The most popular swimming spots around Zurich

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When hot summer heat is taking over Zurich, when the air is standing still and the asphalt melting, there’s only one right to do: Grab your swimwear, hop on your bike and head out of the city jungle, right into the cool, fresh water. Bring a friend, a frisbee and a watermelon to make it perfect. Here are the most popular lakes of our Zürich users. Discover the most beautiful bathing oases at the gates of the city, which take you away into the middle of nature and enchant you with breathtaking mountain panorama, crystal clear water and large beaches, so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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    Ägerisee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Ägerisee is not only a paradise for cyclists, but also a popular bathing lake. If you want to take a break while cycling around the lake, you are welcome to jump into the water and refresh yourself. Along the shore you will always find beautiful swimming spots where you can swim or you decide for one of the two beach resorts.

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    Seebad Brüggli am Zugersee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The seaside resort Brüggli is a great destination or a nice place for a rest on a long bike ride. The open-air beach attracts with its large lawn and the shallow shore, which allows easy access to the water. There are also fire pits if you want to grill.If you are on a multi-day bike ride, you can also take the seaside resort as a stopover, because next door there is a campsite where you can spend the night.

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    Strandbad Tennwill

    Bike Touring Highlight

    If you cycle around the Hallwilersee, you can take a break at the Tennwill beach to refresh yourself in the water of the lake on hot summer days. On the large lawn you can relax comfortably or tan on the sundeck. Action is provided by the volleyball court and table tennis tables. If you have your own food with you, you can also barbecue.The lido is open daily from April to September. In the low season from 9 to 19 o'clock and in the high season from 8 to 22 o'clock. Admission costs 5.50 CHF for adults and 2.50 CHF for children.

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    Greifensee

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The free Badi in the village of Greifensee is ideal for cooling off briefly in the lake and frying a sausage before swinging back on the bike.

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    Zürisee in Küsnacht

    Hiking Highlight

    In Küsnacht you can refresh yourself in the cool water of the lake in summer. The Küsnachter Strandbad, also called "Sträme", is one of the most beautiful beach resorts on the Zürisee. Here you have all the advantages of a swimming pool including restaurant. Much better than in the outdoor pool, however, is the magnificent view of the Zürisee, which you can enjoy while bathing or from the restaurant terrace.

    The lido is open daily from May to September until sunset. Admission costs 8 CHF for adults. Children up to 16 years are free of charge.

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    Türlersee

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Türlersee is very good to walk around with the stroller. It goes continuously near the shore around the lake and half of the circular route is in the shadow of the forest. There are numerous fishing jetties and swimming areas. However, we have found no bathing place, which would have been suitable for toddlers to splash.

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    Seebad Katzensee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    At Katzensee, the seaside resort invites you for a rest. The entrance is free and therefore worth the stop for a short cooling in the water. Of course, you can also stay longer and enjoy the beautiful summer day while you lie on the large lawn and relax.The seaside resort has been open daily from mid-May to mid-September from 9am to 11am and in good weather from 11am to 8pm.

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    Baldegger See

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great paths around the nature reserve. There is a lake swimming pool in Baldegg. Lots of information boards concerning the lake. Only at the lake the round is very relaxed.

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    Pfäffikersee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    If you want to take a break at the Pfäffikersee in summer, you can relax a bit in the Seebäeg Seegräben and refresh yourself in the water while bathing. There is a sunbathing area, changing rooms and basic sanitary facilities. Admission is free and the seaside resort is always accessible.

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