The "green classroom" of the environmental academy (right) and bungalows, as if fallen out of time. Photo: Juliane Schäfer
- no admission
- old school GDR flair snack bar with cheap fries, ice cream and bikers
- table tennis and volleyball court, playground available
- many trees where you can hang a hammock
- modern Toilets and Showers are also available
- Sunbathing lawns under the pine grove directly on the Dresden Heath
Monday to Friday 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 to 19:00
adress: Zum Sportpl. 1, 01108 Dresden
Nature Culture Bath Zschonergrund
Non-swimmer pool in front and swimmer pool in the back. At the very end you can see the impressive filter system. Photo: Juliane Schäfer
It was founded in the thirties, then decaying during the post-reunification period, and has joined forces with Natur Kultur Bad Zschonergrund e.V. to restore and preserve this unique and beautiful village. Only in 2015 all hurdles were removed and the bath was lovingly restored.
The view from the large sunbathing lawn. Just like on holiday. Photo: Juliane Schäfer
The approach is a little more complicated, but worth it (about 1 hour to the bath). From the Postplatz take bus 94 direction Cossebaude to the bus stop Zschonergrundstraße. Then you have to walk a few minutes along the Zschonergrundstrasse in the direction of Romatik Hotel Pattis (former mill), then continue along the Merbitzer Strasse out of town, past the Zschonergrundbad car park (about 45 minutes from the Postplatz).￼
The slope of the bath is exceptionally cool. Photo: Juliane Schäfer
- biological self-cleaning of the water (by aquaculture and gravel bed...)
- Romantic Bistro in the traditional courtyard ensemble
- volleyball court, playground
- spacious green sunbathing lawns directly on the Zschonergrund (also a popular excursion destination for locals), surrounded by pastures with cows and meadows, also suitable for hiking
At the entrance of the bathroom: The bistro, always open when the bathroom is open. Photo: Juliane Schäfer
- open daily 10 - 19 o'clock (please note opening hours, they vary from time to time depending on the month)
- Admission adults (from 16 years): 3,50 €, children (from 4 years): 2,50 € (children under 4 years free)
adress: Merbitzer Straße 61, 01157 Dresden, Germany
The outdoor pool Mockritz: To see in front, the frog pond, which naturally cleans the lake behind it. Photo: Juliane Schäfer
The Mockritz outdoor swimming pool is very easy to reach by tram line 11. Simply drive to the end stop in the direction of Zschertnitz. From here you walk for about 10 minutes through the beautiful Kaitzbachtal valley to the outdoor pool. Or if the bus 63 in direction Pillnitz comes right away, you can alternatively take it to the stop Münzteichweg and walk from there for another 2 minutes to the bath.
The Mockritzer outdoor swimming pool captivates by its beautiful location. Furthermore, it comes closest to an open-air swimming pool, as it was usual in the GDR: wooden changing rooms for the pensioners, who spend some of their leisure time there, the snack stall with the long queue (but don't worry), the starting blocks,... everything has this 60s touch, only my bathing cap from that time with the pimples is missing. Nevertheless everything is very well maintained and idyllic. Here I also let complete days pass by: swimming, naps, fries, cyclists, swimming, naps,.... also great with children.
- Beach volleyball and table tennis tables
- Natural pond without chlorine, which can clean itself with the help of fish and plants.
- GDR snack bar like in the old days: "The Bocki at the Mocki"
- many sunbathing lawns in direct proximity to the old village centre Mockritz and the Kaitzbach, both very pretty
- traditional GDR bathroom, but beautifully decorated
- open daily from 9:00 to 19:00 (on warm days also open spontaneously longer)
adress: Münzteichweg 22b, 01217 Dresden, Germany
Please check all bathing areas on the Internet for possible closure beforehand, because all baths can do without chlorine and are also closed at short notice on a daily basis if the biological contamination is too high to recover the water!