Swimming Pools in Zurich – “Zurich Badis”

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Swimming Pools in Zurich  –

“Zurich Badis”

One of the best things about living in Zurich in the Summer has to be swimming in the Badis (the outdoor pools). Not only are there plenty of them but they are all slightly different. Some offer snacks and drinks, other offer meals too. The facilities vary widely and they all have their own special character and charm. Try them out and find out which one is your favourite!

So here is a list of the outdoor Badis in Zurich  with the descriptions in English, so that you’re all ready when the rays come out. At the bottom you’ll find a list with the details of all the Swimming Pools in the whole of the Canton of Zurich – so you have plenty of choice!

List of Swimming Pools in Zurich  – “Zurich Badis”: Open air swimming pools in Zurich

Freibad Allenmoos

Zurich Badis - freibad Allenmoos

 Beautiful park and family swimming pool in Oerlikon. Find out more here.
 River swimming on the Werdinsel in Hongg, with lots of greenery and barbecue grills. Find out more here.

Seebad Enge

Zurich Badi

Outdoor swimming in Summer, Sauna in Winter – with a view over the Alps. Find out more here.

Seebad Katzensee

Seebad Katzensee

Lake swimming by the woods,with a beach, Affoltern. Find out more here.

Strandbad Mythenquai

Stranded Mythenquai Zurich

Family swimming with a 250-Metre beach area, children’s area with water games. Find out more here.

Männerbad Schanzengraben

Men only Badi - Schwanzengraben Zurich

Men only swimming baths in the centre of town, the oldest swimming pool dating back to 1864. Find out more here.

Frauenbad Stadthausquai

Frauenbadi Zurich

Women only Art deco swimming baths right in the centre of town with a view of the Grossmünster. Find out more here.

Flussbad Unterer Letten

Badi Unterer Letten Zurich

Swimming fun in the fast flowing Limmat river with lawns either side to chill out on in Wipkingen. Find out more here.

Strandbad Wollishofen

Panorama Strandbad Wollishofen

Beautiful little gem, great for children and non-swimmers on the left shore of the lake. Find out more here.

Freibad Auhof

Freibad Auhof - Badi Auhof

Family swimming in Schwamendingen with a slide and heated 50m pool. Find out more here.

Freibad Dolder

Freibad Dolder

High over Zurich in the exclusive area around the Dolder. Find out more here.

Freibad Heuried

Freibad Heuried Zurich

Family swimming pool in Wiedikon with the longest water slide at 132 m. Find out more here.

Freibad Letzigraben

Freibad Letzigraben

Swimming pool designed by Max Frisch in Albisrieden. Find out more here.

Flussbad Oberer Letten

Flussbad Oberer Letten

Right in the centre of town – a cool meeting point in hot weather. Find out more here.

Freibad Seebach

Friebad seebach

Sport and family pool with a generous sunbathing area and a 75-metre water slide. Find out more here.

Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

Tiefenbrunnen Badi Zurich

Lakeside bathing with spacious gardens. Find out more here.

Seebad Utoquai

Seebad utoquai Zurich

Charming bathing house dating back to the 19th Century. Find out more here.

Freibad Zwischen den Hölzern

Freibad Zwischen den Hölzern

Rest and relaxation in nature, family bathing in Oberengstringen. Find out more here.

List of Canton Zurich Swimming Pools and Badis:

Click here for the list of Swimming Pools across the whole of Canton Zurich.

Morning Swimming

In addition, please note that the following “Badis” are open daily (no matter what the weather) for early swimming from 7am in the morning till 8pm: Seebad Utoquai, Freibad Letzigraben and Freibad Seebach (heated to 24 °C).

SportABO Season Ticket

You can also buy a “SportABO” season ticket which gives you unlimited swimming in all 24 urban indoor and outdoor pools in the city of Zurich. Every year the price is slightly discounted if you buy it before the end of May. For more information and to buy a “Sportabo” please go to the website.

Aerial Photos of Zurich Swimming Pools

There is also a link to some great aerial photos of some of the main Zurich Badis taken for the NZZ by Alessandro Della Bella. See link here

Badi Photos courtesy of Stadt Zurich


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  1. newinzurich says:

    Yes swimming in the lake and on the river is the perfect Summer pastime in Zurich!

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