“The outdoor pool season is in full swing,” write the Berlin pool companies – but that’s only partially true: not all outdoor pools in the city are open, one thing is still missing: the one in West Staaken. But the small swimming pool with charm and shade is finally being opened as the last outdoor pool. When it’s almost 30 degrees, the pool operators get out the key and open the outdoor pool in West-Staaken on Saturday, July 2, at 7 a.m. The current Tagesspiegel newsletter for Berlin-Spandau reports on this. It is available in full length with exclusive district news, neighborhood debates, lots of dates and tips at leute.tagesspiegel.de.

The small swimming pool with a 25 m pool, water mushroom and children’s slide and plenty of shade is open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In normal times, 13,000 visitors came to the outdoor pool, which opened in August 1980 – at that time the corner belonged to the GDR. Bianca Tchinda (“Schwimmblog”) has reconstructed the whole story: schwimm-blog-berlin.de. With the end of the summer holidays, the outdoor pool season also ends: it ends on August 21st.

The outdoor pool on the outskirts of the city has the weakness that it is not always easy to reach with the BVG at the weekend, as users complain.

The Spandau Kickers (650 athletes), who have their sports field right next to the swimming pool, have complained about this again and again: here is the story in the Tagesspiegel.

[Read more about the bathing summer in Spandau: “Drivers are tearing down barriers at the bathing area from the earth” – Does a BVG bus help on Lake Glienicke? – In the fight against speeders and noisemakers on the Havel]

The corner has an interesting history: there used to be an airfield and barracks there. Later it was used as the GDR financial college and finally as a hospital until it was closed more than 20 years ago. In 1990 the corner returned to Berlin-Spandau. The former clinic where ice skating star Katarina Witt was born will be converted into a large residential area by 2026: here is the story of “Metropolitan Park”. There is also a Waldorf school.

[Lots of district news, lots of appointments and personal tips: the complete Spandau newsletter from the Tagesspiegel is available once a week at leute.tagesspiegel.de]

I send you the Spandau newsletter once a week, bundled and with lots of specific news from Kladow to Hakenfelde, from Staaken to Siemensstadt. Here I name the topics that you will find in the current Spandau newsletter.

– Altstadt: New café planned by the river – this is a rarity in Spandau

– Large student residence is being built in the old town directly on the Havel

– “Need a small statue of liberty”: ideas from ex-mayor Helmut Kleebank for the new bank design

– 14 million construction site: Start of construction for the “Spandauer Horn” on the Spree corner Havel. The date and how to build

– Havelradweg: New luggage compartments at the old town bridge?

– “The Federal President has bees from Spandau in his garden”: the head of the Spandau beekeepers’ association in an interview about honey, criticism of the Spandau town hall and tips for families and their garden

– Lots of ideas and plans for the water town: Fresh greenery, street art walls, new social center with the church – but the WBM fails with their gastro plans on the Havelufer. Plus: SUP races and dance evenings start on the banks of the Havel

– 100 years village church in the garden city of Staaken: the 1st photo and the anniversary celebration

– Best-of-BVV: AfD candidate takes the 9th attempt to elect the city council

– Linke wants free toilets for women in Spandau

– Garbage annoyance and anger at motorists on Lake Glienicke who tear obstacles out of the ground – Politics meets the police and fire brigade

– Dischinger Bridge between Arcaden and Ikea: Attention, traffic jam in July!

– Heerstraße Nord: Video surveillance is getting serious

– Maximilian, the yellow currywurst booth from Spandau

– Dates without end: open-air cinema, outdoor pool, culture in the arcades, concerts – and shady excursion destinations

– Local sport: Spandau is the epi center in canoe polo and the new vice president of Hertha BSC is Spandauer

– Berlin-Spanpfau: Readers again show photos of their favorite peacock

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