Stadtbad Charlottenburg, Alte Halle

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Stadtbad Charlottenburg, Alte Halle
Address
Krumme Straße 10, Charlottenburg
Berlin, Berlin 10585
GERMANY
Telephone
(030) 2219 0011 or 3438 3860

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Standard tariff: €5.50.
Weekdays, except holidays, from opening until 10 AM, from 10 AM to 2:30 PM, and from 8 PM to closing: €3.50.
[May, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m, unstriped, indoors, 30ºC (86ºF)

Location

County/Region
Berlin
GPS
52.514381, 13.309278

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

This facility is adjacent to the 50m pool at the Stadtbad Charlottenburg, Neue Halle, which is much better suited for swimming laps.

Facility Reviews

The pool has complicated opening hours, with certain time blocks set aside for different groups and activities[:] nude swimming, elderly, women, the handicapped, gay fathers and their children... has the rudest pool attendants in Berlin.
This Prussian Art Noveau building (built between 1896 and 1898) is remarkable in that it survived the combined efforts of the USAF and the RAF to alter Berlin’s landscape. It’s worth a visit if you’re interested in swimming pool architecture and design. Otherwise, it’s perhaps best to give it a miss and go to the modern Neue Halle next door.

On entering the pool hall, present your bar coded admission ticket to the reader on the right. The pool is flanked by gender-specific locker rooms: lockers require a €1 coin returnable deposit. The customary practice is for users to shower and wash with soap before entering the pool.

The steel-lined pool is both unlaned and unstriped. A rope across the width of the pool delineates the shallow end and acts as the first obstacle for lap swimmers. Diving under it will enable you to encounter the second obstacle – a shallow end that is about two feet (60cm) deep at its shallowest. My first length caused the lifeguards much amusement as my hands hit the floor of the pool. I managed 1,000 metres thereafter by the process of swimming freestyle from the deep end to the rope and breaststroke from the rope to the shallow end. Finally, the third obstacle. The water temperature was 31°C. (88ºF.) – far too hot for a serious swim. Determined to have one, I got out after 500 metres to refresh myself under a cold shower before returning to complete my target. There were only four other people in the pool, so there was nothing by way of competition for water space.

Unlike the previous reviewer, I did not find the attendants rude: they appeared to me to be both friendly and engaging.
[April, 2016]