Web
Analytics
Report - - City Baths L., Germany (Mar & Apr 2011) | European and International Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - City Baths L., Germany (Mar & Apr 2011)

Atomhirsch

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
This urbex gemstone is located only a few block away from my flat.

3462073509_de333cba56_z.jpg


The baths had a long history, beginning with the first plannings in 1907. The architectural drawings were made during first World War. The construction works began 1919 and stopped 1920 due to lack of funds.
It was 1925 when the building was continued and finally in February 1928 the baths were complete.

At that time, the complex was one of the most modern in Europe.
There were two pools (One 25m pool for men, one 20m pool for women!), a sauna, massage cabins, a gym, separate bath tub and shower cabins, and a sun terrace with loungers to rent. The building even had an elevator.

During the socialist era in eastern Germany from 1946 to 1989 the people didn't care much about building maintenance, so with the fall of the Iron Curtain the baths were closed due to irreparable structural damage. Plus, the east German authorities had build a lot of modern public swimming baths all over the city, so the people didn't want to go swimming in that dark old rotten building anymore.

The baths is a listed building, but it seems there is no hope for it. It is located in one of the poorest quarters of the city, there are no parkings and you can't even make techno club or something out of it because it is located in the middle of a high-density residential area.

Non the less, the baths are protected like Fort Knox. Every window or door is nailed or bricked up, even the basement windows are closed with metal plates. There is absolutely no chance to get in, unless you pay $$$ for a legal visit with two security gorillas following you on every step - or you have luck and finding the only open door. From time to time the building is used as a movie location ("We are the Night"), just be bold enough and pretend you are from the movie crew.

Let's start.


The women's pool:
5687734273_b18db4eacd_z.jpg


5919444498_35a9984dac_z.jpg


The men's pool:
5691314532_cd7b260e39_z.jpg


5548229652_e9cc2feced_z.jpg


5529535511_0fea2539c2_z.jpg


(We found the old pool lanes in the very last corner of the hall and couldn't resist to use them... nor could I resist to make a self portrait)


Lockers:
5532592761_64659b5e2c_z.jpg


4727223674_6cec8e3fbc_z.jpg


The Springboard:
5918739127_fbdb7ab161_z.jpg




Massage?
5610598193_048c03dca8_z.jpg


The group showers next to the pool:
5628655700_7600a4eb79_z.jpg


And the Bathtub section. The 2nd and 3rd floor only consists of tub and shower cabins.
5684221905_6d38dda332_z.jpg


5627868461_6d11bd83ee_z.jpg


5681734598_5e81aff398_z.jpg


5684103011_53d0ca2341_z.jpg


A bathtub or shower ticket included a free piece of soap (Seife).
5582553797_e364d959f4_z.jpg


You find old pool toys...
5694488690_e52fa1cb3b_z.jpg


5687409605_1b47010271_z.jpg


Ticket vending machines...
5687566285_94e5f78a73_z.jpg


Tickets...
5634784339_6ab1397a4b_z.jpg


5583138544_699ba4cee8_z.jpg


The janitor's stuff...
5635900974_bf379fc98e_z.jpg


5693776947_543b4c8257_z.jpg


5693937992_d9d9061da8_z.jpg


4742881368_0195166f9d_z.jpg


5694064950_1bd4be206c_z.jpg


Technique...
5693917560_f40d5d73e6_z.jpg


4866960053_0198e5a16f_z.jpg


4868195765_e9e9b61b56_z.jpg
 

Attachments