Outdoor Beaches and Pools in Köln

Since we mostly stayed in Köln during summer vacation, we checked out some beaches and pools that would help us cool off and beat the heat. The pool culture in Köln is pretty amazing. I have no idea how may pools there are here-but there are MANY. And these pools aren’t just pools. Most sell food and have amazing slides and diving boards of all different heights. Some are more for relaxing, and have underwater classical music you can listen to while floating in perfectly heated water. Some pools offer combined spa services. Some are nude only. Any kind of pool experience you are looking for you can find here in Köln. Unfortunately, most of the indoor pools don’t allow photography, so I’ll just be showing you a few of the outdoor pools and beaches here.

Rodenkirchen Beach is just about a mile from The Weckschnapp, right on The Rhine. I was surprised by how uncrowded it was for a city beach.

IMG_4034

 

IMG_4039

 

IMG_4047

 

IMG_4049

 

IMG_4085

 

IMG_4094

 

IMG_4069

 

IMG_4100

 

IMG_4128

Nothing like fresh air, sun and swimming to tire you out! Side note: check out Kiera’s hand. She is always holding some sort of treasure she’s found. Usually it’s a flower or feather that has been completely mangled and wilted in the process of keeping it “safe” in her clammy little hand. I always want to remember this about her.

 

Blackfoot Beach is a man-made lake on the outskirts of Köln. It was more crowded and more of a party beach, but still fun.

IMG_3793

 

IMG_3741

 

IMG_3882

 

IMG_3885

 

IMG_3803

 

IMG_3808

 

IMG_3814

 

IMG_3818

 

IMG_3823

 

IMG_3851

 

IMG_3858

Quinnie checking out barnacles

IMG_3899

 

There was a cool inflatable raft that you could jump onto from higher up (which would then bounce the people already on the raft into the water).

 

Lentbad outdoor pool is a short bike ride from our place. This place is gigantic and amazing. We were there almost every weekend during the winter for their awesome ice skating rinks (The past few weeks Kiera has been asking DAILY if we can go ice skating there. She just doesn’t want to accept that she has to wait until Fall). They also have a gigantic indoor pool. You can read about all of that in this previous post. Back then I didn’t even know about the outdoor pool in the summer. The girls LOVED it.

IMG_5006

 

IMG_4920

This water slide was a huge hit!

IMG_4924

 

IMG_4963

 

IMG_4973

 

Quinnie on the slide

 

Quinnie and Matilda going down the slide together

There are many more outdoor pools and beaches in Köln- we’ll have to check them out next year…

 

 

2 thoughts on “Outdoor Beaches and Pools in Köln

  1. harry

    Great beaches..how about a post on mama and papa? Great post..let us know when you get moved..xo grandma

  2. Tanta Jenny

    No such thing as personal space on these beaches..haha! Did you don your tankini?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *