Water rats could hardly ask for better facilities for indulging their passion.
The Ruhr Region is Germany’s bathing metropolis with 158 leisure, indoor, outdoor and combination swimming facilities, 22 swim lakes and another 121 small swim facilities and learner pools in schools.

The adventure and leisure pools especially offer families with children diverse, multi-faceted opportunities for a short holiday at their doorstep.

There is something for everyone here, whether it’s spectacular slides or watery play areas for the little ones, or whirlpools, sunbathing lawns or sauna gardens for grown-ups.

And anyone preferring more sporty pastimes doesn’t come up short.
Most of the leisure pools offer their guests training options, such as aqua fitness or sport swimming pools, where the Olympic champions of the future can swim their lengths undisturbed.
The pools of the Ruhr Region are also exceptionally suited for health pursuits. They include the Aquarius Freizeitbad Borken, which puts its faith in the healing effects of salt baths, or the Meditherme Bochum, which even has a Kneipp bath with massage stones ready for you.