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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.

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
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Seebad Enge

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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.

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Enge
Flussbad Oberer Letten
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Flussbad Oberer Letten

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. 

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Industriequartier
Dolder sports
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Dolder sports

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

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Fluntern
Strandbad Mythenquai
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Strandbad Mythenquai

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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.

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Enge
Freibad Allenmoos
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Freibad Allenmoos

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.

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Oerlikon
Horn Richterswil
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Horn Richterswil

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

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Richterswil-Samstagern
Seebad Utoquai
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Seebad Utoquai

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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Seefeld
Katzensee
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Katzensee

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. 

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Affoltern
Rimini
Rimini
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Rimini

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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Kreis 1
Frauenbadi
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Frauenbadi

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.

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City
Thermalbad & Spa Zürich
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Thermalbad & Spa Zürich

The view over the city from its rooftop pool is simply amazing, and that alone would almost be worth the entrance. 

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Enge
Panorama Resort & Spa
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Panorama Resort & Spa

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.

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Seebad Kilchberg
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Seebad 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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Kilchberg

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