Many Berliners cool off in the outdoor pools in the midsummer temperatures.

The midsummer temperatures caused an extraordinary rush in some of Berlin’s outdoor pools.

Berlin – The midsummer temperatures caused an extraordinary rush in some of Berlin’s outdoor pools. In front of the Prinzenbad in Kreuzberg, dozens of people queued in the blazing sun for a long time in the early afternoon, as a dpa reporter reported on site.

Many Berliners cool off in the outdoor pools in the midsummer temperatures. © Joerg Carstensen/dpa

With a view to the hot weekend, the Berlin baths had asked bathers to book their tickets in advance in the online shop, which guaranteed entry.

On Saturday, however, the companies wrote on the page: “Unfortunately, our ticket shop is currently not available, tickets for the summer pools are only available at the pool registers until further notice.”

In other pools, too, the rush was well above average. For example, according to a reporter, the queue at the summer swimming pool in Humboldthain was sometimes up to a hundred meters long – inside it was overcrowded.

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Pool company spokesman Matthias Oloew had announced before the weekend that the number of visitors was expected to be much higher than on average days. Unlike in the years before the pandemic, according to Oloew, there will be upper limits from this season.

“That means: If a pool is full, i.e. sold out, there are no more tickets at the cash registers.” The security specialists went up to maximum strength for the weekend.

In Berlin – as in many other cities and regions – it works German weather service (DWD) on Saturday and Sunday from the so far highest temperatures of the year. In the capital, the peak values ​​​​on Saturday are 36 degrees, on Sunday the temperatures should even climb to a maximum of 37 degrees. The weather service issued an official heat warning for Berlin.

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