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River baths worldwide

Flussbad Berlin is of course not the only river bath worldwide. And it is not even the first in the world. There are many pioneers and at least as many contemporary companions.

The tradition of river bathing is a very old one, especially in Switzerland. Whether in the Rhine, Limmat or Aare, the water quality is usually so good that you can just jump into these rivers. Over the past two decades, many cities around the world have bethought of their bodies of water, which are being increasingly reconquered by the citizens.

You will find a small collection of urban river baths around the world here which will grow bit by bit. These reference projects are located on rivers, streams, former rivers and sea harbours and have been upgraded with more or less infrastructure.

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Helsinki - Allas Sea Pool

Helsinki - Allas Sea Pool

Allas Sea Pool is a gardenlike oasis with a large pool area and other facilities right in in the heart of Helsinki next to the Market Square, every day of the year.

Allas Sea Pool is a unique hub for urban life in Helsinki’s South Harbour. Along with exercise, wellbeing and culture, bathing in the sea pools, a cleaner future is one of Allas Sea Pool’s main concerns. Allas houses the Baltic Sea Centre, which educates visitors about the Baltic Sea and presents ways to protect and nurture its delicate ecosystem. Technologies and services that promote sustainable development and reduce environmental strain are presented here.

There are three swimming pools at Allas Sea Pool: sea water pool, warm water pool and children’s pool. They are situated on the pool level that is floating on top of the sea. The water in the sea water pool is pumped from farther away in the sea, from cleaner currents, and it is filtered and treated using UV technique. Allas Sea Pool is run almost completely with renewable energy.

More information on the Allas Sea Pool can be found here.