The Alster-Schwimmhalle is one of Germany's larger aquatics centers, located in the Hamburg district of Hohenfelde. Opened in 1973, it has regularly hosted various national and international swimming competitions.Using our custom trip planner, Hamburg attractions like Alster-Schwimmhalle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The Alster-Schwimmhalle is notable for its 102 m (335 ft) by 52 m (171 ft) double hyperbolic-paraboloid concrete-shell roof structure, designed by Jörg Schlaich, then partner at Stuttgart-based engineering firm Leonhardt & Andrä. Resting on three bearings and only 8 cm (3.1 in) thin, the concrete roof remains one the world's largest of its kind. Reminiscent of a butterfly –an allegory to its function as a swimming venue– the airy roof structure earned the Alsterschwimmhalle its nickname as "Schwimmoper" (Aquatic Opera).
The building was substantially renovated in 2007 at a cost of approx 1 mio EUR. A further major renovation is planned for 2020 to 2024 at an expected cost of 60 mio EUR, closing the facility for four years.
The pool is great for swimmers, they have a 50 meter swimming lane. No bistro, very small outdoor pool area, they offer a 76 meter water slide. With seperate sauna area. more »
This is really one of my favorite pools and whenever I get to Hamburg I make sure I have time to swim in this 50m long pool. The price is cheap and reasonable and the pool is clean. There is a... more »
Super 50m pool with wide lanes. Clean facilities and very helpful staff who also spoke English. For 18 euros you could stay all day and use the saunas .
Out of towner review. Wide lanes, nice temperature. Lots of space during mid-week, mid-afternoon swim. Not crowded. Good lane protocol. Clean, no frills.
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