Discover Germany | Special Feature | Germany’s Top Ten Swimming Spots
4/ Wangerooge For those that want the ultimate island retreat experience with a multitude of swimming opportunities and top-notch beaches, head to Wangerooge. It is one of the 32 Frisian islands in the North Sea, close to the coasts of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. What makes Wangerooge so special is that it has a population of just over 1,000. Furthermore, no cars are allowed on the island so that you can only reach the pristine white beaches by bicycle or horse-drawn carriage. 5/ Ahlbeck Beach, Usedom Wangerooge. Photo: © www.ostfriesland.travel
The island of Usedom is another popular summer destination of Germans and international visitors alike. Known for beaches and nature parks, it is divided between Germany and Poland in the Baltic Sea. One of the most beautiful beaches – especially popular for its grand swimming opportunities and the famous pier – is Ahlbeck Beach. 6/ Badeschiff, Berlin The Badeschiff is a floating public swimming pool in the middle of Berlin. One of the trendiest places to go swimming in Germany in summer, the Badeschiff is situated in the East Harbour section of the river Spree and can be found between the districts Alt-Treptow and Kreuzberg. Enjoy a cool drink from the bar, sit back and gaze at the unique panoramic views of the river!
Ahlbeck Beach, Usedom. Photo: © Usedom Tourismus GmbH
Badeschiff, Berlin. Photo: © visitBerlin, Pierre Adenis
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7/ Timmendorfer Strand The Baltic Sea coast is also a popular summer destination for many. For example, head to Timmendorfer Strand – a coastal town near the hanseatic city of Lübeck. Here, you can find great relaxation, superb culinary offerings and a top-notch beach with great hotels and many things to do and see, like the Sea Life aquarium or the Vogelpark Niendorf bird sanctuary.
Timmendorfer Strand. Photo: © Ostsee-HolsteinTourismus e.V., www.ostsee-schleswig-holstein.de
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