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“Good place to hang out”

Flussbad Oberer Letten
Ranked #40 of 207 things to do in Zurich
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good place to hang out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

it is a good place to hang out with friends or to meet new people. in summer it is very crowded. but sometimes there is a dj and you can stay there until they close.

Visited August 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“The best things are still for free”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

It is a lot of fun to drift in the very clean (but mostly chilly) river. Usually it is quite crowded on a sunny day but that adds to the ambiance.

Visited August 2011
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Zurich
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“Trendy hot spot, but often overcrowded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

This river-fed swimming area (open for swimming only in summer, June-September) is one of the most trendy places in Zurich. Accordingly, it's often overcrowded, especially on weekends if the weather is fine. If possible, come here on a weekday of be early enough to catch one of the last places to sit down.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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336 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“Terrible...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

For someone who grew up at the beach, I find Letten a complete joke. There are far better places to go swimming in Zürich. Go to Greifensee or to the lake at Rapperswil, far far better.

Letten is like a canal bordered by grey concrete walls on both sides and water flowing through it. Why in the world would locals like this place amazes me? It's just one of the places to be seen ... for locals only. When it gets busy the place is absolutely packed and you lie side by side with locals like in a can of sardines.

Also please be careful. There are no life guards and no one will save you. Remember that swimming in fresh water is far different from swimming in the sea, it's hard to stay afloat. I know of someone who drowned here and despite the cries for help, no one came to his rescue. He passed away...

Visited August 2011
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Zürich
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87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great fun at the river”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

The Oberer Letten is a free public swimming place along a river canal. It's provides changing rooms, showers, and toilets and has on both sides of the river a little snackbar. On one side, there are two beach volleyball fields, too. On warm days, it is usually very crowded and a place to see and be seen.
But beware - if you are not a strong swimmer, the river is nothing for you and you are better off going to the lake instead!

Visited August 2011
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