Bathing Fun

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.

Gesundheitsbad Dessau
Askanische Str. 50 a, 06842 Dessau-Roßlau

Phone +49 340 51694-36

Basement – sauna
Phone +49 340 51694-71

Sportbad Dessau –
the sports pool

Sportbad Dessau has a 25-metre competition pool, a separate non-swimmers’ pool and a small swimming area for toddlers.

Sportbad Dessau
Helmut-Kohl-Straße 30, 06842 Dessau-Roßlau

Phone +49 340 2408 9156

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.

Waldbad Dessau
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.

Strandbad Adria
Waldbad Adria 1, 06842 Dessau-Roßlau

Phone +49 171 5738707

Naturbad Mosigkau –
a natural bathing pool

This small natural pool has a bathing beach, sunny and shady sunbathing areas and plenty of activities for young and old.

Naturbad Mosigkau e.V.
Prödelweg 1a, 06847 Dessau-Roßlau

Phone +49 340 21766282

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.

Erlebnisbad Roßlau
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.

Freizeitbad Rodleben
Heidestraße 37, 06862 Dessau-Roßlau

Phone +49 34901 597691

Meinsdorf swimming pool

Meinsdorf swimming pool offers a 50-metre open-air pool and any number of sports activities.

Schwimmbad Meinsdorf
Bergstr. 45, 06862 Dessau-Roßlau

Phone +49 34901 59900 and +49 34901 82692

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