If it's sunny closing time is usually 20:00. After that many of the baths turn into lively open-air bars. We list our favourites places by the water below.
Remember swimming in the lake and especially the river is only for good swimmers. Bear in mind that there is not necessarily a lifeguard present even in official swimming facilities. If you’re swimming in the lake it's advisable to wear a coloured bathing cap so ships can see you better. Swimming in the river Limmat in between the lake and the river swimming baths Oberer Letten (close to the main station) is forbidden, as there is busy boat and ship traffic.