When Neukolln municipal swimming bath was opened in 1914, it was hailed as one of Europe's most beautiful bathing houses. A relict of a more glamorous epoch, the neo-classical interior design seems slightly out of place in the modern, working-class district of Neukolln. Indeed, the sober facade of the bathing house does not entirely prepare you for what you will find inside. Corinthian columns, bronze gargoyles and multi-colored mosaics make for a sensual swimming experience, similar to bathing in a traditional Roman bath. During the winter months the baths are also home to Pepito the parrot, who spends the cold season here, moving to Wannsee beach during the warmer summer months. The only disadvantage is that this is not a place for serious swimmers. The two pools are just 20 and 25 meters long and are often full of school children and pensioners. The thermal baths on the top floor of the building are an attraction in their own right.
Attractions & Landmarks
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- Nearest Train: Rathaus Neukölln / Karl-Marx-Straße: U7