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“Swim on the river in Berlin”
Review of Badeschiff

Badeschiff
Ranked #13 of 634 Nightlife in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A harbored barge functions as a floating swimming pool right in the tradition of old riverside open­air baths. Here you have an unique panoramic view of the river Spree, the Oberbaumbrücke and Berlin’s iconic TV tower. Besides bathing, the beach area around the Badeschiff has become an urban recreational area. During summertime we offer Yoga and Stand­Up­Paddling courses and massage treatments. On top of that beach parties and music events take place on a regular basis. The Badeschiff has become a focal point of urban culture and entertainment for many Berliners at any time of the day.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Brilliant on a hot sunny day, rode here on our bikes from out hotel about half hr away but well worth it, Its in an old run down Factory/warehouse area of run old Berlin.
Got their about midday was luckily to get a space for towels, 5 eruros to get in, 4 euro for a beer and food spicy chicken fajitas 4-5 euros. Very tasty!
Nice chilled out music as well.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

If you take a walk along the River Spree from Alexanderplatz towards Kreuzberg you will find a couple of exciting but relaxing beach bars, an eclectic mix of street art in Kreuzberg, then the wonderful arena swimming pool and beach area which is built into the riverside. Although it took us a little while to find due to the niche shops, tattoo parlours and intriguing art which surrounds the area, once we had walked passed the Club der Visionaere we found the amazing beach bar and pool called Arena. Serving street food and a great range of cocktails and beers (you have to pay a deposit for the cups) Arena is an idyllic alcove in a bustling part of the city which by day turns out Cafe Del Mar beats and is packed with people trying to find a little Mediterranean soul in Berlin. A place where families, groups and individuals are welcome, Arena should be high on the places to visit in Berlin for a bit of slow time.

1  Thank neilconnor1977
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Another place that was difficult to find but well worth the search. Badeschiff consists of a swimming pool embedded in the river, sand, deck chairs and the overall vibe you would get from being at the beach – perfect escape from the city in my opinion! I don’t think there is anything like this in London, so what a wonderful experience this was, to be able to relax in the pool and the deck chairs whilst having a view of the very busy Berlin across the other side of the river. The atmosphere was great. There is an entry fee but not an expensive one so anyone can go and visit whether you plan to spend a lot of not.
There is an area where you can get some food asides from the bar and I got a wrap (chicken) and I must also add that it was the best wrap I have ever had!!!

Great place, definitely recommend it to anyone.
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Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Very cool spot for a swim in the afternoon, close to the bars of Kreuzberg. Pool is very clean and it is a nice setting to lounge about. Went there one afternoon and it was quite busy (at least the deck chairs were full - not the pool). Drinks are a bit expensive though. Also went to meet people on a Friday night, was completely dead.

1  Thank Karl T
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Badeschiff is really neat, a great place to spend a day relaxing by the pool and taking in the sun. Definitely can get crowded so if you're trying to have a peaceful swim you're at the wrong place. Good spot to have a drink and chill between a few dips into the pool.

Thank Steven R
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