Where to swim in Zug
The lakeside city of Zug is a great spot to cool off on a warm day with plenty of places to dip your toes in along it’s shoreline. And families shouldn’t miss a visit to the Strandbad Zug, with its small paddling pool and gentle sloped sand beach into the lake. Just a short stroll out of the city centre, it’s a great place for parents to enjoy a sunset drink while the kids happily cover themselves in sand - the perfect final addition to the 2018 summer swimming series.
Opening Hours and Entry Price:
Just like all the lakeside swimming options in the city of Zug, the Strandbad Zug is free.
The opening hours are 9am till 7.30pm during the season and only when the weather is nice.
The best way to get there?
With it’s plentiful supply of bike racks, locals are best advised to come by bike. The Badi is also easily walkable from the Zug Schutzengel train station, or a little further the Zug main station.
For those living further afield and for those who must come by car, the closest parking (paid by the hour) is a short 5 minute walk at the Zug Harbour, next to the Hafenrestaurant.
What sets your favourite Badi apart from the rest?
This Badi is perfect for families with it's large grassed area, sandy beach (grainy sand) and a gentle slope into the lake. Set up your picnic blankets just behind the trees to ensure shade all day long. Enjoy the views over to the alps in the distance or stay for a famous Zug sunset - it’s a pretty special spot.
Young kids will enjoy the shallow paddling pool with small slide and fountain. For confident swimmers there are three diving boards into the lake.
Anything yummy that we must try on the menu?
I love the “fitness tellers” (fitness plates) here, a mixture of salads served with either chicken, fried fish or sausages. The kids though prefer the Pommes Frites (fries) and an ice cream.
What is one thing you never go to the Badi without?
Whenever we visit this Badi we always bring sand toys with us.
And that rounds off the end of the 2018 summer series discovering different locations to swim throughout Switzerland. We are already collecting submissions for the 2019 series, so if your favourite place to swim has yet to be featured, head over to fill out the form here.