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Doctor Wiesener’s Public Bath House

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Hidden : 02/28/2007
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Doctor Wiesener's Public Bath House




Doctor Wiesener's Public Bath House
 

 
 

NORSK
Dr. Wieseners Folkebad ble opprettet i folkehelsens ånd: Nyere forskning i andre halvdel av 1800-tallet viste at renslighet ikke bare var en dyd, men også helsefremmende. Men badet ble også reist til minne om overlegen ved Bergens kommunale sykehus, Joachim Wiesener.

Joachim Wiesener ønsket seg rimelige offentlige bad for folk med lav inntekt. Dette ivret han for i mange år, men så få resultater før han døde i 1888. Etter hans død ble det samlet inn midler, og badet sto klart til åpning 7. september 1889.

I dag blir bygningen benyttet som pub – et vannhull har overtatt etter et annet. Interiøret er endret, men eksteriøret er stort sett identisk med 1889-utgaven av Dr. Wieseners folkebad. Puben drives i historisk ånd, og har originaltegninger hengende på veggen, sammen med badenymfer og informasjon om badets historie. Dette opplyser puben Dr Wieseners om Dr. Wieseners Folkebad:

"Dr. Wieseners Folkebad åpnet 7. september 1889. Badet ble reist av byens borgere i takknemlighet for Dr. Joachim Wieseners (1843-1888) virke som lege og hans innsats som samfunnsborger:

”…for at skaffe den mindre bemidlede Del af Byens Befolkning billige bad og for gjennom denne samfundsgavnlige Foranstaltning at reise afdøde Dr. Wiesener et Minde.”

Badet kostet ferdig oppført kr. 20 323,46, og ble finansiert ved innsamlede midler og bidrag fra Bergens Sparebank. Tomten ble stilt gratis til disposisjon av Bergenhus Festning. Området der badet står, het den gang Tamburengen.
Første driftsåret 1889/90 talte 41540 badende. Billettprisen var 10 øre for voksne og 5 øre for barn.
Fra 1889 til 1896 ble badet administrert av Arbeidskomiteen for Dr. Wieseners Folkebad, D.hr. Overlege Klaus Hansen og Konsul Falck. I denne perioden ble driften av badet bl.a. støttet av Bergens Samlag for Brændevinshandel.
Bergen kommune overtok badet 1. januar 1896. Badet var kommunalt drevet fram til sentralbadet åpnet i 1960. Fra 1961 til 1982 var badet leiet ut til privat drift."

Dr. Wieseners Folkebad har vært privateid siden 1988, og har vært pub siden 1992.


ENGLISH
Doctor Wiesener’s public bath house was established as part of a larger agenda – public health. Research in the second part of the nineteenth century proved that cleanliness was more than a virtue - it was healthy as well. The public bath was also built in memory of the chief physician at the public hospital in Bergen, Dr Joachim Wiesener.

Joachim Wiesener wanted reasonably priced public baths for people with low income. He pursued this thought eagerly for many years, but saw few results in his lifetime. He died in 1888. After his death, a fund-raising campaign was held and the public bath was built. The grand opening took place on 7 September 1889.

The bath house was built by German standards, where Professor Oskar Lassar had constructed a simple and reasonably priced shower bath house, allowing people of low income to take showers on a regular basis.
When finished the bath house cost a total of 20 323 Norwegian kroner and 46 øre. It was financed through the fund-raising and an added contribution from a local bank. The property was made available by Bergenhus Fort. On the bath’s first year 41 540 people came to shower.

Bergen already had a number of outdoor baths, such as the sea baths at Sydnes and Nordnes, Bonges Bath House by Store Lungegårdsvann, Elsero Sea Bath near Gamle Bergen Museum and Gjelsviks Bath House at Møhlenpris. When Dr Wiesener’s bath house opened it only offered indoor showers. People were given the opportunity to wash regularly, and the children in the neighborhood were frequent users. The bath house was a simple construction, unable to offer fancy cure baths like the bath house in the public hospital in Bergen. Also Marken Public Bath established in 1906, offered cure baths to some extent, with its steam bath and sauna in addition to the regular showers.

The city took ownership of the bath in 1896. It was run by the city until Bergen got a large swimming bath in 1960 - Sentralbadet. After this, the bath has been privately let out. The bath house has been a public house since 1992. Although the interior has changed, the façade is close to identical with the 1889 version of the bath house. The pub owners also seem to have taken an interest in the history of the house, displaying charts and architectural drawings on the walls and other information about the bath’s history

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