Filming in Public Swimming Pools - Berlin
Berlin has about 80 swimming pools. They include lakeside pools - with Strandbad Wannsee probably the most popular-, open air and indoor pools, and water parks. Most of the Berlin pools are operated by Berliner Baeder-Betriebe. Shooting permits can be obtained from Berliner Baeder-Betriebe's press department.
Berliner Baeder Betriebe Fees for Film and Foto Shooting
- Photographs to be used for educational purposes, training, etc. (a valid ID has to be presented) will be free of charge if the Berliner Bäder-Betriebe's marketing department has access to copies.
- Pictures taken for commercial use (e.g. agencies, authors etc.) are charged EUR 75 plus 16% VAT per hour.
- Shoots for the Berliner Pressemedien (Berlin Press) are free of charge if a press ID is presented. The corresponding pool's marketing and public relation departments must be informed.
- Film shoots by the Berliner TV-Medien (Berlin TV-productions) are free of charge. The corresponding pool's marketing and public relation departments must be informed.
- Shootings by film and video productions will be charged EUR 250 per begun hour, if public swimming is not disturbed.
- If public swimming is disturbed (a daily turnover loss must be paid for with a calculated average turnover), you will be charged EUR 500 per begun hour.
- For liveguards/ swimming instructors, pool attendants and engineers a fee of EUR 75 has to be paid per begun hour plus 16% VAT.
- On Sundays and holidays the hourly rate per person increases by 200% (i.e.: EUR 75 + 200% = EUR 225 plus 16% VAT), after business hours and on weekdays (on a voluntary basis) until 10.00 p.m. + 150%, after 10.00 p.m. + 200% plus 16% VAT.
Energy flat rate: EUR 320 plus 16% VAT (not if power generators have been brought along)
If the final credits mention, "with the friendly support of the Berliner Bäder-Betriebe", an amount of EUR 250 net will be reduced from the total amount.