Living with and on water - the abundance of water makes Augsburg an extremely desireable city to live in.
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While the canoe slalom Olympic course is closed to swimmers due to its roaring whitewater, other parts of the Eiskanal and the Proviantbach welcome swimmers in the summer months. On hot days many people dare a refreshing jump into the cool water at the Fribbe pool.
More than 100 large and small fountains are spread out over the entire urban area of Augsburg. On hot days they are cooling and refreshing oases. They are also meeting places and points of communication. Out of more than 20 fountains, pure Augsburg drinking water bubbles forth.
On balmy evenings the Lech canals are popular stopping places to conclude an evening with friends.
The drinking water in Augsburg is among the best in Europe. The tap water here is natural, untreated and pure. There is no need to shy away from comparisons to bottled water. It is usually better!
More about the water quality can be found on the pages of the Stadtwerke Augsburg (swa).
The Kahnfahrt (boat trip), part of the Augsburg city moat, is one of the most beautiful places in the city. Augsburg residents enjoy taking a boat out on the water or having a cool drink on the dock. This was one of Bertolt Brecht’s favorite locations in Augsburg over 100 years ago.
If you want to make a cosy boat trip, you will find more information here.
It is probably impossible to find a better place to swim in style! The old city pool is one of very few remaining Art Nouveau style swimming pools in Germany. But also the multitude of other swimming pools in Augsburg are worth a visit.
You can find more about the "Alte Stadtbad" here.
Since the measures for renaturation “Wertach Vital”, the river has become more easily approachable and it has flat slopes at the shores. Many families make use of this for relaxing hours at the Wertach. Cow Lake is a popular place all year round. In the summer in and out of the water and in the winter on the ice.