But Dantebad stays open throughout the entire year, and in the cold weather there is a special sort of pleasure to an evening spent at this outdoor, heated pool complex. You wrap yourself in your towel and make a short, but cold, dash from the back door of the sauna/gym, across the frozen wet concrete, and jump into the heated water, steam rising off it's surface into the star-studded sky above. There are two pools; one, a large lap pool with lanes on one side and a free swimming area on the other; and, two, a large bathing pool that is like a giant hot tub, with jets and even a "lazy river" (though it's actually the opposite of "lazy" as when the current gets turned on, it whirls around in a big circle like a whirlpool, and it's easy to spend half an hour riding the current around and giggling like a child).
Munich has several public swimming pools scattered throughout the city, and though they all have a unique character, this one is my favorite because of the outdoor, heated pool. Dantebad (like most of the public swimming pools) also has a large sauna complex, massage therapists on-site, and a restaurant and bar. So you can see why it is very easy to spend a Friday night here.
How to get there:
U1, U7, StadtBus 151, 164, 165, Tram 20, 21 (Westfriedhof)
Sauna and pool open daily 7:30 - 23:00