Strandbad Waidsee

Waidsea Lido

The Waidsee Lido is a popular destination for locals and foreigners every summer. The spacious leisure facility offers plenty of sunbathing areas with shady trees, sailing, surfing, fishing, diving and nudism in the neighbouring leisure pool "miramar". The beach volleyball court, children's playground, garden chess, table tennis and a kiosk of the adjacent restaurant "Delano" round off the offer.
This groundwater lake was created between 1966 and 1970 with the construction of the new motorway between Darmstadt and Heidelberg. 2 million cubic metres of fill material for the route and dams were extracted, creating a lake of 24 hectares of water surface, with an average sea depth of 15 metres, a maximum sea depth of around 30 metres, a maximum east-west extension of 700 metres and a maximum north-south extension of around 500 metres.

Address Lido:
Hammerweg 61
69469 Weinheim
tel.: 06201 / 5 32 70

The 2022 swimming season starts on Saturday, May 22nd and ends on Sunday, September 12th

An opening date for the 2022 will be anounced soon.

Lockers and the shelfs for valuables are not allocated due to the non-fulfillment of distance regulation and additional cleaning effort.

Mandatory mask-wearing
In the entrance area, the toilets and the waiting areas exists an obligatory use of masks masks (medical mask: surgical masks DIN EN 14 683:2019-10 or FFP2 masks DIN EN 149:2001, respectively KN95/N95, KF 94, KF 99 or other comparable standard).

Corona test obligation
Currently, access to the beach is possible without testing.

Online reservation and online ticket purchase necessary

Dear guests,

please note that there are certain requirements from the Corona Protection Ordinance when visiting the beach:
Protection an hygiene rules Strandbad Waidsee (only in German)

Among other things, admission is only possible with a prior online reservation and the purchase of tickets in order to limit the number of bathers and to avoid queues.
Here you will find all information about online reservation and online ticket purchase (only in German)

Link to the "eTickets Weinheim" App:

On the PC the online reservation can be made with online ticket purchase via the link

The QR code can be printed or sent to an e-mail address.
Questions and Answers on Online Reservation and Online Ticket Purchase (only in German)

Instructions for the purchase of e-tickets for the Strandbad Waidsee (only in German)


Opening times:
June, July, August:    
From Monday till Friday   9:00 am till 7:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and on bank holidays   09:00 am till 8:30 pm
daily   9:00 am till 7:30 pm

Box office closing time and admission:
1 hour before closing time, for divers 2 hours before closing time.

The opening time can be extended and shortened due to the weather. A reduction can take place in particular if the air temperature (daily maximum value) does not exceed 16°C, it rains in the midday/afternoon hours predominantly. The lido is then already closed at 16:00 o'clock.

Ticket Prices:  
single ticket:  
adults 4.00 Euro
Evening ticket (from 15.07.2021):
daily contingent of 200 cards via the app and
100 cards to be issued at the beach box office
in July and August from 6:30 pm,
in September from 5:30 pm
reduced-price ticket¹
(Children from 6 years, pupils, young people in education, students,
Severely disabled persons over 50%, people doing community service,
the unemployed and recipients of social welfare benefits)
2.50 Euro
Families (married couples or similar partnerships with children up to 18 years) 8.00 Euro
Single parents with children up to 18 years 4.00 Euro
Day-Surfing-Pass adults
(with own Surfboard or Stand Up Board)
10.00 Euro
Day-Surfing-Pass reduced-price ticket¹
(with own Surfboard or Stand Up Board)
6.50 Euro
Day-Pass for divers 9.00 Euro
¹ Please present your identity cards / proofs without being asked
In case of loss of keys for wardrobes or safes, an amount of 50,- € has to be paid.
The amount paid will be refunded if the guest finds the lost key again.
The house and bathing rules apply:
english (46 KB)
as well as supplementing the house and bathing regulations for bathing under pandemic conditions (260 KB) (only in german)