© Image courtesy of Badeschiff
The art of urban revival
The Badeschiff (literally translated as bathing ship) is definitely one of the most unique Berlin attractions and particularly popular during the summer months. The Badeschiff is a public floating swimming pool on the River Spree, which was constructed from the hull of an old boat. It was created by artist Susanne Lorenz together with Spanish architects AMP and Gil Wilk as part of a City Art Project Society initiative that officially opened in 2004. The aim of the project was to help revive an under-utilised part of the city, which has indeed been accomplished.
The Badeschiff pool, which spans over 32 meters in length, has a beach next to it that is perfect for relaxing in the sun. The area is popular for yoga, massage, sports lessons, sauna and a host of events.