Public pools and waterparks are immensely popular during the summer in Germany. While nearly every village has a local outdoor pool or swimming lake, the waterparks are a little more wide-spread. But, just like in back in the States, they have large slides, wave pools and/or nice artificial beaches.
Often the waterparks are part of a larger spa bath or outdoor/indoor pool, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Let’s check out the biggest and the coolest waterparks in Germany.
- Therme Erding
The world’s largest thermal spa is located in picturesque Bavaria. The waterpark offers more than 2,700 meters of slides with 27 different water slides and a wave pool. The spa area is home to 30 themed saunas offering over 300 beauty and spa treatments.
Turquoise waters, real palm trees and refreshing cocktails complete the tropical getaway experience. Additionally, Therme Erding runs fun events throughout the year, has a beautiful hotel attached to it for weekend trips or vacations and offers everything from water aerobics to snorkeling.
- Tropical Island Brandenburg
Inspired by the far away islands of the Tropical Sea, Berlin transformed an abandoned hanger into Europe’s largest tropical holiday location. It features the world’s largest indoor rainforest, Germany’s highest water slide and Germany’s longest whitewater river. 12 restaurants, bars and lounges, seven saunas and steam baths, a tropical lagoon and even a hot air balloon will keep you and your family entertained.
Tents and little lodges offer plenty of space if you want to spend the weekend, and the Tropical Island is available for booking events, like weddings, birthday parties and alike. If you want to save some cash, check out their specials.
- Badeparadies Schwarzwald Titisee
A little piece of the Caribbean right here in the Black Forest. A unique wellness world with three different themes under one roof. Galaxy Schwarzwald with its sparkling water fun, water slides and loads of fun, the Palm Oasis for relaxation and the Palais Vital. The wellness area has themed saunas and a nude water world.
The Palm Oasis and Palais Vitalis have age restrictions, while the Galaxy fun area is open to all ages. The Badeparadies offers over 18 different pools, 12 themed saunas, more than 1,200 meters of water slides and over 300 real palm trees.
Of course, there are countless smaller pools, water fun parks and lakes all over Germany. Most of them offer indoor and outdoor pools, so you are not relying on the weather. Often the pools are part of a resort or park with the possibility to stay overnight.