Swimming in an Olympic atmosphere is not only possible in the Olympiabad, but also in the heart of the city. Close to Nordbahnhof, in a regular street and in a building with a regular facade, the Stadtbad is hiding in plain view.
Hypermodern it ain’t, but it does have the grandness and ambition of German architecture from the previous century. After the somewhat clumsy changing rooms the big 50 meter-long swimming pool comes as a pleasant surprise. Even more surprising is the glass roof, which gives the building a wonderful bright atmosphere.