Zurich's best badis

Summer in Zurich is all about hitting the badis - whether it's swimming in Lake Zurich, the rivers or open-air pools.

By claire doble

Here's our pick of some of the best spots to swim in Zurich and on the Zurichsee when the mercury rises this summer.

Seebad Enge

Things to do Enge

On-site swim coaches, yoga classes, ving-tsun, SUP and relaxation techniques plus a beautician and a sauna which is open all year round - you get it all at Badi Enge.

Flussbad Oberer Letten Outdoor Swimming Zurich
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Flussbad Oberer Letten

Things to do Industriequartier

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. 


Dolder sports

Things to do Ice skating Fluntern

During the summer season, the public pool and mini golf are a popular attraction for families. 

Strandbad Mythenquai

Sport and fitness Enge

Mythenquai badi is a popular summer spot. Spend a day diving into the sparkling, clear waters of the Zurichsee, or sun yourself on the lawns here.


Freibad Allenmoos

Things to do Games and hobbies Oerlikon

A badi season favourite, at Allenmoos you'll find three separate pools surrounded by grass-covered open space that's perfect for sunbathing and summer picnics.

Horn Richterswil

Things to do Festivals Richterswil-Samstagern

The Richterswil Horn is a popular local park, no doubt due to its stunning location on the shores of Lake Zurich. 


Seebad Utoquai

Sport and fitness Seefeld

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. 

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Things to do Affoltern

Take the family on a walk around the lake - it won't take much more than an hour. During the warmer months, bring your swimsuits and have a dip at the Badi. 



Bars and pubs Kreis 1

When it comes to a pool-party venue, Rimini is the river set swimming area and bar that excels in a chilled-backed atmosphere. 

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Things to do Event spaces City

During the day it’s women only in this Badi right next to Zurich’s town hall, but in the evening the location turns into the 'Barfussbar' with weekly concerts and cultural events.

Panorama Resort & Spa
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Panorama Resort & Spa

Hotels Spa hotels Central Switzerland

It’s all in the name when it comes to Panorama Resort & Spa. Situated at 700 metres above sea level in Feusisberg, the resort has floor-to-ceiling windows that frame romantic vistas of Lake Zurich and the hills beyond.


Seebad Kilchberg

Things to do Kilchberg

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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