Germans return to pools and beer gardens as some Covid curbs are lifted

Germans return to pools and beer gardens as some Covid curbs are lifted

Many Germans were able to visit a beer garden, dine outdoors or go swimming for the first time in months on Friday as parts of the country began easing Covid-19 curbs.

Munich swimmers take to icy waters in Covid-era challenge

Munich swimmers take to icy waters in Covid-era challenge

German lifeguard service: ‘Coronavirus won’t stop guards saving drowning swimmers’

German lifeguard service: ‘Coronavirus won’t stop guards saving drowning swimmers’

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What are the new rules for swimming pools in Germany?

World records smashed in speedy Berlin swimming championship

World records smashed in speedy Berlin swimming championship

Is it safe to go swimming in Germany this summer?

Is it safe to go swimming in Germany this summer?

Bavarian teen hailed hero after saving youngster from drowning in pool

Bavarian teen hailed hero after saving youngster from drowning in pool

Freibad fracas: Rows escalate at Germany’s open air swimming pools

Freibad fracas: Rows escalate at Germany’s open air swimming pools

Germany records its hottest June temperature

Germany records its hottest June temperature

How to keep cool during Germany’s heatwave

How to keep cool during Germany’s heatwave

German pools cut opening hours amid lifeguard shortage

German pools cut opening hours amid lifeguard shortage

Four die in swimming accidents across Germany

Four die in swimming accidents across Germany

Six deaths in 24 hours as Germany suffers spate of swimming accidents

Six deaths in 24 hours as Germany suffers spate of swimming accidents

The ambitious plan to turn Berlin’s central canal into a giant swimming pool

The ambitious plan to turn Berlin’s central canal into a giant swimming pool

All you need to know about keeping safe while swimming this summer

All you need to know about keeping safe while swimming this summer

A guide to Berlin’s hidden swimming spots – from the woman who wrote the book on it
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A guide to Berlin’s hidden swimming spots – from the woman who wrote the book on it

These are the German lakes not deemed to have excellent swimming water

These are the German lakes not deemed to have excellent swimming water

At least two deadly swimming accidents over summer-like weekend

At least two deadly swimming accidents over summer-like weekend

Swimmers take plunge as Germany’s first open air pool of season opens

Swimmers take plunge as Germany’s first open air pool of season opens

Hundreds sign petition to kick male staff out of historic women-only baths

Hundreds sign petition to kick male staff out of historic women-only baths

Germany’s best beaches – The Local’s ultimate guide

Germany’s best beaches – The Local’s ultimate guide

Two asylum seekers charged with abusing girls in swimming pool

Two asylum seekers charged with abusing girls in swimming pool

Drownings rise sharply as refugees ‘overestimate ability’

Drownings rise sharply as refugees ‘overestimate ability’

Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis

Naked swimmer hospitalized after angler hooks his penis

Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavarian lake

Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavarian lake

Police report increase in sex crimes at swimming pools

Police report increase in sex crimes at swimming pools

Refugees offered swimming help after spate of drownings

Refugees offered swimming help after spate of drownings

German swims from Europe to Africa in under 3 hours

German swims from Europe to Africa in under 3 hours

Berlin refugee teen prepares to swim at the Olympics

Berlin refugee teen prepares to swim at the Olympics

Culture shock: an Italian tries a Bavarian swimming pool

Culture shock: an Italian tries a Bavarian swimming pool

Town bans male refugees from pools amid complaints

Town bans male refugees from pools amid complaints

Dortmund hosts Euro dog diving championship

Dortmund hosts Euro dog diving championship

Teen swimmer finds €16,000 gold bar in lake

Teen swimmer finds €16,000 gold bar in lake

‘Mad professor’ to swim length of Rhine

‘Mad professor’ to swim length of Rhine

250 summer swimmers die in German waters

250 summer swimmers die in German waters

Village builds giant rake in search for turtle

Village builds giant rake in search for turtle

Snapping turtle terrorizes Bavarian lake

Snapping turtle terrorizes Bavarian lake

German pair take gold in synchronized diving

German pair take gold in synchronized diving

Holidaymakers warned of blow-up death traps

Holidaymakers warned of blow-up death traps

Four swimming deaths in a week prompt warning

Four swimming deaths in a week prompt warning

Germans bathe easy in clear waters

Germans bathe easy in clear waters

Munich inventor makes splash with sea rucksack

Munich inventor makes splash with sea rucksack

Hardy Germans brave snow to take a dip

Hardy Germans brave snow to take a dip

Athlete fights for silver; swimmers sink

Athlete fights for silver; swimmers sink

Swimmers fail to make splash as Olympics open

Swimmers fail to make splash as Olympics open

Pressure mounts for swim sweethearts

Pressure mounts for swim sweethearts

Swimmer sinks own German record

Swimmer sinks own German record

Bruno ‘The Orca’ takes on mammoth swim

Bruno ‘The Orca’ takes on mammoth swim

Phelps shines in Berlin swim meet

Phelps shines in Berlin swim meet

Swim champ Britta Steffen makes shock withdrawal

Swim champ Britta Steffen makes shock withdrawal

Open water swimmer Lurz takes fifth world title

Open water swimmer Lurz takes fifth world title

Cologne council members consider opening Rhine to swimmers

Cologne council members consider opening Rhine to swimmers

Lakes and beaches sparkle for summer bathing season

Lakes and beaches sparkle for summer bathing season

Councils with liquidity problems leave swimming pools out to dry

Councils with liquidity problems leave swimming pools out to dry

Danube town hosts Europe’s biggest winter swim carnival

Danube town hosts Europe’s biggest winter swim carnival

74-year-old German man swims Strait of Gibraltar

74-year-old German man swims Strait of Gibraltar

Steffen breaks world 100 metres freestyle record but credits suit

Steffen breaks world 100 metres freestyle record but credits suit

Fears more poor swimmers will drown this summer

Fears more poor swimmers will drown this summer

Girl dead after mystery swimming accident puts family in hospital

Girl dead after mystery swimming accident puts family in hospital

Frodeno wins surprise triathlon gold

Frodeno wins surprise triathlon gold

Steffen upsets Trickett for 100-metre freestyle gold

Steffen upsets Trickett for 100-metre freestyle gold