7 tropical swimming pools in Germany that are out-of-this-world

7 tropical swimming pools in Germany that are out-of-this-world

7 tropical swimming pools in Germany that are out-of-this-world

Let’s be honest: the weather in Germany hardly ever reaches tropical temperatures and, right now, with nothing but grey skies, wind and rain in sight, you’d probably prefer to be somewhere else. 

Escape the January blues with a tropical swim

So, what better way to keep your spirits up than escaping to a tropical paradise for the day? Just a short dip in one of these tropical pools in Germany will have you feeling like a brand new person. Let’s dive in. 

1. Tropical Islands, Brandenburg 

Escape to Europe’s largest tropical holiday resort, tucked inside a former airship hangar that is the biggest free-standing hall in the world. If the sheer size of Tropical Islands doesn’t impress you, maybe the indoor rainforest (which is home to over 20.000 different plant species), artificial beach, real palm trees, whitewater rapids and the highest water slide in Germany will do the trick. 

tropical islands brandenburgImage credit: Tropical Islands

Day tickets start at 45 euros for adults (children up to five go for free). Overnight stays start from 100 euros per person per night and include access to the park for 24 hours. You can also camp! 

2. Therme Erding, Bavaria

No matter whether saunas or slides are your thing, you can expect blissful summer temperatures and turquoise water wherever you go at Therme Erding, the largest thermal bath in the world.

While guests young and old let off steam on the park’s 27 water slides, adventurers embark on voyages of discovery through galaxies and jungles thanks to the park’s virtual reality slides. When you’ve screamed yourself hoarse, the spa area, complete with more than 35 saunas and steam baths, awaits.   

therme erding bavariaImage credit: Studi85 [CC BY-SA 3.0]

A pass to the water park starts at 19 euros for two hours. Children up to the age of 3 go for free. There is a surcharge payable on national holidays

3. Badeparadies Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg

Enjoy the feel of the Caribbean under hundreds of real palm trees 365 days a year at Badeparadies Schwarzwald! 18 soothing pools, 12 themed saunas and 23 adventurous slides form this paradise in the middle of the Black Forest.

Soak up the holiday feeling sipping cocktails at the pool bar, sweat out your winter blues in the spa section and then take to the mineral pools and whirlpool for a taste of pure luxury. 

badeparadies schwarzwaldImage credit: Badeparadies Schwarzwald

A day pass to access all areas costs 40 euros, but less if you’re just there for the slides! Children up to the age of three enter for free. Tickets cost extra on weekends and holidays. 

4. Rulantica, Europa-Park, North Rhine-Westphalia

Gone are the days when the water park at Europa-Park, the biggest amusement park in Germany, could only be visited in the summer months. Rulantica, the new Nordic-themed indoor water world, is open year-round!

With 25 exciting attractions in nine themed areas, including 17 water slides, a huge wave pool and a 250-metre lazy river, the park promises an unforgettable adventure for the whole family

rulantica europa parkImage credit: Europa-Park

Day tickets start at 38,50 for adults and 35,50 euros for children aged 4 - 11. Kids under the age of four and children who attend on their birthday get in for free! There are also discounted prices available after 5 pm. 

5. AquaMagis, North Rhine-Westphalia

Experience unforgettable water and slide fun at AquaMagis Water and Slide Park! From the world’s first “wind slide” and duo standing slides, to Germany’s first looping slide and the turbo slide “Green Kick”, which starts with a 10 metre drop, this park is all about the slides.

If adrenaline isn’t your thing, you can always while away the hours in the saunas, adventure river, wave pool and panorama baths. Did we mention there’s a pirate ship?

aquamagis green kick slideImage credit: Aquamagis

Prices start at 20 euros per adult and 17 euro per child on weekends. There are discounts on weekday visits and family tariffs available as well. Children under the age of three go free. 

6. Ocean Wave, Lower Saxony

Searching for that ultimate tropical feeling? Sink into the steam bath at Ocean Wave and feel your spirits soar! The large wave pool, filled with real seawater, lets you feel the power of the North Sea without risking a chill. Jump and dive like a dolphin then climb the lighthouse’s spiral staircase for a thrilling, 101-metre slide!

When it’s time to relax, the lush greenery of the sauna deck provides a welcome oasis of calm, complete with two floors of steam rooms, saunas, plunge pools and whirlpools. 

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Tickets to the pools start at 7,50 euros for two hours for an adult and 5,50 euros for children aged up to 17. Entry to the sauna deck costs an additional 15 euros for four hours. Children who are less than one metre tall enter for free. 

7. Ostsee Therme, Schleswig-Holstein

Forget everyday life for a few hours and enjoy water, warmth and wellness at Ostsee Therme, a unique paradise on the Baltic Sea. Located within view of the beach, this luxury leisure, bathing and sauna paradise offers something for everyone!

Guests young and old can soak up a slice of action at the wild water rapids, slides and lively fountains located in the water adventure world. Those looking to switch off can head to the spa areas, where the beneficial saltwater pools, steaming outdoor pools and whirlpools will get them bubbling with new energy.

ostsee thermeImage credit: Ostsee Therme

Three-hour entry to the water world is 18 euros for adults and 12 euros for kids aged 4 - 15. A water world / sauna world combination ticket costs 25 euros for adults and 19 euros for children. There are discounted prices for families and evening visits. 

Dive into a watery paradise this winter

There are so many great tropical pools in Germany, this list barely scratches the surface! They’re the perfect remedy to this miserable winter weather. Which one will you be trying?



Abi Carter

Abi studied History & German at the University of Manchester. She has since worked as a writer, editor and content marketeer, but still has a soft spot for museums, castles...

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