Waves, water slides, tropical ambience and perfect swimming weather regardless of the season – Germany's leisure pools are worth a visit at any time of year.
From special effects to snow
Splashtastic fun is guaranteed at Aqualand in Cologne, where a whole host of exciting slides featuring special effects are waiting to be discovered. Afterwards, you can unwind in one of the ten saunas, the Turkish bath or the artificial ice cave. The Schwapp water park in Fürstenwalde, Brandenburg, even has a snow room and a natural swimming pool. Germany's leisure pools not only promise hours of fun and relaxation, they also score highly for architecture and design. You could be looking up at impressively complex roofs or be surrounded by exotic plants. In the sauna areas, meanwhile, there might be roaring fires and marvellous views of the surrounding landscape. More information is available at www.germany.travel/theme-parks.