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Flussbad Berlin Cup 2018

On July 1st, 2018, our 4th Flussbad Berlin Cup will take place in the Kupfergraben.

Also this year, in addition to the swimming competition geared towards experienced open-water swimmers, we are holding a non-competitive swim for ambitious recreational swimmers, the so-called “River Swimming”. Taking part in the River Swimming, the participants have the possibility to enjoy a swim along the future river bath in front of the backdrop of the Museum Island.

Organiser of the event is the non-profit association "Flussbad Berlin e.V." in cooperation with the Berlin Waterworks, the Berlin Triathlon Union and the non-profit association Berliner Wasserratten gegr. 1889. The task of securing and safeguarding the route will be handled by the teams at the Berlin branches of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) and the German Lifesaving Association (DLRG).

And this year the association introduces two novelties for all participants!

Flussbad goes into the Museum

If the 4th Flussbad Berlin Cup on July 1st, 2018 has to be cancelled due to heavy rain and/or strong contamination of the water, all registered participants will be granted free entrance to the adjoining Bode Museum by the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz! We are very glad to have established this neighbourly cooperation as a visit of one of the museums in the cultural centre of the city is always worth it – come rain or shine.

Alternative Date

As we absolutely want to swim this year again, we already plan ahead with an alternative date for the swimming cup – in case we have to call off the cup on July 1st, 2018 due to bad water conditions. If the latter is the case we will hold the swimming competition on September 9th, 2018. All registrations made for the first date of course will keep their validity for the second date.

General Conditions (Subject to change)

Date of the 4th Flussbad Berlin Cup: Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Alternative Date (in case of cancellation of the first event): Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Route/Distance: 1,000 m (2x500 metres)
Start & finish in the water at the southern end of the Monbijou Bridge; turning point after 500 metres at the Lustgarten. The competition will begin in the water (see site plan).

Protective swimsuits
Wearing protective swimsuits is permitted, unless any relevant security measures speak against it on the day of the event.

Age restrictions
The minimum age for all participants is 16 years (individuals under the age of 18 are permitted to participate only with the written consent of a parent or guardian (see information for minors)

The online registration is available from March 15th, 2018 onwards – please scroll down on this page. The deadline for the online registration is Sunday, June 24th, 2018, at midnight. The number of participants is limited due to capacity constraints.

Starting fee
Participants must pay a starting fee of € 15 (discount price, € 5*) via wire transfer.
*We offer a discount exclusively for members of the association Flussbad Berlin. Become a member!

Late registration
The number of individuals participating in the Flussbad Berlin Cup and the River Swimming is limited due to capacity constraints. An early online registration is therefore recommended. On the day of the event, depending on the number of participants confirmed in advance, it might still be possible to register spontaneously at the last minute on site.

On site
The changing areas as well as toilets and sanitary facilities will be located on the premises of the "Märchenhütte am Monbijoupark" on Monbijoustraße 3, 10117 Berlin (see site plan). There will be guarded changing rooms (separate for men and women), cold-water showers as well as warm and cold drinks and fruit provided. Access to the closed-off participant area at the Märchenhütte will only be granted to registered participants (with the official armband).

Flussbad Berlin Cup 2015/16/17

Until we be able to swim again, make yourself a picture of our swimming competitions of the last years.

Video Flussbad Cup 2017  Photo cc Axel Schmidt

Video Flussbad Cup 2016 
Photo cc Axel Schmidt

Video Flussbad Cup 2015Photo cc Annette Hauschild, Photo Agency OSTKREUZ