Limmat Swim – Limmatschwimmen in Zurich

Updated for 2019

Limmat Swim - Limmatschwimmen in Zurich

Limmat Swim – Limmatschwimmen

in Zurich 2019

Saturday 17th August 12 – 4.30pm

(24th August Reserve Date)


Limmat Swim - Limmatschwimmen in Zurich

The Limmat Swim is one of the highlights of Summer in Zurich! It’s a really fun event which allows you to swim (or float) down the River Limmat whilst taking in picture postcard views of the city – a floating tour of the city if you like, from the water.

Date of Limmat Swim

The 55th Zurich Limmatschwimmen is due to take place on 17th August 2019 so hopefully the weather will be good and there will be no need of a replacement date! Tickets go on sale in advance of the event on 14th August 2019 at 5 pm. However, there are only around 4,500 spaces and last time the tickets sold out completely in a record time!

Photos of the Limmat Swim 2015

The Limmat Swim starts from the Frauenbadi in Stadthausquai and you swim or float all along the length of the river as far as the Badi in Oberer Letten. It kicks off at 12 noon and continues until 4.30pm. It’s a really fun day out for all the family.

If you can’t make the Limmatschwimmen (or can’t get tickets) but want to go swimming in Zurich see this guide to all the Badis or outdoor swimming pools in Zurich here.

Limmat Swim 2013 © Geoff Pegler

All photos © Geoff Pegler

Check out photos of a previous Limmat Swim here.

Key Information

Start Point: Frauenbadi, Stadthausquai, 8001 Zurich

End Point: Flussbad Oberer Lettern, Lettensteg 10, 8037 Zürich

Total Distance: Approx 2 km

Date: 17th August 2019 (reserve date 24th August)

For more information and to purchase tickets (from 5pm on 14th August) visit the Limmatschwimmen website here. 

Tickets go on sale at 5pm on 14th August 2019.

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