Tips for the little holiday in between
It's summer! Especially when the temperatures are skyrocketing, it is rather uncomfortable, hot and stuffy in the city, at home or in the office. There one needs cool wetness, sunbathing lawns for relaxed sunbathing or not quite so hot places under shady trees. Of course, the numerous outdoor swimming pools in and around Frankfurt offer you all this. But also some bathing lakes in the region invite to a small holiday for in between. So if you are looking for some cooling and relaxation, we have the right addresses for you here!
An overview of the outdoor swimming pools
Whether the Brentanobad with its large sunbathing lawns, the Stadionbad with its many sports facilities or the family-friendly outdoor swimming pool Eschersheim with its large slide - Frankfurt has some really beautiful outdoor swimming pools to offer in its districts and in the surrounding countryside with an attractive offer for every taste.
60489 Frankfurt, Rödelheimer Parkweg
Opening hours: Mo – Fr 10 – 20 Uhr, Sa/Sun 09 – 20 Uhr, in the summer holidays daily 9 – 20 Uhr.
One of the largest sunbathing lawns in Frankfurt and a 220 m long natural stone pool invite you to sunbathe and swim. There is also a pancake pool and an extensive sports area. Beachvolleyball players also get their money's worth.
60388 Frankfurt, Fritz-Schubert Ring 2
Opening hours: In the season daily 7.00 - 20.00 o'clock.
The reed bath is heated – if it should be a little cooler – offers a 50m swimming pool, non-swimmer pool, a 1, 3 and 5m jump, huge meadows to relax, as well as a fitness center, a sauna area and an extensive aqua course program.
The bathing time can be extended by 1 to 2 hours in midsummer weather in the evening.
Outdoor pool Eschersheim
60439 Frankfurt, Alexander Riese Weg
Opening hours: Mo – Fr 10 – 20h, Sat/Sun 09 – 20h, in the summer holidays daily 9 – 20 o'clock
The Eschersheim open-air swimming pool, often referred to as Frankfurt's “colourful bathing pearl“, scores with a large river-shaped swimming pool, a giant broad slide, a children's playground, several sports facilities and its quiet location.
Outdoor Pool Hausen
60487 Frankfurt, Ludwig-Landmann-Str. 341
Opening hours: Mon. to Sun. 6.30 - 20.00 o'clock (30 March - 06 October 2019)
Accessible by subway/bus, stop Am Fischstein
The Hausener outdoor pool has a combined swimmer and nonswimmer pool as well as a large play and sunbathing lawn with sunny and shady places. A special feature of the outdoor pool: the pool is heated. So you can go swimming here confidently even in cloudy summer weather.
Open Air Swimming Pool Nieder-Eschbach
60437 Frankfurt, Heinrich-Becker-Str. 22
Opening hours: Mon. to Sun. 10.00 - 20.00 hrs
Accessible by bus, stop Heinrich-Becker-Str.
In the solar-heated swimming pool with a view of the Taunus you will find peace and relaxation from urban stress. The snake slide, the playground or even the children's playground and the many other leisure activities make the bath an ideal place for the next family outing.
65929 Frankfurt, Hunsrückstraße 100
Opening hours: In the season daily 7.00 to 20.00 o'clock (from 01. May to 22. September 2019)
Besides the 50m sports pool, the non-swimmer pool with wide slide, 1 and 3m diving boards, as well as a paddling pool, the Silobad also has a beach volleyball field, mini golf, a playground and table tennis to offer. No wonder it's a very popular family bathroom.
60528 Frankfurt, Mörfelder Landstr. 362
Opening hours: Daily from 07 – 20 o'clock
Accessible by tram/bus, Stadion stop
The Stadionbad offers a good selection of swimming pools, from sports to paddling pools, everything is available. A paradise for water rats. There is a 10m diving tower, a 1 and 3m diving board and 5 and 7.5m platforms. A 118m slide and the Aqua Fun water playground are among the other highlights of the outdoor pool.
Seed dam bath Bad Homburg
61352 Bad Homburg, Seedammweg 7
opening hours: Monday 13.00-21.00 h, Tuesday to Friday 7.00-21.00 h, Saturday/Sunday 8.00-20.00 h
The popular lake dam pool has no less than eleven swimming pools to offer. There is also a 70-metre giant slide, a large reclining area, an area for senior citizens and, in summer, a nudist area. Here everyone gets his money's worth.
