The abbreviation SSE stands for Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark (translated: Swimming and Diving Hall in the Europasportpark). With its various diving towers, diving boards and spectator stands, SSE is often the venue for sports competitions.
The SSE was built in connection with Berlin's bid for the Olympic Games in 2000. In the end the IOC chose Sydney, but Berlin still gained a state-of-the-art sports and competition swimming hall.
Know your facts:
District Prenzlauer Berg
- Public transport:
S-Bahn Landsberger Allee, tram Paul-Heyse-Straße
- Year Opened:
- Maximum number of spectators:
2,000 (with additional stands bringing the total to 4,500)
There is an area for people with disabilities, which includes a therapy pool and water wheelchairs.
- Fun Fact:
SSE is the largest indoor swimming hall in Europe.