When walking from Marienplatz, down Tal, past Isartor and crossing the river Isar, you will find the Muellersches Volksbad. The building is very beautiful and there is a small Cafe outside. Nice place to have a coffe and a small break.
Müllersches Volksbad is a beautiful Art Nouveau swimming pool in a very impressive building (considering it's a swimming pool, anyway ;). It was completed in 1901 and Mr. Karl Müller gave it to the city of Munich - hence the name!
There are several saunas in here as well as the pool and I bet it's a great place for a "spa-day". I'd love to go swimming here some day but I didn't bring my swimsuit so I only stopped for a look and a drink in the cafe.
What a great Art Nouveau building! Strolling along the Isar I saw this fantastic example of one of my favorite architectural styles. Muellersches Volksbad is Munich's oldest public bath built at the beginning of the 20th century. In front of the building is a nice café where you can have a coffee while watching the Isar flowing and people sunbathing on its banks.
Munich’s first public bath-house, donated to his fellow-citizens by wealthy engineer Karl Müller. It was inaugurated in 1901, and is one of the few still standing bathing-installations of the turn of the century. Already the approach to this building, richly decorated with Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) elements and standing on the banks of the River Isar below the Gasteig Kulturzentrum, is an experience to relish.
To this day you can enjoy a stylish bath in the installations of the Müllersches Volksbad, and even a historic steam bath is available.
Experts say this gem of a bathhouse is the most beautiful Art Nouveau one in Europe.
Mueller’sches Volksbad: Munich’s first public bath-house, donated by the wealthy engineer Karl Mueller. This beautiful Art Neauveau building was inaugurated in 1901, thus celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It is located on the banks of the River Isar. It is my favorite pool in Munich and its sauna and Roman steam baths are a wonderful place to relax.
An amazing piece of Jugendstil (I think!) architecture. The 30m swimming pool is just gorgeous! There are private massage rooms and several grades of steam rooms and saunas.
This picture is of the roman-irish Schwitzbad. Here is where you strip off your towel and pretend that you are not the least bit worried that you are surrounded by naked people of the opposite sex... I should add here that I did not see a single out of shape person ! Unsaid rule may be: no pot-bellies allowed?! :))
GO SWIMMING!!! a) May - September: in one of the fantastic clear, cold lakes around Munich (at least 10-50 km in each direction) or b) in the urban swimming baths: One of the most beautiful for roman-irish sweeting sauna is the MÜLLERSCHE VOLKSBAD!
(different each bath)