If You Go Swimming in Tenerife

If You Go Swimming in Tenerife (German: Wenn man baden geht auf Teneriffa) is a 1964 West German comedy film directed by Helmuth M. Backhaus and starring Geneviève Cluny, Peter Kraus and Gunnar Möller.[1]

If You Go Swimming in Tenerife
Directed byHelmuth M. Backhaus
Produced byEva Rosskopf
Written byHelmuth M. Backhaus
Music byChristian Bruhn
CinematographyGerhard Krüger
Edited byAnneliese Artelt
Distributed byPiran-Film
Release date
11 September 1964
Running time
94 minutes
CountryWest Germany

The film's sets were designed by the art director Johannes Ott. It was shot on location in Munich and on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.


After travelling to Spain for a holiday, six young Germans discover that their travel agency has gone bust and therefore they have nowhere to stay. Instead they find employment at a local hotel, which they soon have to try and save from ruin.


The production features a number of songs including:

  • Peter Kraus - "Wer Dich Sieht, Evelyn"



  1. Reimer & Zachau p.160


  • Robert C. Reimer & Reinhard Zachau. German Culture through Film: An Introduction to German Cinema. Hackett Publishing, 2017.
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