certainly tax it with ugliness.
Here again the creative, daring and futuristic character of the city is expressed, on its indelible historical past.
The pool not covered at night
Illuminated, this sauna-pool complex floats in the night like a fantastic ship.
If bathing in water at 25°C on an evening in the middle of winter with a panoramic view of the city is very pleasant, this luxury nevertheless has a price and it will cost you some €12 for 3 hours of relaxation.
To this must be added the rental of bath linen (towels, cap, etc.).
Is it really reasonable to grant oneself such a difference? Maybe not every day but I really enjoyed the experience!
A good sweat in the sauna, a few fathoms and the hunger is tight? No problem: you can regain your strength at the bar or relax in the space provided for this purpose.
|Child (up to 16 years old)||3 hours
|Morning sauna (until 15 p.m. on working days)||8€||2€|
Friday and Saturday from 23:00 p.m.
|Card of 10 entries||100€||2€|
Opening time :
|Saturdays and eves of public holidays
|Sunday and off days||10am-24pm|