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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Ferry-Hopping Across Lake Zurich


4. Insider’s Tip

The evening scene at Barfussbar in Zurich.  

One local summer tradition is taking a dip in open-air swimming holes, like the neoclassical Frauenbadi, which is women-only by day but turns into the co-ed Barfussbar (Barefoot Bar) by night. City spots like this can get crowded, though, so head to one of the small municipal swimming holes around the lake, like Rapperswil’s Stadtbadi. The quietest times are in the morning and during the last two hours that it’s open (7 to 9 p.m.), when you can float in solitude under the starry sky.

Published on Jun 27, 2013 as a web exclusive.

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