Address and directions
04600 Altenburg, Germany
Public transport: Geschwister-Scholl-Straße / Großer Teich
Access: Public building, free entry during working hours
Today's use: Lido
#Public swimming pool #Altenburg #1934
The entire site was laid out on a hill. The slope has been terraced that bathers can stay more comfortably on straight lawns. The entrance with the ticket booth is reached via a high staircase (more recently also a ramp). Next to the central ticket booth are placed on both sides the changing rooms. Only a few are still used in their function. The doors and wooden slats are still original and painted in two shades of blue. The swimming pool with a size of 50 x 35 meters is dominated by the historic diving tower. For safety reasons, only one diving board at a height of three meters is still opened. The platforms on 5 and 10 meters are locked. Although the outdoor pool is a listed building, demolition of the diving tower is being considered because the maintenance costs are too high. Next to the large pool is a small shallow pool for babies and toddlers. Another gem is the restaurant. Food and drinks can be picked up outside. Originally it was also possible to stay in the rondel. Nowadays, this area can be privately rented during the pool's opening hours. On the first floor of the house once was placed the lifeguard's apartment. It now serves as the employees' changing rooms.
The lido was built in 1934 featuring typical elements of modern architecture. It was renovated in 1999.