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10 top-notch swimming pools open to the public

By: Catie Leary on May 27, 2014, 10:26 a.m.

Photo: Ulrike Berlin/Flickr

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This quirky floating pool situated along the River Spree in Berlin is the product of a local art project that sought to add life to the surrounding neighborhood.

First opened in 2004, the Badeschiff (which means "swimming boat" in English) was constructed from the recycled hull of a vessel. Because the Spree is so polluted, the Badeschiff is the perfect solution for people who want to take a dip near the water without going in the river.