Strandbad Mythenquai

This lakeside open-air public swimming bath, with its non-swimmer area and water fountains, is particularly suitable for children.

  • Sandy beach and grassy sunbathing area
    Family-friendly
    Non-swimmer area

The Strandbad Mythenquai on Lake Zurich opened back in 1922. Nowadays, it has a 250 meter (820 ft)-long sandy beach and a large grassy area for sunbathing. There are also diving platforms of three different heights (1, 3 & 5 meters/ approx. 3, 10 & 16 feet), table tennis tables, barbecue sites, and a restaurant serving healthy culinary delights from Hiltl. Reading material can also be borrowed free of charge from the book boxes supplied by the Pestalozzi Library.

The Strandbad Mythenquai is also home to the world’s first automatic rental depot for stand up paddle boards. A board can be released from its compartment via a touchscreen and rented for CHF 30 an hour (payment by credit card or cash). Other activities include yoga and Pilates workouts on the lawn and stand up paddling courses on the blue water organized by SupKultur.

History/Architecture

Built in 1922, the bath originally had a board wall to separate the sexes. However, following protests from the public, this unpopular wall was soon removed. In 1951, the lido was almost completely destroyed by fire, with the result that a new one was built in its place. In 2014, the Strandbad was rebuilt in 1950s style by architects Elia Malevez and Spiro-Gantenbein.

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“The Strandbad Mythenquai, built in 1922 and with a large grass area and sandy beach, is my favorite open-air swimming bath in Zurich,” says Santa.

Guido Schweizer
For Guido, Zurich is a stage – particularly during the Advent period, when he is the Santa Claus of Zurich.

Prices

Entrance  
Adults (from 20) CHF 8
Youths (16 – 19) CHF 6
Children (6 – 15) CHF 4

Opening Hours

May to September
7.00am – 11.00am
Open 11.00am – 8.00pm only when the weather is fine.

The facility may be closed due to bad weather.