The Prettiest Bathing Spots in the Destination Bern

Be it by the green Aare river, a quiet lake in the Oberaargau region, a river in the idyllic Emmental valley, a rumbling stream in the Gantrisch Nature Park, or a brook in the historic town of Laupen – here are our favourite bathing sites in the destination Bern.

  • Fact

    Beware: when the water levels are low, treacherous currents can develop. You can find the river bathing rules of the Schweizerische Lebensrettungs-Gesellschaft (Swiss Lifesaving Association SLRG) here.


Oberaargau Region

Emmental Valley



  • Fact

    We recommend going by bike. The Laupen Historical Loop bicycle trail is well signposted and can be reached via the “Veloland” network from Bern’s main station.

Not just for the Aare

Rules for Swimming in Rivers

Stick to them!