Bathing fun at any time of year
In the hot summer months, there’s nothing better than a cooling dip.
Dessau-Rosslau has numerous natural bathing lakes and open-air pools all offering young and old a chance to cool off and have fun.
But bathing doesn’t have to stop in the colder months of the year.
The Art Nouveau-style Gesundheitsbad – literally “health pool” – and the sports pool open as soon as the outdoor temperatures fall.
Combine your next stay with a visit to the town’s bathing facilities – and not only in the summer!
Gesundheitsbad Dessau – the health pool
Enjoy bathing and sauna facilities in Art Nouveau surroundings dating from 1907: that’s what the municipal swimming pool – now named Gesundheitsbad since its extensive restoration – offers. Just a few minutes’ walk from the centre, it has a 25-metre basin with integrated whirlpools and a separate sauna.
Askanische Str. 50 a, 06842 Dessau-Roßlau
Phone +49 340 51694-36
Basement – sauna
Phone +49 340 51694-71
Sportbad Dessau –
the sports pool
Waldbad Dessau – the forest pool
The Waldbad – literally “forest pool” – is a purpose-built lake with various lakeside facilities – a sandy beach, a sunbathing lawn and a scattering of trees. There is a nudist section in the rear section of the site.
Visitors can rent sunbeds and wicker beach chairs, let off steam on the diving tower or take a ride on the lake by rowing boat or pedalo. Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the beach volley and basketball courts.
Drinks and food are served on the terrace of the adjoining restaurant.
Am Schenkenbusch 1a/b, 06849 Dessau-Roßlau
Phone +49 172 3722481
Strandbad Adria – a forest lido
Strandbad Adria lido is located on the eastern outskirts of Dessau surrounded by a pine forest. It offers visitors a water slide, diving towers and rowing and pedalo hire.
Waldbad Adria 1, 06842 Dessau-Roßlau
Phone +49 171 5738707
Naturbad Mosigkau –
a natural bathing pool
Erlebnisbad Rosslau – the adventure pool
Erlebnisbad Rosslau adventure pool has a stainless steel-lined basin for swimmers and non-swimmers. One of its attractions for children is a giant chute.
Am Finkenherd 2, 06862 Dessau-Roßlau
Phone +49 34901 82922
Freizeitbad Rodleben – the leisure pool
This outdoor pool offers a large non-swimmers’ pool with a small water chute and a broad chute. Swimmers can swim lengths undisturbed in the large pool.
Heidestraße 37, 06862 Dessau-Roßlau
Phone +49 34901 597691
Riving-bathing at the Rehsumpf
The river bathing site at the Rehsumpf in Dessau-Rosslau’s Wasserstadt area is one of the oldest surviving facilities of its kind in Germany. It was founded in 1907 and in the 1920s was supported by Hugo Junkers, with projects such as the construction of a clubhouse. In the GDR period, it became a place for sporting and social get-togethers.
The Rehsumpf e. V. club began renovating the facilities in 2016 and they are due to open to the public again in 2021.
Wasserstadt 20, 06844 Dessau-Roßlau
Phone +49 162 9274988