Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, Germany
What’s so great about this pool?
The Hotel Bayerischer Hof is one of those huge hotels that seem to have been around forever. It’s got history, it’s got style, it’s got class …and it’s got an incredible pool perched on the top – with views over the Munich skyline. The pool has quiet areas so you can relax or just get on with the serious business of swimming lengths.
Swimming pool details
- Dimensions of the pool are 14.5 metres x 14.5 metres – big enough for an invigorating swim.
- Swimmers at the pool sometimes feel slightly light-headed – this is because the pool is at 570 metres above sea level
- This is an indoor/outdoor pool, with a clear roof that can be pulled across when the weather turns nasty. And in winter, there is even an open fire close to the pool, so you can warm up after a brisk swim.
- Pool and sauna are open every day from 7.00am to 10.30pm
- Around the pool is a great gym and spa complex. This features a range of saunas, a classic steam bath, an immersion pool and a quiet area.
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So the pool’s fab – what about the hotel?
The Hotel Bayerischer Hof is a grand hotel in the Victorian style. It was initially built in 1841, but the present building was largely constructed around 1900. So it’s jolly big and very plush! It has 340 rooms, of which 65 are suites. Heaps of famous people stay there. It’s got a huge health spa offering all kinds of treatments. And it has at least five restaurants – one of which has two Michelin stars, one of which offers traditional Bavarian dishes and another which offers a brasserie menu (onion soup, steak frites and chips – you know the sort of thing!) And just in case you want a bit of live entertainment there is a night club and a piano bar – and on Sundays there are regular jazz brunches.
What else is there to do round here?
Everyone has heard of the Oktoberfest, when travellers from all over the world descend on Munich and drink a lot of beer. But Munich is also one of the finest and most historic cities in Europe. It is famous for beer and most visitors will wander around the historic city centre and drop in on famous beer cellars such as the Hofbrauhaus founded in 1589. There is a famous cathedral, two palaces, incredible historic churches, food markets and some of the finest picture galleries in the world. And in winter there are the famous Christmas markets, where you can join the throngs buying traditional German foods and gifts. You’ll never get bored!
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