Stadtbad (Koblenz)

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The Stadtbad in Koblenz, seen from the Balduin Bridge
The entrance of the city bath
The swimming pool of the city bath
Demolition of the Stadtbad 04/2015

The Stadtbad was a public swimming pool in Koblenz . The indoor swimming pool was opened in 1966 in the old town next to the Balduin Bridge . In summer 2012 it was closed due to dilapidation, only the sauna operation could be maintained for a short time. From January to May 2015, the municipal swimming pool was finally demolished. A new building is planned on a reserved area on the Moselle bend in the Rauental district .


Previous buildings

Public river bathing establishments on the Rhine and Moselle were located in Koblenz until the 20th century . The residential pool on Kastorpfaffenstrasse was the first indoor pool in the city ( 50 ° 21 ′ 39.3 ″  N , 7 ° 36 ′ 12 ″  E ). It was built between 1900 and 1901 by the Koblenz architect Ludwig Schweitzer in the Art Nouveau style and had a 14-meter pool.

Badly damaged in the air raids on Koblenz in World War II, it was temporarily restored so that operations could be resumed. With the construction of the new public bath at the Balduin Bridge , the residential bath was closed on July 7, 1966. It was then torn down and the area was then built on with new apartment blocks.


A new indoor swimming pool was built on the ruins of the Bassenheimer Hof, which was destroyed in World War II (next to the Dominican monastery in Koblenz and the Balduin Bridge) in Weißer Gasse. The new Stadtbad was opened on July 12, 1966 after a two-year construction period. The construction costs amounted to around 6.5 million DM (12,787,262 €). Since the opening, u. a. the SC Poseidon Koblenz used the municipal swimming pool for training and competitions, some of the schools in the city center of Koblenz held their swimming lessons here.

After the public swimming pool had been monitored by experts since 2008 because of the poor structure of the building, the indoor swimming pool had to be finally closed in the summer of 2012 because it was dilapidated. In previous years, attempts had been made to remedy the most serious structural and technical deficiencies. However, it was more provisional, as it had been clear for years that a fundamental renovation or a new building would be necessary. In November 2012 it became known that the indoor pool had to be demolished as it was threatened with collapse. The visitors now have to switch to the other two baths, the Beatus bath in the gold mine and the school bath on the Karthauser . A new building is being planned, but has so far failed due to financing. Most of the members of the city council are in favor of a new building on a vacant lot in the Rauental . The city is now looking for an investor who is ready to build and operate the new indoor swimming pool. In January 2015, work began on the demolition of the old Stadtbad building, which was completed in May 2015. The “Weißer Höfe” residential complex with an underground car park will then be built on the site.


The municipal swimming pool was equipped with a sports pool with 25-meter lanes, a non-swimmer pool, a diving tower with a height of 3 m and 5 m, a 3 m diving board and two 1 m diving boards. There was also a sauna and a steam sauna in the building.


  • Energieversorgung Mittelrhein GmbH (ed.): History of the city of Koblenz . Overall editing: Ingrid Bátori in conjunction with Dieter Kerber and Hans Josef Schmidt
    • Vol. 1: From the beginning to the end of the electoral era . Theiss, Stuttgart 1992. ISBN 3-8062-0876-X
    • Vol. 2: From the French city to the present . Theiss, Stuttgart 1993. ISBN 3-8062-1036-5

Web links

Commons : Stadtbad in Koblenz  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Large construction site "Weißer Höfe": Stadtbad Koblenz opened a new chapter in: Rhein-Zeitung , April 2nd, 2015
  2. Redevelopment urgently required: Koblenzer Stadtbad remains closed for the time being in: Rhein-Zeitung , July 12, 2012
  3. Koblenzer Stadtbad must be demolished immediately - a collapse cannot be ruled out in: Rhein-Zeitung , November 12, 2012
  4. ^ Koblenz: Politics is behind the new indoor swimming pool in: Rhein-Zeitung , October 24, 2013
  5. Dismantling of the old city bath in Koblenz has begun in: Rhein-Zeitung , January 14, 2015

Coordinates: 50 ° 21 ′ 43.8 "  N , 7 ° 35 ′ 33.9"  E