Come summer, the world and his wife flocks to Bern’s Marzili Pools, an expansive patch of lawns, shaded areas, change facilities, kiosks and, of course, swimming options, all snuggled into a bend of the River Aare.
There’s the 50m pool, a reeded pond area for gentle dips, a wading area for the young ones and even entry points with handrails for getting into the fast-flowing river (don’t try this unless you know where you’re going and you’re a strong swimmer!). And the best bit? It’s free, like all of Bern’s municipal pools.
Open daily 8.30am-7pm 30 Apr-25 Sep.