Here's our pick of some of the best spots to swim in Zurich and on the Zurichsee when the mercury rises this summer.
Whether you lounge around on the wooden panels of the right bank, play a game of beach volley, enjoy a glass of Spritz from the container bar, or join the sun-hungry at the concrete structure of Pier West on the left bank - do ensure your body is in shape and your tattoos are all polished up.
First opened in 1890, the charming wooden structure is now one of the trendiest summer pools in town. With men’s and women’s pools and gender-separated sun decks, superb lake access and a range of sauna and massage treatments on offer, this is the place to be during summer in Zurich.
Kilchberg badi is located about 20 minutes by train or car from central Zurich on the Zurichsee. It also happens to be right next to the Lindt & Sprungli factory so provides a feast for the senses as you enjoy the cool, clear waters of the lake while wafted by the fresh chocolate smell.
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From secret lakeside beaches to riveting river frolics; rooftop bars to pool parties; the Swiss summer offers as much revelry for the warmer seasons as it does for its snowy ones. Time Out Switzerland has put together the definitive list for the things to do in the Swiss heat.