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Pure summer holiday feeling – the most beautiful swimming pools in Switzerland

Summer, warmth, sunshine – the summer holidays are just around the corner and what could be nicer than letting your soul dangle by, in or on the water. Switzerland is also known as the moated castle of Europe. And where does Switzerland spend its summer? Of course in the numerous beautiful swimming pools that our country has to offer. But which is the most beautiful bathroom? We present our favorites.

Summer, warmth, sunshine – the summer holidays are just around the corner and what could be nicer than letting your soul dangle by, in or on the water. Switzerland is also known as the moated castle of Europe. And where does Switzerland spend its summer? Of course in the numerous beautiful swimming pools that our country has to offer. But which is the most beautiful bathroom? We present our favorites.

Hallwilersee

For the city dwellers among us, these four Badis will be nothing new. If the heat in the city is overwhelming you, then just let yourself fall into the cool water.

Upper Letten in Zurich

The Oberer Letten river bath is located very close to the main train station and the state museum. An absolute hotspot for sun worshipers, those seeking refreshment, locals and tourists. The popular swimming pool on the Limmat stretches over around 400 meters, has a diving tower, a beach volleyball court, a skate park and offers various bars and restaurants.

Flussbad Oberer Letten Zürich

Marzilibad in Bern

In the capital, people meet at Marzili for a refreshing swim in the Aare. The iconic swimming pool below the Bundeshaus offers various sunbathing areas, playgrounds, a river pool and swimming pools with a diving tower. And not to forget: probably the best ice cream in Switzerland. If you dare, travel to Thun and get into a rubber boat with good company and float along the Aare all the way to Bern.

Marzili Bern

Swimming in the Rhine in Basel

You can also swim and splash around wonderfully at the knee of the Rhine. As a Basel resident, swimming in the Rhine is simply part of summer. With your clothes stowed in a waterproof swimming bag, you can float through the middle of the city and enjoy the wonderful view of the Basel skyline.

Rheinschwimmen Basel

The seaside resort in Lucerne

The people of Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland are also in the best location in terms of water. Lake Lucerne not only meanders around the massive Central Swiss Alps, but also offers a number of beautiful seaside resorts. This also applies to the charming Lucerne seaside resort on the Nationalquai. Dressed entirely in wood, the seaside resort offers an ideal entry point for a swim in the lake. The large sun terrace offers enough space for sunbathing, yoga classes and various cultural events.

 Seebad Luzern

Western Switzerland and Ticino also offer great water fun in summer.

Historic Bellerive in Lausanne

The Lausanne spa still has the same charm as it did in the 1930s when it was built and is the largest outdoor swimming pool in Switzerland. The huge facility offers a suitable summer program for all age groups. In addition to the lake access, you can also swim in the Olympic pool.

Bellerive Lausanne

Explore the Verzasca Valley

Lago di Lugano and Maggiore impress with their southern flair, but Ticino also has countless beautiful valleys, such as the Verzasca Valley. The picturesque villages and the emerald green river are wonderfully beautiful and offer many opportunities to bathe in the southern sun and then cool off in the fresh water. After swimming, enjoy a delicious risotto or a crispy pizza in a traditional grotto... pure summer holidays!

Verzasca

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Lac de Joux in Le Sentier

In winter, the lake in the heart of the Jura is the largest natural ice rink in Europe and in summer it is a paradise for outdoor fans and bathing enthusiasts, as the natural beaches invite you to relax and swim in romantic nature. If there is enough wind, you can also windsurf on the lake.

 Lac de Joux

After a strenuous hike, a refreshing swim in the mountain lake, fantastic!

Lake Davos

The high-altitude lake is half-empty in winter because the water is drained into the valley to produce electricity, and in summer it is an idyllic place for beautiful walks or all kinds of water sports. From windsurfing to stand-up paddling to wakeboarding, everything is possible. The seaside resort is free and has probably the most beautiful lawn in Davos.

Davosersee

Lake Cauma near Flims

A walk to Lake Cauma makes you doubt whether you are still in Switzerland and not in Canada or Sweden. It really is like a picture book: turquoise water, a wooded island and nothing but forest around the lake. Lake Cauma near Flims is really worth a trip.

Caumasee

Oeschinensee near Kandersteg

The Bernese Oberland, with its lakes and countless rivers, is a true water paradise. The Oeschinensee above Kandersteg is a particularly popular excursion destination. There are some very beautiful hiking trails around the lake and the turquoise lake offers a refreshing cool down at the end.

 Oeschinensee

Our summer paradises: Hallwilersee, Aare and Badi Lenzburg

Our personal favorite is and remains of course Lake Hallwil, very close to our home in Lenzburg. It offers around a dozen bathing spots, there are scheduled boats in the summer and at the north end is the medieval moated castle, which is worth seeing: Hallwyl Castle. The Aare or the iconic Lenzburger Badi are not far either - they always keep you cool on hot days.

Badi Lenzburg

 

So what are you waiting for? Pack your swimming gear – ideally the new pieces from our Swim Essentials Collection – and then off you go! You can find great outfits and accessories for the garden party after a day of swimming here. And now we wish you a wonderful summer.

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