The most beautiful natural swimming spots in Bern

Summertime is swimming time! Whether it’s a lake, river or stream – here are our favorite places to take a dip around Bern.

To the West of Bern




  • Fact

    Be aware that low water levels can cause treacherous currents in the river. Click here for the swimming safety rules for the river from the Swiss Lifesaving Society (SLRG). Available in German, French and Italian.

River swimming – safely!

Here are our tips for extra safety in and around the water.

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