With 1500 lakes, you are never further than 16 km from the next lake in Switzerland. We have selected some of the most beautiful bathing lakes and rivers in seven Swiss destinations for you and combined them with a suitable overnight accommodation.
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If you're looking for turquoise water, Lake Cauma in Flims is just the right place for you. Idyllic and bathing fun can also be found at the Stazersee in Celerina where you can enjoy a cool down surrounded by nature. If you are looking for more infrastructure, you should look for a place on Lake Davos and after the swim in the lake, take a walk through the village.
A place of contrasts, the Wallis. The largest number of four-thousand-metre peaks can be found in the region and the largest glacier in Europe is also at home here. In summer, there are countless mountain lakes with breathtaking views that invite you to cool off. A popular photo spot is the Leisee in Zermatt.
The Bernese Oberland is one of the most famous and diverse regions in Switzerland. Here you will find a lot of tradition paired with authentic landscapes as far as the eye can see. With over 800 lakes, the region offers great bathing opportunities. For example in one of the many lidos on Lakes Thun and Brienz.
Lake Lucerne is known for its incomparable shape and rock faces that plunge into the water. It also offers many opportunities for a jump into the cool water. The lido "Ufschötti" or the Lido in Lucerne are popular spots. Or the lido "Seeli" at the Seelisberg lake is also worth a visit.
How about a trip to the Buchhorn lido in Arbon? Or would you prefer a lido in Steckborn or Romanshorn? All of these can be found on the largest lake in Switzerland, Lake Constance. Water fun can also be found at Lake Walen. For example, at the Lago Mio bathing beach outside Weesen between the Fly and Betlis districts.
French-speaking Switzerland became famous above all for its vineyards and watch factories. But the region also has a lot to offer for water rats. Lake Geneva alone offers countless possibilities. Plage de Vidy in Lausanne, Plage du Pierrier in Montreux and many more! On Lake Neuchâtel, you can enjoy the beaches of Yvonand, Estavayer-le-lac and La Neuveville. For those who prefer it a little bit smaller and clearer, you will find your match at Lake Murten in Salavaux.
Ticino is particularly inviting for a swim with its many hours of sunshine. The beautiful lake beach Lido di Locarno on Lake Maggiore is a beautiful oasis for relaxation and recreation. For families the 600 meter long sandy beach Lido di Ascona is also highly recommended and offers a lot, especially for the little ones. Jumping towers, beach volleyball fields and table tennis tables can be used and for a small additional fee there is even a water park available for the children. The Lido di Ascona is one of the longest Lido's in Switzerland. There are also numerous lidos around the Lago di Lugano. Adventurous bathing fun can be found in the Maggia and/or Verzasca Valley. What could be better than a jump from the rocks into crystal clear water.