The Badedampfer

Germany's first floating whirlpool.

It all started in the Berlin winter of 2016. The founder and inventor of the Badedampfer, Jannis Wetzlaugk, has been fleeing the winter months for several years by working as a personal trainer on a cruise ship. 

While he's enjoying himself in the sun, he thinks about a way to give the long Berlin winter a warm and pleasant feeling. 

The idea of a floating whirlpool was born. 

After approx. 2 years of planning, idea development and search for a suitable shipyard, as well as rental location, the Badedampfer BL GmbH was founded in April 2019.


After the foundation, a shipyard specialized in aluminium boats was commissioned with the construction of the Badedampfer.

After a long and exciting development and construction phase the first Badedampfer will finally be launched in Berlin in September 2019. 

The Badedampfer is 5 metres long and 2.5 metres wide and can accommodate up to 6 people. The boat is equipped with a 3 kw electric motor, that means no gas smell, no vibrations and no engine noises. It can be driven without a driving licence by anyone over 18 years after a short introduction. 


The cold water from the tap is already heated and filled into the pool. The water temperature is kept relaxed at 39 degrees with the help of wooden pellets and an oven so that it does not get cold during the trip and no one has to be out of the water.


The steering of the boat is super easy. The steering is done by a tiller directly out of the pool. Throttle and brake are operated with a small lever next to the tiller. 


You and your friends enjoy a unique experience and even do something good. For every booked trip with the Badedampfer we donate 5 Euro to Sea-Watch e.V. for the civil sea rescue of refugees.