Oberursel’s outdoor swimming pool re-opens

Oberursel’s outdoor swimming pool (Freibad) re-opened on Wednesday morning (4th June, 2014) after a break of almost two years.  With the indoor pool still not completed, some compromises have had to be made, such as temporary toilets and food stalls.  But the outdoor changing rooms are a permanent feature and will supplement the indoor ones once they open.

150 car parkings spaces are available in the car park, and apparently this is approximately the same amount as in the old car park which is currently being built upon.  The new one stands on the site where the old indoor pool once stood.

The first guests arrived just before the pool opened at 8am to purchase their season tickets.  First to arrive was Horst Marx, closely followed by Herr and Frau Randoll and Heinz Kirchhoff.  They were greeted by the new head lifeguard Frank Achtzehn.

Entry prices for the pool have been increased for the new season, with a day ticket costing €5 for adults, €3 for concessions (although not pensioners) and €2,50 for children aged 5 to 16.  Children under 5 are free.

An adult season ticket for this summer costs €80, half price for children, although there is also a special offer for children during the summer holidays to go swimming as much as the want for a one-off fee of €30.

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About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


  1. Does anyone know when the indoor pool will open, and what the opening hours will be? I would love to find a pool that opens for early morning swimming (6am or earlier) and has a Masters swim team? Thanks Karen.

    • Having missed several of the target dates, the current aim is to have the indoor pool open in November.

      When it does open, it will only be open to the public on weekdays from 7am to 8am, after which it will be used by the local schools until 10am. In the evenings it is set to close at 9pm, and at weekends it will be open from 10am until 9pm.

      For details of teams that swim there, try contacting the SCO: http://www.schwimmclub.de/

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