Time for a cool break? Check out the most beautiful natural swimming spots in and around 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

Emmental

Gantrisch

Oberaargau

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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