Munich's public indoor swimming pools at a glance

Indoor Public Swimming Pools in Munich

Munich offers a wide range of public indoor pools - from the magnificent art nouveau design of the Müllersche Volksbad to the sports-focused 50-meter pool of the Olympia-Schwimmhalle.

Schwimmbecken in der Olympiaschwimmhalle


Located in the west of Munich, the Westbad offers indoor and outdoor public swimming pools. The pool has two whirlpools, a water-current canal, a 60-meter waterslide, a paddling pool and a connection to the outdoor pool filled with Bad Reichenhall salt water. There are whirlpool seats and massage jets.

Professional swimmers might prefer the 25-meter sports pool. After swimming, the steam room and the open-plan sauna area with its Finnish sauna, sanarium and steam bath as well as the open-air cool-down area with a plunge pool (included in the admission price) will guarantee complete recreation. 

Im Westbad kommt Urlaubsstimmung auf
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Recreation for the whole family: Munich's Westbad


Schwimmbecken im Nordbad
Classic monumental and modern architecture: The Nordbad

North of Munich-Maxvorstadt lies a public indoor swimming bath, in classic monumental and modern architecture, that attracts swimmers with its 33-meter sports swimming pool and grand stands. Relaxed drifting in the big outdoor pool after a sudorific sauna or steam room session is another option in the classy public swimming pool. The outdoor pool is also open in winter. And why not get a massage?

Children and less experienced swimmers will enjoy the non-swimmers' pool, and toddlers paddling pool. At the integrated M-Fitnesscenter, fitness classes and the Nordbad cafe with areas for visitors and swimming bath guests complete the services Nordbad offers.


Whirlpool im Dantebad
All-season swimming with heated outdoor pools in winter: Dante-Winter-Warmfreibad

The Dantebad is a great choice for recreation in Munich Neuhausen-Nymphenburg. It's the only public outdoor swimming pool that is open throughout the year with warm water of 30 ° C even in winter. Hence why it's also listed as an indoor bath.

The 50-meter swimming pool is ideal for athletes. The wellness pool with its 34 ° C hot water, the sauna area, the underwater massage and the rapid current is perfect for hours of relaxation.

Olympic swimming pool (Olympia-Schwimmhalle)

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Are you into swimming competitions? Then you might remember the Olympic swimming pool, where the swimming competitions of the 1972 Summer Olympics took place. At the 50-meter sports pool, three lanes are always reserved for competitive swimmers. There is also a diving tower with diving boards and platforms from 1 to 10 meters. At the Olympia-Schwimmhalle M-Fitnesscenter (gym), fitness classes take place in the pool that also offers massages, a training pool and other facilities for professional as well as amateur athletes.

After an exhausting training session, you might enjoy the sauna paradise with sauna, sanarium, steam bath and whirlpool. The Olympic swimming pool is located between Schwabing-West and Moosach and is part of the Olympiapark Munich.


SWM/Robert Götzfried

East of the Ostbahnhof (East Station) in the Ostpark, next to the outdoor public swimming bath you find the Michaelibad. The outlay of the indoor swimming pool is perfect for an athletic audience, families and for anyone who enjoys wellness. There are two whirlpools, a 45° C steam bath next to the 25-meter sports pool and an 84-meter waterslide for older children and adults. In the non-swimmers pool you can learn how to swim, dabble or attend fitness classes. There is also a parent and child area with a water play area for the youngest water enthusiasts.

For a little extra money, you can relax in the two-tiered sauna area, with an extraordinary earth-loft sauna, a natural Finnish pinewood sauna, a sanarium with colored lights, a steam bath with steam shower and a view of the night sky. Relaxing massages are offered in both sections.


