Fancy cooling off a little? Discover our swimming tips for idyllic river and lake pools.
This idyllic mountain lake nestled in a nature reserve invites you to enjoy relaxed and sublime bathing. It is the perfect destination for nature lovers and romantics alike. Our recommendation: Hire a rowboat at the Lauenensee restaurant to explore the lake from on the water. Lake Lauenen
Leave the frenetic pace of life behind you and discover the tranquillity of the mountains. Water lovers can look forward to a refreshing break on and around the deep blue waters of Lake Oeschinen at this UNESCO World Heritage site above Kandersteg. In addition to fishing and rowing, this popular mountain lake is perfect to cool off on hot summer days. Lake Oeschinen
Brandsee on the Elsigenalp
From mid-summer, the Brandsee on the Elsigenalp invites you to take a dip and cool off. Take the plunge into its refreshing waters at 1800 metres above sea level. There are several small fireplaces to enjoy a barbecue. The path from the top station to the Brandsee is also suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Brandsee (German)
Schwäbis river pool
At the Schwäbis river pool in Thun, bathers can take a dip in a calm short stretch of the Aare river. The swimming pool has separate sections for swimmers and non-swimmers. Children are also well catered for, with a paddling pool, slide, sandpit and a play area with table tennis. And if you just want to sit back and relax in the shade, there are sun loungers and parasols available to rent. Schwäbis river pool
The Burgseeli lido is situated in the middle of a nature reserve near Interlaken and promises bathing fun extraordinaire in this magnificent moor lake. With water temperatures of up to 26 degrees, the bathing season extends from May to September here. Burgseeli lido
The Beach Bönigen lido
Situated directly on Lake Brienz, the small Bönigen lido inspires and thrills swimmers of all ages. On hot summer days, the crystal-clear water of Lake Brienz is a welcome refreshment. Alternatively, the heated swimming pool offers pleasantly warm temperatures. The Beach Bönigen lido
Hasliberg swimming lake
At just under 3000 square metres in the size, this lake on the Hasliberg offers the enjoyment of a refreshing swim combined with a magnificent Alpine panorama. And together with its sunbathing lawns, wicker beach chairs and a kiosk with bistro, the mountain summer is perfect up here.
Hasliberg swimming lake
This idyllic beach with shady trees is located directly next to Camping Sutz by Lake Biel. The more athletic-minded visitors can play a game of beach volleyball or discover the region from the water on a SUP board. Bistro and barbecue areas are also available. Sutz-Lattrigen lido
Marzili open-air pool in Bern
The popular Marzilibad in the city of Bern lies directly on the banks of the Aare river and looks out at the Federal Parliament Building. A relaxed atmosphere, the beautiful green setting and the refreshing river waters will turn your city visit into a unique experience. Marzili