28 Mar 2024

monte mare Kaiserslautern Celebrates 20th Anniversary

monte mare Kaiserslautern Celebrates 20th Anniversary

„Ich bin zuversichtlich, dass wir mit unserem starken Konzept und der tiefen Verbundenheit zwischen den Parteien auch in Zukunft einen Platz für die Kaiserslauterer Bürgerinnen und Bürger sowie für erholungssuchende Touristen bieten können“, so monte mare-Geschäftsführer Patrick Doll (l.) zum 20-jährigen Jubiläum des Standortes in Kaiserslautern. / Photo: Courtesy of monte mare

(eap) The monte mare indoor swimming pool in Kaiserslautern is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The bath in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) opened its doors for the first time on March 13, 2004. Since then, over five million guests have visited the leisure pool. “At monte mare, time stands still a little – in a positive sense,” says Managing Director Patrick Doll. “Especially in times of increasing digitalization, we need a place where we can experience peace and quietness and recharge our batteries, escape the hectic pace of everyday life for a few hours and enjoy life offline.” Furthermore, monte mare is also a place for school and club sports as well as swimming courses. “According to the DLRG (German Life Saving Association), at least 378 people drowned in 2023. Especially in this day and age, when more and more swimming pools are having to close and children are learning to swim less and less, it is important to create such conditions. On average, around 1,000 children learn to swim at monte mare every year,” states Doll.

The Managing Director is particularly proud of the more than 80 employees who have contributed to monte mare’s success – four employees who have been loyal to the company from day one were honoured at the anniversary celebration. Doll highlights the city of Kaiserslautern and the PRE-Group (landlords) as strong partners of monte mare: “Together as cooperation partners, we have come through a lot in the past, for example the VAT increase for sauna admissions from 7 to 19 percent in 2015, the corona-related closure or the energy crisis as well as the current shortage of skilled workers. However, I am confident that with our strong concept and the deep bond between the parties, we can continue to offer a place for the citizens of Kaiserslautern and for tourists seeking relaxation in the future. New investments must be well thought through and planned from all sides. Because at the end of the day, it is the guest who decides whether and which offer they want to take advantage of.” ■

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