Forest swimming pool Kronberg
61476 Kronberg, Am Rothenhang/Bürgelstollen
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 6.30 - 20.00 o'clock, Saturday and Sunday from 8.00 - 20.00 o'clock (only in good weather)
The Waldschwimmbad Kronberg is open from May to about mid September. The peculiarity here is that the basins are filled with spring water from the brushing gallery. The non-swimmer area scores with a 50-meter slide, and there are also bottom bubblers, current channel, water cannon and back showers for even more bathing fun. Deck terraces, a children's playground, a mother-child area and a restaurant also invite you to relax in the forest swimming pool.
Neu-Isenburg forest swimming pool
Alicestr. 118, 63263 Neu-Isenburg
Opening hours: 15.05-31.05: 08.00-20:00 hours, 01.06-15.09: 07:00-20:00 hrs
Surrounded by a park of about two and a half hectares, the swimming pools of the open-air swimming pool offer possibilities for cooling off, for sporting activities and simply for having fun. On the large sunbathing lawn and under the old trees you can relax, while a large terrace is the perfect place for a tasty meal. For children there is a playground and a non-swimmer pool with water games. Simply beautiful!
Schwalbach natural pool
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Str. 23, 65824 Schwalbach im Taunus
Opening hours: May – September 10 – 20 o'clock, 01 July to 09 August 2019 from 08:00 o'clock open
The total 1340qm water area of the natural pool are divided into three pools: One for swimmers with one-meter and three-meter springboard, one for non-swimmers with slide and another for small children with water games and bubbling stones. The bathroom also has a playground, a beach volleyball court, a football field and table tennis. Of course there is also a large lawn for relaxing.
An overview of the bathing lakes
Simply out of town. Enjoy nature, perhaps a little sandy beach for the little holiday feeling in your own surroundings. And, of course, refreshing water and a wide range of leisure activities. The bathing lakes in the region around Frankfurt offer you all this. The perfect excursion destinations to switch off completely and simply enjoy the summer. A few selected tips can be found here:
Langen Forest Lake
63225 Langen, Langener Waldsee
opening hours: The lido is usually open daily from mid-May to mid-September from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Langener Waldsee is a real idyll and with 72,000 square metres of water the largest leisure and recreation centre in the Rhine-Main area. 900 metres of sandy beach and inviting sunbathing lawns make the area around the spacious lake a popular destination for excursions. There is a large bicycle parking lot as well as a parking lot for cars. There are also beach volleyball courts, a snack and drink stand and a nudist area. Dogs are not allowed.
Swimming lake Mörfelden-Walldorf
64546 Mörfelden-Walldorf, Aschaffenburger Straße 20
Opening Hours: Until 14.9.2019 Monday to Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. / or nightfall
Accessible via B 44 direction Groß-Gerau, exit Walldorf-Nord
The Mörfelden-Walldorf bathing lake is a popular destination not only for Frankfurt bathers. You can relax here in beach chairs, there is a beach volleyball court and table tennis, a barbecue area and much more.
Entrance from 3 € adults, 1,80 € for teens/students
For the parking lot you have to pay 4,00 € fees (for motorcycles 2,50 €).
Schultheis pond Offenbach
63075 Offenbach, Lammertstraße 406, 63075 Offenbach
Opening hours: daily from 10.00 am to 20.00 pm.00 o'clock
The entrance to the swimming lake is free.
A very popular swimming lake with idyllic sandy beach and separate nudist area. Embedded in the middle of a nature reserve, a respectful coexistence of man and nature is required here. Please note: Dogs, swimming equipment, boats, air mattresses etc. are not allowed! And the passage with the car up to the pond is not permitted due to the designation as a nature reserve.
Pinta Beach Raunheimer Forest Lake
Aschaffenburger Str. 2, 65479 Raunheim
opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00 - 20.00 o'clock, Saturday and Sunday 8.00 - 20.00 o'clock
This extensive natural beach has designated areas for swimmers, non-swimmers, surfers and a separate, non-visible nudist area. As of 2019, the lido has a new operator who wants to offer its guests all kinds of services. Therefore, in addition to the classic lido, there is now also the PINTA BEACH aquafunpark - a true paradise for everyone who loves to climb, slide and jump. The use of the Aqua Park costs extra, a detailed instruction is included.
