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Outdoor Bathing in Zürich

What is it with Zürich with all these separated Womems and Mens baths like in Tiefenbrunnen, Frauenbad, Männerbad Schanzengraben etc. Seems like a hangover from a puritanical times. Or are they anyhow puritanical in Zürich?

But sometimes " couples " do get in!

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/24535446
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Re: Outdoor Bathing in Zürich

The Frauenbadi is great as a relic of times past, however has a very real place in contemporary society for females from certain cultures who also value a dip when the mercury rises. Orthodox Jewish females to name just one -

You can probably swim freely wherever you like - the lake/river is quite large - I see no issue
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Re: Outdoor Bathing in Zürich

Not just women from certain cultures, the Frauenbad is always a hit with my teen and 20-something visitors.

These are young women who are anything but prudish. Yet they tell me that it's so refreshing to have a space where they can simply enjoy the water, enjoy the day out without having to think about or deal with the usual sorts of interest they encounter when at the pool or beach.

Rather than a throwback to times of imposed modesty, my nieces see the Frauenbad as a very modern, affirming, healthy 'body positive' place.


(Except for the idiots on the tourist boats trying to film from the river...)
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What is it with Zürich with all these separated Womems and Mens baths like in Tiefenbrunnen, Frauenbad, Männerbad Schanzengraben etc. Seems like a hangover from a puritanical times. Or are they anyhow puritanical in Zürich?

But sometimes " couples " do get in!

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/24535446
Problem with immigrants maybe?
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Re: Outdoor Bathing in Zürich

Tiefenbrunnen separated - have you ever been there, really? Do you want to complain about the gay pasture?
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Re: Outdoor Bathing in Zürich

Yes Tiefenbrunnen separated! FKK where the men and women are separated.
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Tiefenbrunnen separated - have you ever been there, really? Do you want to complain about the gay pasture?
Guys into FKK are automatically gay?
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What is it with Zürich with all these separated Womems and Mens baths like in Tiefenbrunnen, Frauenbad, Männerbad Schanzengraben etc. Seems like a hangover from a puritanical times. Or are they anyhow puritanical in Zürich?

But sometimes " couples " do get in!

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/24535446
Yes - the are many wonderful Open Badis in Zürich. Even more if you venture just a little out of the city limits. Here just the city ones:

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ssd/de/...merbaeder.html

Some are segregated by gender, and I appreciate it.
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Re: Outdoor Bathing in Zürich

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Did I write about the FKK area? I did write about the gay pasture. Has nothing to do with the FKK area. And either one doesn't worry me at all - everybody after his or her façon. I go to Tiefenbrunnen to swim because I live around the corner.
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Did I write about the FKK area? I did write about the gay pasture. Has nothing to do with the FKK area. And either one doesn't worry me at all - everybody after his or her façon. I go to Tiefenbrunnen to swim because I live around the corner.
So am I understanding this correctly: Tiefenbrunnen devided into all kinds of sections, one of them is specially for gay people?
That would be amazingly progressive .... even though ..... there is a demand for it?
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Yet they tell me that it's so refreshing to have a space where they can simply enjoy the water, enjoy the day out without having to think about or deal with the usual sorts of interest they encounter when at the pool or beach.
This is an interesting view point. Never thought of it this way !!
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This is an interesting view point. Never thought of it this way !!
Not gonna get involved.

Some object to the freely blatant genitalia being put on display. Can't comment - have never been there (or just perhaps never noticed).

Usually involved in reading / studying/, enjoying the water and scenery for a few hours somewhere along the lake...
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What is it with Zürich with all these separated Womems and Mens baths like in Tiefenbrunnen, Frauenbad, Männerbad Schanzengraben etc. Seems like a hangover from a puritanical times. Or are they anyhow puritanical in Zürich?

But sometimes " couples " do get in!

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich/story/24535446
To be honest, many of these Badis around the lake (especially on the Swiss Re side) are full of men and women wanting to display their current stature in full peacock fashion.

Some of us want to avoid that blatant display game of "guess who will fail next", and "who's kid will be better than mine".

There are definitely better badis along the lake of Zürich.
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So am I understanding this correctly: Tiefenbrunnen devided into all kinds of sections, one of them is specially for gay people?
That would be amazingly progressive .... even though ..... there is a demand for it?
Ever been there?

There are pilgrimages to the gay pasture (a pickup-place to be more specific) and everybody knows about it.

No problem if you want to sit there, though.

It has been like that for decades and it is totally accepted.
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Well he never said that but its a common stupid association from ignorant people. Not meaning you.
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Guys into FKK are automatically gay?
There are many " sections". The gay section,the normal section,the family section,the sport/young people section,the FKK. All non official except for FKK. No problem sitting there except for the stupid " are you " goggles from the gays!
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Ever been there?

There are pilgrimages to the gay pasture (a pickup-place to be more specific) and everybody knows about it.

No problem if you want to sit there, though.

It has been like that for decades and it is totally accepted.

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Well thats Zürich superficiality. Sad! Alot of young people with a not so athletic body dont go bathing because of this body culture from the young.If you dont have a six pack you are out.
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To be honest, many of these Badis around the lake (especially on the Swiss Re side) are full of men and women wanting to display their current stature in full peacock fashion.

Some of us want to avoid that blatant display game of "guess who will fail next", and "who's kid will be better than mine".

There are definitely better badis along the lake of Zürich.
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Well thats Zürich superficiality. Sad! Alot of young people with a not so athletic body dont go bathing because of this body culture from the young.If you dont have a six pack you are out.
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I don't find that anywhere in the city's badis. There is a proper mixed bag of body shapes and I don't get the impression anyone is being judged. A good benchmark observation (in my non-scientific opinion) is how many people are willing to get their hair wet in the lake. If you don't get bothered by your hair drying in the sun to a barely contained ball of frizz then you can't be THAT arsed about keeping up appearances.
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Well thats Zürich superficiality. Sad! Alot of young people with a not so athletic body dont go bathing because of this body culture from the young.If you dont have a six pack you are out.
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Then you have to give your self esteem a workout.
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well that's from a report in Tages Anzeiger ( fake news ?
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