Schwimmhalle des Südbads in München-Sendling
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Indoor swimming plus outdoor wellness pool: Südbad

Indoor swimming and outdoor wellness are the key characteristics of the Südbad. Situated in Sendling in the southern area of Munich, the indoor swimming pool offers a great view of the surrounding greenery. The retractable doors in the glass façade open the swimming pool to a newly designed outside terrace and to an extensive lawn area for sunbathing. The pool was constructed in the 1950s. In 2012, the swimming bath was completely renovated, maintaining its fifties style.

The outdoor wellness pool in front of the ceiling-high glass façade has a flowing water torrent, Jacuzzi seats, a hot tub as well as massage and neck jets. Very special is the Südbad’s video wall


Ein Besuch im Cosimawellenbad ist bei jedem Wetter eine gute Idee
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Indoor swimming pool with artificial waves and natural fun: Cosimawellenbad

Artificial waves attract guests at the Cosimabad - Munich's first and only swimming pool with a wave machine. The waves are turned on every 30 minutes. Between the wave-machine sessions, swimmers take possession of the 33-meter pool. The open air pool with a heated whirlpool and massage jets offers great outdoor recreation, where you can swim openly beneath the sky, even if it's snowing all over the Bavarian capital.

Younger visitors enjoy the children's paddling pool with several water toys and other water attractions. Sauna fans, on the other hand, would like the 900 m² sauna area. In the blockhouse sauna, the temperature is like in a Finnish sauna, while the atmosphere resembles that of a mine shaft. Other attractions are the steam bath and the sanarium with crystals and color changing light. Finish off your day in the bath at the open-air terrace with the combined Kneipp and plunge pool for cooling off and on the loungers for relaxation.

Müllersches Volksbad

Müller'sches Volksbad
Müllersches Volksbad/Robert Götzfried
Magnificent art nouveau design in downtown-Munich: The Müller'sche Volksbad

Engineer Karl Müller donated the financial resources for building the Müllersche Volksbad on one condition: that the city builds a bath for the poor. In 1901, the swimming pool opened its doors. The bathing temple with its art nouveau design has many interesting things to offer and is one of the main attractions when it comes to swimming and bathing in Munich.

In the past, one 31-meter swimming pool and one 18-meter swimming pool divided male from female swimmers. The roman steam bath with the open-air courtyard is a must visit. There is also a Finnish sauna with color changing lights. At hourly intervals, water is poured onto the hot rocks. The baths in the Müllersche Volksbad were built at a time, when having your own bathroom was pure luxury. The city of Munich maintained the character of the pool as part of the city’s history. 

Bad Giesing-Harlaching

Schwimmbecken im Bad Giesing Harlaching.
Focus on swimming and fitness: Bad Giesing-Harlaching

Functionality and purist ambience were two goals, when the Bad Giesing-Harlaching was redeveloped in 2012. The public indoor swimming pool offers a 25-meter sports pool, a non-swimmers' pool, exercise pools, a parent and child area and a lawn area for sunbathing with paddling pool (accessible only in summer).

Bad Giesing-Harlaching offers several swimming and fitness courses for all age groups and all levels of fitness. 

Bad Forstenrieder Park

Freiluftgarten im Bad Forstenrieder Park
SWM / Kerstin Groh
Bad Forstenrieder Park: Asian wellness garden

The large sports pool is the first attraction of Bad Forstenrieder Park. The public indoor swimming pool is ideal for club swimmers and diving clubs. Aqua-aerobics and water gymnastics courses are held in a separate pool. Families enjoy the mother and child area, and the indoor and outdoor paddling pools for babies, toddlers and children.

In summer the lawn area with its own naturist zone is the ideal place for sunbathing. In winter the sauna facilities offer a sanarium, a steam bath with color changing lights, a cool-off area with plunge pools as well as a range of cold showers and foot spa. An outdoor Finnish sauna overlooks the gardens. The cold outdoor pool and Kneipp area for cooling off plus the Asian wellness garden with flowing water torrents, pathways, relaxation spots and stone monoliths can also be used both in summer and winter. 

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