Winterized bathing facilities, fallen leaves, ice and snow, nothing reminds of the bathers who occupy the sunbathing lawns on hot summer days with their blankets and towels. Matthias Schinnerl visited bathing lakes and open-air swimming pools in the period of standstill and took extraordinary pictures.

At the end of the bathing season, the facilities are closed to visitors, cleaned up, repaired and winterized. Due to the absence of bathers and facility operators, calm returns to the otherwise busy places and nature determines what happens in the recreational facilities.


Matthias Schinnerl, Summer 2022