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Marzili Pool

Marzilistrasse 29, Bern 3005, Switzerland
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Ranked #3 of 34 attractions in Bern
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Just jump in! Make sure you are a strong swimmer as the current is swift and you need to pull yourself out. Otherwise this is an awesome spot to do something out of the ordinary. If you are driving there, don't park on the other side of the river where there are no steps and railing to grab onto. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Before we visited Bern, I was really looking forward to trying this out. When we got there, the weather was only in the 70's and it was a bit overcast. But my daughter and I still made the plunge. It was very cold, but a lot of fun. The water is very clear. There are several points along the river... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I could swim for my last feq days in this place and it is absolutely amazing and refreshing :D we can swim from eichnotz to marzili and enjoy rhe view of the Bundhauss !

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a lovely refreshing swim but there are 3 potential problems. First the temperature (check the temperature water displays in the Marzili pool area and make sure it is a temperature you can deal with. Second, there are undertow currents. These seem to be strongest at the sides of the river, but you don't want to stray too far... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited Bern for its UNESCO status of the Old Town and did not know anything about bathing in the Aare river. Then, it was a very hot Sunday afternoon we saw plenty of people swimming along happily in the strong currents of the Aare and thought we' try it out as people really seemed to be enjoying themselves. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the swimming baths and went there daily for reading on my iPad while tanning in the sun. I approached the Aare with humility. There are several exits alongside the pool. I swam between the first and last exit, which was quite exhilarating albeit cautious. The water was crisp and refreshing. An absolute must do on any visit... More

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Antwerp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I did not try it myself, but it was quite amazing to see people of all ages jump into the wild water (only 12°C) and to see them be taken by the strong and wild streaming water. Next time I'll try it maybe myself.

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Switzerland is known for being expencive but many activities can be done for free. My favourite activity in Bern is swimming in the Aare starting from getting off the number 9 tram at Gurtenbahn and walking down the hill untill the river. Nothing is more relaxing than gently floating down to the Mazili on a hot summers day. For the... More

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

If you are a good swimmer, it's definately the best thing to do in summertime in Berne. It's just brilliant!

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

...if you haven't been swimming throught it. Enjoy the surprising atmosphere of the summer evening along the river, or decide for a bathing cure during the winter... This river has a role in the living of Bern.

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