Berlin’s oldest swimming pool – lost somewhere in time

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Freibad Wernersee

I explored this old swimming pool on a blazing hot day in June, I remember having good directions to get to Wernerbad ,and ending up walking strait past the place, about a mile to be exact. After walking back in 30 degrees of heat getting burnt to hell, I found it.

The place was so overgrown, and a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be, anyways I hoped the gate and was in.

How it used to look

History


Opened in 1905, pool Wernersee was the oldest swimming pool in Berlin. Until 2002, it was operated by the Berlin swimming pool (BBB). Due to the substantial rehabilitation needs for the pelvic area as well as the changing rooms and catering building of the bath was shut down, about 600,000 euros had cost the BBB stated. But no one wanted to pay the money.


Multiple attempts by interested parties to take the bath back into operation, also failed in the financing. Since the closure has Marzahn-Heller village is the only district of Berlin no longer a swimming pool.

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