The most beautiful swimming lakes in Switzerland

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When the hot summer heat takes over Switzerland—when the air starts to stand still and the asphalt starts to melt—there’s only one thing to do: Grab your swimwear, hop on your bike and head out to the countryside, right into the cool, fresh water. Bring a friend and a frisbee for the perfect combination.

Here are the most popular Swiss lakes on komoot. They will take you to the most beautiful natural oases at the gates of big cities, to enchanting pearls in the mountains and to beautiful lakes with relaxing beaches—so you can easily surf the next heatwave.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Plage de Lutry

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Lutry is one of many beaches on beautiful Lake Geneva. Here you can not only swim in the lake, but also kayak or improve your stand up paddle skills.To relax, there is a large meadow where you can lie comfortably in the shade on hot days. For the physical well-being is provided with a cafe. If you want, you can also bring your own food and barbecue at one of the existing barbecue areas.The beach in Lutry is accessible year-round and can be used free of charge. There are changing rooms, toilets and showers available.

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    Strandbad Brienz

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Here on Lake Brienz you can take a break in the beautiful Brienz beach, relax in the soft grass and refresh yourself while bathing in the cool lake.The beach offers everything you need for a great time at the lake. If you do not just want to swim, you can also rent a kayak or a SUP and explore the lake with it. In the beach there are three more pools where you can swim and if you are hungry, you can eat at a kiosk or in a restaurant.The beach has opened daily from the beginning of May to the middle of September from 9am to 6pm. Admission costs CHF 5.00 for adults and CHF 3.00 for children.

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    Lago di Cresta

    Hiking Highlight

    The Crestasee with its crystal-clear water is embedded between dark firs - a picture like from the storybook. It is a spring lake, whose water runs underground, the outflow into the Flem runs above ground. Due to the constant exchange, the entire water volume is renewed within 3 days and is always drinking water.

    The Crestasee is only accessible on foot, from parking lot Trin Mulin (village center) leads a pushchair-suitable trail to the natural pool. At the lake there is a restaurant.

    Opening hours natural bath
    In the summer season - depending on the weather about mid-May to
    about mid-September

    Admission natural bath
    Adults 7 CHF, children 6 to 16 years 3 CHF

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    Caumasee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Lake Cauma enchants with its turquoise-blue color, warm water and idyllic location. Surrounded by dense forest and picturesque mountains, the lake is surrounded by nature.In the lido on the lake you can swim in the pleasantly warm water, which can be up to 24 degrees warm. At the bathing place there is also a cozy restaurant and you have the possibility to rent a boat.The lido is open from mid-May to mid-October daily from 8am to 5pm. The entrance fee is 12 CHF for adults and 6 CHF for children. From the beginning of September, admission is free.

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    Klöntaler See

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Klöntaler See lies at about 848 meters and is surrounded by breathtaking alpine panorama. At the lake there are two campsites with pebble beach. Here you can swim in the warm water of the lake, which can warm up to 22 degrees in summer.At the campgrounds you can eat or grill at the kiosk. Alternatively, there is also a hotel and restaurant on the lake. The picturesque lake invites you not only to swim, but also to stay longer - with pleasure even with overnight.

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    Wohlensee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Lake Wohlensee is a long-drawn reservoir at 481 meters altitude. Along the lake there are many small bathing places where you can take a break and refresh yourself in the quite cool water. At most swimming areas there are also barbecue facilities.

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    Münsterlingen Badi

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Lake Constance is not only a highlight for cycling, but also for a rest and a refreshment in the cool water. Here in Münsterlingen there is a nice swimming area with a long jetty, which facilitates the entry into the water. The 48-meter long jetty leads you directly into the deeper water, so you can swim right away without wading through the shallow water.You can relax at the bathing area on a large meadow. There you can also play beach volleyball and barbecue. For children there is an exciting playground.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Bevaix – Neuenburgersee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    On the beach of Lake Neuchâtel with vineyards in the background.

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    Lac de Joux

    Hiking Highlight

    The largest lake in the Jura mountains, Lake Joux is a paradise for outdoor recreation. In summer, its altitude (1004 m) guarantees a pleasant freshness and the water reaches up to 24 degrees for ideal swimming. Athletes love to practice windsurfing, paddle, water skiing, kite surfing, canoeing, kayaking or pedal boating. Cycling and hiking complete the offer of activities to share with family or friends.

    In winter, when conditions are right, the lake freezes completely, becoming the largest frozen area in Switzerland and Europe. Adults and children then take the opportunity to cross the lake on foot or to put on their skates.

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