Swimming close to Zürich, Strandbad Dorfmeilen
Now that the weather is warming up and the Badis have opened their doors let’s continue on with our summer special all about Swiss Badis. Whether it is by the lake, in the rivers, or visiting a local pool - The Swiss love to cool down at the Badi in the summer. If you want to hang out with the locals this summer, the Badi is where you’ll find them.
So sit back in your sun lounger, grab a cocktail, and let’s go exploring.
You can find many different Badis all over our country, and we love hearing about your favourites. Today we have Karen, a mum of two from Hello Dreamers. When her son was born she found it difficult to find beautiful clothes for him so she started researching and eventually curated a collection of European childrens clothes which she now sells.
Where is your favourite Badi?
My favorite Badi is called Strandbad Dorfmeilen on the Lake of Zürich, and it's on the Seestrasse right after the town of Meilen.
Opening hours and entry price?
Tuesday-Sunday 9am - 8pm and Mondays from 11am - 8pm.
Entry is 3chf. Kids under 16 free.
Best way to get there?
The Badi Dorfmeilen is on the Seestrasse right after the town of Meilen. There is parking right in front and in the surrounding areas. The Meilen train station is only a 5 minute walk away.
What sets your Badi apart from the rest?
What I particularly love about it is that it's intimate and never overcrowded, and has a beautiful green grassy area. With a small playground right in the middle, it allows also parents of small children to relax, because you can keep an eye on them without having to be there all the time! I really feel it's safe there, and the kids love it.
Anything yummy on the menu that we must try?
They make fresh breaded fish which I find great, although being Italian I always bring homemade pasta from home.
What’s one thing you never go to the Badi without?
I wish I could name only one thing, but when going out with two small kids it's more like a hundred things! I always take a really big picnic blanket and sun cream, of course. However, I can save space in my bag because toys are not really necessary to take with you as you can find them there already—both on the playground and in the baby swimming pool.
Tell us a little about Hello Dreamers:
When my son was born I found it difficult to find beautiful clothes for him. So I started researching and eventually curated a collection of European childrens clothes which I now sell online at Hello Dreamers.
Don't forget to check out the other Badi's in the series "My Badi".
Are you ready to head to the Badi? Do you have a favourite swimming spot that you’d like to share? Get in contact!