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Spending summer in a sweltering capital doesn’t need to be a dreadful thing! In this week’s #whatson we are exploring Berlin’s swimming possibilities around the city. Luckily the public pools are just starting to re-open in time for summer arriving.  The public pools are all over the city and two of our favourites, the pool in Wimelsdorf and Prinzenbad in Kreuzberg are both open again!

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Badeschiff

This week (12 06.2020) one of berlins most beautiful summer spots is opening back up. The Badeschiff is a unique swimming pool floating inside the spree river in Berlin Kreuzberg.  As part of the Arena club areal it is not only a beautiful pool but also an event location and a nice space to enjoy the sun until the late evening hours.

Badeschiff Foto: Thorsten Seidel

https://www.arena.berlin/veranstaltungsort/badeschiff/

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Berlin offers a lot of different water activities so I you feel like spending some time on the Water there is many opportunities! At the Stand-Up Club Berlin you can rent stand-up paddles to go along the spree.

Tiergarten 

If you are looking for something more stable, Berlin also offers a variety  of places to rent boats.

Bootsverleih am Neuen See, 2014   Foto: Andreas Kurths / gruppe F

https://www.berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3560778-3558930-tiergarten.html

The Café am Neuen See is renting out boats in Tiergarten from where you can paddle through one of berlins oldest parks in the centre of the city.

Lakes

Belin being located in the Brandenburg Lakeland has many lakes to offer for swimming and a ride on the boat. These days Berliners take the opportunity and are going on bike tours to one of these many lakes

There is the inner city Plötzensee which is surrounded by a natural reserve but can be accessed by swimmers at the swimmers beach.

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https://www.berlin.de/tourismus/seen/4361646-4299185-ploetzensee.html

Further to the west are the Tegeler See and Flughafen See near the Airport Telgel.

Going to the south you can choose between going to the Krumme Lanke, Schlachtensee or Wannsee, with many individual swimming spots and the Café and beach at the Wannsee.

Strandkörbe im Strandbad Wannsee © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

 

In the East is the Müggelsee from where you can enter with a boat into Berlins new Venice.

Foto: © A.Savin, WikiCommons.

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Ps, if you are into biking and exploring cities, let us lead the way on a Berlin guided bike tour. We have public tours every Saturday at 10 am. You can book a spot right here: https://greenbiketours.org/vare/the-sustainable-berlin-of-the-future/