Thuringia’s place in the Guinness Book of Records


As of September 02, 2023, 2:49 p.m.

It worked on the second attempt: 172 bathers formed a 296 meter long line of air mattresses in the Rastenberg forest pool. This broke the previous world record, as confirmed by the Guinness jury. The Rastenbergers hope this action will bring attention to the rescue of the Raspehaus.

Rastenberg, in the district of Sömma, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. As the venue’s club ring announced on Friday, the attempt two weeks ago to form the world’s longest range of air mattresses has been recognized. The certificate is on its way. Members of the association circle, the Raspehaus development association, the forest swimming pool and the city had organized the record attempt.

The first attempt, in mid-June, narrowly failed.
Image rights: MDR/Conny Mauroner

A line of air mattresses nearly 300 meters long

During the second attempt, on August 20, the residents of Rastenberg succeeded in forming a line of air mattresses 296 meters long in the forest pool. 172 bathers participated in the record. They broke the previous record of 272 meters dating from 2015, set in Itzehoe (Schleswig-Holstein).

The Rastenbergers had already attempted a record in mid-June. However, a few meters were missing to beat the old record. The organizers recognized it shortly afterwards thanks to the aerial images, which is why the record attempt was not even submitted. Each bather could participate in the record attempt. All you had to bring was an air mattress.

Not every day: participate in a record attempt. (Photo of the first record attempt in June)
Image rights: MDR/Conny Mauroner

Watch out for the Raspehaus

Organizers are hoping for donations for the Raspehaus with the focus on the Guinness Book entry. The oldest residential building in the Sömmerda district has been empty for a long time and is in a desolate state. The building was erected by the Saxon princely magistrate Thomas Raspe (1585-1662), probably in 1605.

Another world record attempt from Thuringia took place in April. The goal was to create the longest line of folding bikes in the world.

Find out more about Rastenberg and the outdoor swimming pools

This topic on the agenda:MDR THURINGE – The Radio | Saturday afternoon | June 17, 2023 | 5:15 p.m.

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