Ribersborgs open-air bath
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Ribersborg open-air bath (Ribersborgs kallbadhus in Swedish, also known as Ribban by the older and Kallis by the younger generation) is an open-air public bath on the Ribersborg beach in Malmö, Sweden approximately one kilometre southwest of Turning Torso. The bathhouse is open for a skinny dip all around the year and has separate areas for men and women and each area is equipped with two saunas. There is also one mixed sauna (fkk-sauna) between the ladies and gentlemen's area. There is a cafe and a restaurant.
The bath was inaugurated in June 1898 with initiative by C.A. Richter, who bought the old bathhouse at Nyhamn port, which was being sold because of the port's expansion. Four years later a storm damaged the new bath during Christmas and it was rebuilt. During the refurbishment a diving tower was added to the men's department, with a view of the strait and the women's department. During the 1930s it was modernised with nude bathing and confidentiality was added between the departments. In 1966, the City of Malmö purchased the baths. It was again damaged by a storm in 1988 and in 1995 it was declared a historic building.
- http://en.ribersborgskallbadhus.se/?pid=51&sub=19&sub2=50 retrieved 11 March 2010 (official homepage for Ribersborgs Kallbadhus)
- http://www.bastugillet.com retrieved 3 April 2011 (official homepage for The Guild of Sanua-friends at Ribersborgs Kallbadhus)
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