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General Information

Other name(s): Badeschiff Spreebrücke; Winterbadeschiff
Completion: 2004
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Pontoon
Function / usage: Swimming pool / aquatic center

Awards and Distinctions

2007 award winner  


Location: , , ,
Address: Eichenstrasse 4
  • Spree River
Coordinates: 52° 29' 52" N    13° 27' 12.90" E
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Technical Information


width 8.20 m
length 32.50 m

Excerpt from Wikipedia

The Badeschiff (in English, "bathing ship") is a floating public swimming pool in Berlin, the capital city of Germany. Situated in the East Harbour section of the River Spree, the Badeschiff allows citizens to swim in a sanitary environment near the river. The Spree itself is far too polluted to permit safe swimming.

The Badeschiff opened in the summer of 2004 as an art project organized by the Stadtkunstprojekte (City Art Project Society) of Berlin. It was created after a competition won by tree architects with Fernando Menis as head architect and with the participation in the artistic part of the project of local artist, Susanne Lorenz, but the original idea was created for Spanish architects Artengo, Fernando Menis and Pastrana with the help of Gil Wilk, to enliven city life along a long-neglected stretch of the Spree. The architects were inspired in the blue ocean of their native island, Tenerife.

The pool was converted from the hull of a vessel measuring eight by thirty-two metres. It is open to the public daily from 8am to midnight. Disc jockeys commonly spin records outside the pool entrance where there is also a bar.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "Badeschiff" and modified on 11 January 2024 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.


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