Essen: Great outrage among dog owners - they have to do without THAT this year


Essen: Great outrage among dog owners – they have to do without THAT this year

Essen: Due to renovation work, dog swimming has to be canceled this year. (Archive image)

Photo: picture alliance / dpa | David Ebener

Essen. Also in Essen Many events had to be canceled in the last year – most of them because of the corona pandemic. But now a popular tradition has to be canceled for a completely different reason.

From many dog ​​owners Essen the disappointment is great. Others, however, show relief.

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“The 2021 outdoor pool season in Grugabad is over,” the city of Essen announced on its website. Admittedly, you probably don’t want to go swimming at these temperatures anyway.

But shouldn’t there be a very specific event this year?


This is the city of Essen:

  • goes back to the women’s monastery in Essen, which was founded before 850
  • 582,760 inhabitants, nine districts and 50 districts, fourth largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • since 1958 seat of the newly founded diocese of Essen
  • Landmarks among others: Zeche Zollverein, Villa Hügel, Grugapark Essen
  • was European Capital of Culture in 2010 and European Green Capital in 2017
  • Lord Mayor is Thomas Kufen (CDU)


Every year the ever popular dog swimming takes place in the outdoor swimming pool in Essen. However, it should be canceled this year due to renovation work.

While some dog owners from Essen are visibly disappointed with this decision, others think it is a good idea.

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“Without words …”, writes a dog owner on Facebook and shares the decision of the city of Essen to cancel this year’s dog swimming.

“Merlin and Sally are not thrilled,” comments another person below the post, who had apparently also been looking forward to the dog swimming.

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But the traditional event has come under great criticism from many.


More dog reports from Essen and the region:

Dog in North Rhine-Westphalia: Passers-by make a cruel discovery in the Rhine-Herne Canal – four-legged friends perished in agony

Dog in Essen: Woman goes for a walk with four-legged friends – when he sees THAT, she can save him from a catastrophe

Dog in Bochum: Animal shelter tells a sad story – “Some fates get under your skin”


“The dogs will be happy there,” comments a woman below the post.

“Chaotic event! For many dogs, more stress than fun, ”claims another Facebook user.

Pictures are also shared in the Facebook group, which give the impression that in the past some four-legged friends were more likely to shy away from the water than enjoy the event. (mkx)

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