Photo: Bäder-Betriebe Frankfurt
Slightly further away
For beautiful open-air swimming pools or bathing lakes one gladly accepts a somewhat longer journey. So here are a few tips for excursions, which can be reached by car from Frankfurt in 30 – 50 minutes:
Leisure and recreation facility Meerhofsee
Seestrasse 1, 63755 Alzenau
opening hours: May, August, September from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., June and July from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Besides the pools for swimmers and one for small children, the Meerhofsee complex of course has even more to offer: If you don't just want to swim, you can also play beach volleyball, basketball, football or climb the climbing rock. For children there is a playground and the large sunbathing lawn with its numerous trees offers the perfect opportunity for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade. A kiosk and a grill hut are also available.
Neroberg 2, 65193 Wiesbaden
Opening hours: 7 – 20 o'clock
After extensive reorganization the Opelbad opens starting from 01 June again for its guests. They can not only look forward to the heated swimmer/non swimmer pool and the paddling pool for the little visitors. The magnificent view over the city also makes a visit to the Opelbad a real experience. A Finnish sauna for up to 40 people, a large sunbathing lawn, as well as a playground and the possibilities for outdoor chess, volleyball and table tennis are also on offer.
Outdoor pool Babenhausen
At Swimming Pool 7, 64832 Babenhausen (Parking lot: Ostheimer Weg 13)
Opening Hours: 12. May to 25 August 2019 daily from 09:00 to 20:00.
Besides the swimming pools, which have been renovated in 2010, the former coaster „Jenny“ is a real highlight here. On deck of the ship you can enjoy a relaxed snack. A real eye-catcher! There is also a spacious lawn for sunbathing with many shaded areas, a beach volleyball court, a boules court, a table tennis table and a small football field. Water rats can look forward to a wide water slide and the jump area with 1m and 3m towers.
Outdoor pool Büdingen
behind the Meisterei 20, 63654 Büdingen
Opening hours 2019:
10 May to 14 May May, 07:00 – 10:00 am
15 May to 06 June: 07:00 am – 19:00 am
07. June to August 11: 07:00 – 20:00 (Fridays and Saturdays 07:00 – 21:00)
Ab 12. August 07:00 – 19:00 hrs
The freshly renovated swimmer and nonswimmer pools invite you to swim and splash around. A real highlight is offered to the brave: The 10 meter diving tower – the only one of its kind in the region. If you are not looking for an adrenaline rush but for relaxation, you will get your money's worth on the 5000 sqm sunbathing lawn with old trees. For small children there is a water playground. And if you're looking for activities out of the water, you'll find big chess, a table tennis table and a beach volleyball court.
Mill valley bath
Mühltalstr. 72 – 80, 64297 Darmstadt
Opening hours: 12.05. – 15.09.2019, Mon + Sat + Sun 9 – 20pm, Tue + Thu 07:00 – 20:00pm, Wed + Fri 8:00 – 20:00 Uhr
In the south of Darmstadt, at the edge of the Odenwald forest, lies the Mühltalbad, which can score with a water slide in the non-swimmer area and a diving platform in the deeper swimmer area. For the little ones there is also a pool with an elephant slide. The sunbathing lawn and the stone grandstand invite you to relax. Sports activities outside the pool, such as beach volleyball or football, are also taken care of.
Natural outdoor pool Great Woog
Landgraf-Georg-Str. 121, 64287 Darmstadt
Opening hours: 12.05. – 15.09.2019 Mon + Sat + Sun 9 – 20 o'clock, Tue + Thu 07:00 - 20:00 o'clock, Wed + Fr 08:00 – 20:00 o'clock
A recreation paradise in the middle of the big city – this is the natural outdoor pool Großer Woog in Darmstadt. Consisting of the "family pool" and the "island", bathing fun in natural waters becomes here. For those who prefer swimming, there is a family pool between a non-swimmer, a swimmer and a tower area. Those who simply want to relax should retreat to the island, where the everyday stress can be perfectly eliminated. A wonderful destination for the whole family.
Licher forest swimming pool
Old Giessener Str, 35423 Lich
Opening hours from 15.05. – 15.09.2019: Weather dependent, usually from 10 a.m.
Bath supervision idR. On weekdays from 13:00-19:00 and on weekends from 10:00-20:00
not member bathers pay day admission: adults 3,00 EUR and children & teenagers up to 16 years 2,50 EUR.
This idyllic bathing lake is located in the forest at the edge of the small town of Lich. About 7000 m² of the water surface are available as a designated swimming area. The forest swimming pool is run by a non-profit association. But also non-members are welcome (but have to pay admission). There is a toddler pool, a kiosk, a beach volleyball court and much more. A place operated with much passion, which is always worth a visit.
Also, pack your bathing gear, hit the tide and relax in the summer heat! Have fun!