Address and directions
1160 Vienna (Wien), Austria
Public transport: Hernals
Access: Public building, free entry during working hours
Today's use: Lido
#Public swimming pool #Vienna (Wien) #1927
An impressive entrance building bears the inscription Schwimm-, Sonnen- und Luftbad and the developer Gemeinde Wien (Municipality of Vienna), analogous to the inscriptions on Vienna's municipal buildings.
The lively colours red and white joyfully express that a visit to the baths should do people good and improve their quality of life. The large pool had a length of 100 metres, but was divided into two parts.
This open-air swimming pool was built as part of the ideological living and urban development programme Red Vienna. The emphasis on the use of natural resources in summer is indicated at the entrance: Swimming (Schwimm-), Sun (Sonnen-) and Air Bath (Luftbad). The construction of the baths was also seen as a way of ensuring work in the building trade. Once a diving tower used to be part of the pool, but it was demolished in 1981. An arson attack in 2008 destroyed parts of the buildings.