The bathing ship is located in Berlin – Alt-Treptow and is the only river swimming pool that still exists in Berlin. The lido is also an urban recreation area and is located between the Schlesisches Tor underground station and the Treptower Park S-Bahn station.
The only river swimming pool in Berlin was created by Susanne Lorenz and a Spanish architect group due to a competition of city art projects and opened in May 2004. The swimming pool consists of a converted push barge, the middle part of a river boat, which was used for freight purposes. The floating tank is firmly anchored behind the Arena Berlin and can be reached via a sprawling footbridge, the so-called Spreebrücke. On this jetty you will find moorings and wooden platforms. In the cold months, the site is converted into a winter bathing vessel designed by the architects Gil Wilk and Thomas Freiwald. The jetties and the pol are covered with pinewood arches and heated, creating a huge sauna, swimming, bar and relaxation area. The summer bathing season in Badeschiff starts on the first of May and ends on the ninth of September. The Badeschiff program is extremely versatile and at the same time offers you relaxation as diversion. Admission is reduced for pupils, students and people with disabilities. Regular classes such as yoga and stand-up paddling are offered, and parties and music events take place at irregular intervals. Due to the long opening hours you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over the Spree and the Berlin skyline until late at night.
In summer the perfect way to cool off and in winter the opportunity to explore Berlin’s urban offer. Here you can refresh yourself in the cool water or just sunbathe on the beach. We recommend you come in the morning, as here there is a limit on guests, so as not to overfill the Badeschiff.