Jackie O berlin
Flussbad Lichtenberg
What comes next is another story and you can follow it not just through hearsay, but as a direct, percipient witness.
What comes next is another story and you can follow it not just through hearsay, but as a direct, percipient witness.
Sitting on the 50,000 square meter plot of waterfront land, Flußbad Lichtenberg was the largest and ultra-modern riverside bathhouse in Europe, incorporating the newest ideas and technologies. One such state of the art concept was heat recycling, utilization of waste thermal energy generated by Klingenberg power plant.

The size was not a matter of obsession with making it big. Guided by Rudolf Gleye the architect and engineer, it was a reasonable and practical response to catastrophic conditions of public hygiene in Berlin of the post World War I period.

The bath complex was almost completely leveled during WW II, with the neighboring power plant and other industrial facilities being prime targets. For years after the war, Flußbad was a "wild swimming area" but for the most part a dump to dispose the rubble of destroyed buildings. In 1953, the facility was converted to serve The Customs Administration which lasted in this capacity until the end of GDR and the onset of nature.

What comes next is another story and you can follow it not just through hearsay, but as a direct, percipient witness.