Where to swim in Weggis: Lido Weggis
Lakeside swimming in Switzerland is more often than not accompanied with stunning views and today’s location is no exception. Beneath the towering Rigi mountain, a great day trip in itself, you will find the resort town of Weggis extending out into Lake Lucerne with its Lido—an undiscovered gem.
Where is your favourite Badi?
Lido Weggis, Hertensteinstrasse 45, 6353 Weggis
Opening Hours & Entry price:
Outdoor areas are open 1.5.2018 to 30.9.2018 from 9:30 - 19.00 (until 20.30 during high season - often later too)
Indoor Pool: Daily during high season; Otherwise every day except Thursday. Hours vary. Weekend opening is 10.00 - 19.00.
Price: 7 chf adults; 5 chf kids (6-18); under 6s are free. There is an additional charge of 10 chf for adults wishing to use the Sauna / Steam Room.
The best way to get there?
There are plenty of parking spaces in front of the Lido. A Tageskarte costs 6 CHF or the hourly rate is 1 chf. If the spaces by the Lido are full, try a car park in Weggis and hop on the Lido Bus or walk (approximately 1 kilometre).
Bus 2 from Küssnacht to Brunnen stops in Weggis. If you get out at Weggis Dörfli, you have a 10-minute walk to the Lido. There is also a Lido Bus from Weggis Schiffstation to the Lido. You could take Bus 2 (or a boat!) to the Schiffstation and then hop on the little Lido Bus.
What sets your favourite Badi apart from the rest?
As with many Badis in Switzerland, the views from the Lido are stunning. What my family likes in particular, are the waves produced by the many passing ships - steam boats, the slick new liners of the Lake Lucerne shipping company, private yachts and motor boats. The waves make bathing and paddling more fun.
I find this Badi is never too busy: it's as if the many tourists in Weggis don't know about it and as though there aren't enough locals to fill the place up.
The indoor pool is a real draw, especially in early season when the lake isn't warm enough for less brave swimmers. Half the pool is reserved for lane swimming and the other half for playing. There is a shallow end for non-swimmers. Rubber rings and mats are often available for kids to play with or float about.
In the lake itself there is a diving platform (1m and 2m) and a slide straight into the lake. There are also two trampolines in the lake: one floating in the non-swimmer area with a small slide and another for swimmers with a "blob" (air bag you can sit on and be propelled into the lake when someone jumps on the bag).
There is a good play area for little ones, including some water-play, two ping-pong tables, compressed air for blowing up inflatable or SUPs, and a volleyball court. Football is however not permitted in the Badi.
Anything yummy that we must try on the menu?
The restaurant is lovely. They have great salads (Fitnesstellers), a changing daily menu, a salad buffet and even a couple of vegetarian options. There is also the usual Badi fare and plenty of ice cream!
What is one thing you never go to the Badi without?
Sun protection in all its forms: hats, cream and a parasol for when that shady tree you sat under no longer offers you any shade.
Tell us a little about yourself:
English by birth but feeling semi-Swiss after 10 years living in Hagendorn (ZG), I have 3 boys and a husband who demand most of my energy. I love exploring the Swiss Wanderwege (without my men in tow) and can also be found participating in wind band concerts several times a year with my local Musikgesellschaft.
Thanks Gillian for sharing with us. The Lido Weggis sounds like a great place to cool down after a day of hiking on the Rigi.
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