into the water – swimming locations

Flussbad Oberer Letten

Lettensteg 10

At the riverside swimming facility Flussbad Oberer Letten in the center of Zurich, a 400­meter­long channel for swimming in the Limmat river and a sun terrace for relaxing make this spot a popular meeting place. Admission is free.

Flussbad Unterer Letten

Wasserwerkstrasse 141

The riverside swimming facility Flussbad Unterer Letten offers a 100­-me­ter­long swimming channel, a pool for non­-swimmers as well as a 3-­meter diving platform and a children’s paddling pool. A children’s slide, playground, and grass play area as well as a restaurant complete the facility. Yoga sessions and movie evenings take place regularly.

Frauenbad am Stadthausquai (Frauenbadi) & Barfussbar

Stadthausquai 12

The women-­only riverside swimming facility with its historic listed premises offers pools for swimmers and non-­swimmers as well as a sunbathing deck and a kiosk selling snacks. During the daytime admission is strictly ladies only. How­ever, when the “Barefoot Bar” opens at 8 p.m., men are also welcome.

Seebad Enge

Mythenquai 9

Located directly on Lake Zurich, the lakeside facil­ity Seebad Enge, with its panoramic views of the Alps, has been offering its guests an extra special ex­perience for over 20 years. Depending on the season, it functions as a swimming facility, restaurant, or sauna and also hosts readings, poetry slams, and parties.

Strandbad Mythenquai

Mythenquai 95

This lakeside swimming facility on Lake Zurich has a 250-­meter-­long sandy beach and a generous grassy sunbathing area. Those who don’t just want to lie in the sun certainly won’t get bored: As well as offering table tennis tables, yoga and pilates sessions, barbecue areas, and deli­cious food from restaurant Hitl, this facility is also home to the world’s first automatic rental depot for stand-­up paddle boards. Those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere can borrow reading mate­rial from the book boxes supplied by the Pestalozzi Library.