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Lido & indoor swimming pool Weggis

Beachvolleyball in the Lido Weggis

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You can now swim and dive all year round at the lido or indoor pool. The colourful bathing huts and unique setting remain as popular as ever. You can also fortify yourself with beverages, salads, grilled specialities and much more at the Lido beach restaurant.

Facilities

Lido

  • Sunbathing lawns
  • Sandy beach
  • Beach volleyball field
  • Lake area with diving tower
  • Children's playground
  • Play equipment in the water
  • Lounger and parasol hire
  • Toilets and changing rooms
  • Restaurant


Indoor swimming pool

  • 25 m pool
  • Spa: Finnish sauna 85°; steam bath 45°
  • Restaurant

Directions

Take the bus to Weggis Dörfli. It's then an 800-metre walk in a south-westerly direction. During the summer season, the Lido Bus operates a daily service to Weggis jetty and the lido. The lido also has a fee-paying car park.

History

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It caused controversy when it opened in 1919 as Switzerland's first lido to offer mixed bathing. The bold undertaking to build a lido for the princely sum of 70,642 francs paid off by recording 31,596 visits in its first year. Its success soon attracted both envy and wagging fingers. The local tourism authority noted the following: "In the newspapers, on the street and in the pulpit, all the talk was of the "immoral pool". The lido was seen in some quarters as a disgrace." The reason was that men and women shared the same pool. The sexes swam together in the open lake – what a scandal!

The outcry forced the cantonal council to order "drastic" measures: male users had to wear bathing costumes that covered their chests (this already applied to women…), the pool had to be closed at lunchtime when the sun was at its hottest, photography was forbidden, and a supervisor was appointed by the council to ensure discipline and order.

Further pool-related stories from Lucerne may be found in the book

 

Location and contact

Lido Weggis
Hertensteinstrasse 45
6353 Weggis
+41 (0)41 392 73 90
lidoweggis.lu.ch
www.weggis.ch
Location fully accessible/usable
Wheelchair-accessible WC available
Designated disabled parking bays available