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Places to cool off in Zurich

Hello everyone!

I've been trying hopelessly to find a place to cool off after work as the past few days have been ridiculously hot. The water temp in the river and lake is not refreshing any more and the crowds of people make a trip to the bad a lil to close for comfort and relaxation.

So if you've got any tips for places with cooler waters and more relaxed atmosphere please do share
Where are you going to cool off during this Zurich heat wave?
What are your favorite spots and tips?

Cheers!


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Old 24.08.2011, 14:22
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Re: Places to cool off in Zurich

Katzensee in ZH-Affoltern.
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in the car with ac on full blast
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Re: Places to cool off in Zurich

Moving water will feel cooler on your skin than still water.


Go to the "Ober Letten"

Follow the Limmat river back from the Lake, or take either the tram 4 or 13 to Limmat Platz and cross over to the Limmat from there.

Not only is there cool refreshing water........ but you can also DRINK BEER at one of the many surrounding outlets (or an alternative beverage of choice). This is my solid recommendation.


Following the Limmat down a little further, you will find the "Unter Letten".
It has a cool "GRILL" that sits in the water, and a spring board.

Dive off the spring board, float down and rest your feet up against the Grill and let the cool water wash past you.
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Re: Places to cool off in Zurich

Take a chair, a clipboard and a good book downstairs and sit in the laundry room. If anybody questions you, tell them it is your week to be lint trap monitor and brandish the clipboard in a meaningful, passive-aggressive way.
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Old 24.08.2011, 23:44
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I sit on limmatquai on the low pier thingy with my feet in the water. Awesome.
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Old 24.08.2011, 23:57
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Katzensee in ZH-Affoltern.
i usually go swiming there, is 10 min walking from mi house... but lately the watter has been also a litle bit warm ... and to many people.

i usually dont mind those 2 things, but today was way to much people and the watter was not refreshin enough
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Hello everyone!

I've been trying hopelessly to find a place to cool off after work as the past few days have been ridiculously hot. The water temp in the river and lake is not refreshing any more and the crowds of people make a trip to the bad a lil to close for comfort and relaxation.

So if you've got any tips for places with cooler waters and more relaxed atmosphere please do share
Where are you going to cool off during this Zurich heat wave?
What are your favorite spots and tips?

Cheers!


go to Russia I'll show you Baikal lake.
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Old 25.08.2011, 10:00
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Re: Places to cool off in Zurich

Mine is just across the road from my apartment - Lake Zurich. On Monday though, I resorted to going into the cellar pretending to potter around I like to because its so cool in there
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thank you all for the good suggestions and thank god it finally rained yesterday! i was starting to evaporate at my desk
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Re: Places to cool off in Zurich

Spent the afternoon at Schlieren open air pool, not sure I like the new 'eco' pool, before the water was clean with chlorine, now it's just green & slimy.
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Re: Places to cool off in Zurich

I've turned my hot water bottle into a COLD WATER bottle..fill it with water..tuck it into the freezer for a bit..et voila....coolness!
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Old 25.08.2011, 20:32
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Re: Places to cool off in Zurich

Enjoy it - it'll be over before you know it.
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Old 25.08.2011, 20:46
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Re: Places to cool off in Zurich

Take a cold shower. Often in cellars of office buildings are the air raid shelters, and these have showers for decontamination.

Maybe you could take a discreet shower at lunchtime. If the door is locked you will have to ask the building janitor if you can use it, and he will say no!
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