The greatest public bathrooms in the world

Let’s face it – we all have basic needs and when we travel a lot it’s not easy to find a decent public toilet on time. Ok, most of the times you won’t find one anyway, to say the truth, but at least, you should know they exists :)

Graben Toilets by Wilhelm Beetz, Vienna

Wilhelm Beetz revolutionized Vienna’s sanitation history in the late 19th century.  Beetz proposed a number of modern conveniences, including these Jugendstil toilets in Graben.

Graben Toilets by Wilhelm Beetz, Vienna

Graben Toilets by Wilhelm Beetz, Vienna

The entranceway—framed by twisting metalwork—is reminiscent of a subway gate, but descend and you’ll find elegant underground toilets with pretty patterned tiles, marble walls, and wood-paneled booths equipped with individual sinks and brass fixtures—still spic-and-span. Fancy, huh?

Alexanderplatz, Berlin

In 2007, the city council spent almost $1 million into renovating the belowground WCs of its most famous square.

Alexanderplatz, Berlin

Alexanderplatz, Berlin

The black-and-white scheme melds with extensive use of glass, stainless steel, and stone, while oversize cityscapes photographed by Tobias Wille are part of an overall aesthetic that’s said to be “graffiti-deterrent.” You’ll definitely feel like you’re at the opera :)

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Sky Arena Observatory, Shanghai Financial Center, China

If you ever go to Shanghai, you have to visit the Observatory – there you will find the world’s highest-altitude restrooms, at a vertigo-inducing 1,388 feet.

Sky Arena Observatory, Shanghai Financial Center, China

Sky Arena Observatory, Shanghai Financial Center, China

According to travelandleisure.com, you can make use of the gleaming stainless-steel urinals or bidet-style toilets that have dramatic views over the bustling Bund below.

Hundertwasser Public Toilets, New Zealand

In 1997, architect and artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser had a vision where the toilets symbolize a temple – bathrooms are places of contemplation after all, he has noted.

The eco-smart building incorporates a living tree, a grass roof, and reclaimed bricks. We find it quite interesting, don’t you?

Hundertwasser Public Toilets, New Zealand

Hundertwasser Public Toilets, New Zealand

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