Top 10 Places to Swim in Prague

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So far, Prague has been witnessing some record-breaking weather temperatures this year. We have only had a couple of mild spring days and the climate jumped straight to summer days early on in April. These temperatures have held throughout the summer of 2018 in Prague with only a few showers here and there.

Because of that, our guests often change plans from the typical holiday sightseeing tour and ask for a good place to go swimming in Prague. After all, who doesn’t love to cool down by a pool or a beach with some ice cream or a pint of beer (yes, in a very Czech fashion…).

That’s why we have put together a list of top 10 places for swimming in Prague. The list contains both outdoor swimming pools and premises as well as indoor swimming facilities you can visit on a hot day in the Prague city. The Czech capital has plenty of places to choose from.

Best Outdoor Swimming Places in Prague

Prague was ranked the world’s greenest city in 2018 with plenty of natural and man-made green space throughout the city. Many of these spaces also offer a chance to go swimming outside and the choice of outside swimming pools and baths is much bigger than in other European cities. Here is our pick of the top outdoor swimming spots:

1. Outdoor Swimming Pool in Podolí

One of the most popular places to go swimming in Prague is the Podolí swimming centre. The site offers two outdoor swimming pools – one 50m and one 33m long. For the kids there are also a couple of paddling pool and a fun toboggan. There is a large grass ground for sunbathing as well as stalls where you can buy some refreshments.

Opening hours: Daily 6:00 – 21:45
Entrance fee: 120 CZK for the day (70 CZK Reduced)
Facilities: Outdoor pools 50m and 33m, Children’s pool, Toboggan, Refreshments, Sauna, Fitness, Solarium
Website: http://www.pspodoli.cz/

2. Swimming lake Džbán (Divoká Šárka)

This large swimming lake is located on the outskirts of Prague near the beautiful nature reserve Divoka Sarka (Wild Sarka). It is a beautiful place for a walk along the hills and meadow valleys which can be topped off with a cooling swim in the lake. The water quality is regularly measured so you can check the current hygiene levels before you go.

Opening hours: Every day – 8:00 to 21:00
Entrance fee: 90 CZK for the day
Facilities: Changing room, stalls with refreshments, Free parking, toilets, Wakeboarding
Website: http://koupalistedzban.cz/ (Website is temporarily unavailable)

3. Hostivař reservoir beach

The Hostivar Reservoir beach is the largest lake in Prague, located in the calm natural area of the Hostivař Forest Park. It is a hidden gem for spending a day by the water even often overlooked by the locals. This swimming location offers a wide range of water activities and fun things to do like a water slide, a mountain-climbing wall, and a children’s play area. You can also get refreshments and ice cream from the bars, stalls and the local restaurant.

Opening hours: Every day – 9:00 to 20:00
Entrance fee: 90 CZK for the day (60 CZK Reduced)
Facilities: Changing room, Food & Beverages, Trampolines, Wi-Fi hotspot, Sports & Water Activities (Paddle Boats, Kayaks, Beach Volleyball, Table Tennis…)
Website: http://www.hostivarskaprehrada.cz/

4. Outdoor Swimming Pool Petynka

The Petynka Swimming center is also a popular place for swimming in Prague. It offers a 50m outdoor swimming pool surrounded by wide grass sunbathing areas. The outdoor part also offers a toboggan, a children’s play area, volleyball court and other water activities. You can also purchase drinks, beverages, and other refreshments.

Opening hours: Every day – 7:00 to 21:00 (June – August)
Entrance fee: 160 CZK for the day
Facilities: Food & Beverages, 50m heated pool, Children’s playground, Sunshade umbrellas & Beach decks
Website: https://www.koupalistepetynka.cz/

5. Biotop Radotín Swimming Baths

This newly constructed natural Swimming Biotope was only built and opened recently in 2014. It is a unique concept where all water cleaning and filtration is done through natural processes using water plants and other natural ecosystems. No chemical substrates are used for cleaning the water at all. The outdoor swimming lake offers both shallow and deep ends. The centre also offers slides and other activities for families with children.

Opening hours: Every day – 9:00 to 20:00
Entrance fee: 160 CZK for the day
Facilities: Food & Beverages, Naturally cleaned water without chemicals, Changing rooms, Outdoor showers, Children’s playground
Website: http://biotopradotin.cz/

Best Indoor Swimming Places in Prague

6. Aquapalace Prague

The aquapalace resort is one of the largest water, sauna & wellness resorts in Central Europe. The water world features many water attractions including slides a 450m long wild river, artificial waves pool and the popular spacebowl attraction. The Sauna worlds includes 14 different heating rooms with many relaxing ceremonies taking place during the day. The wellness centre is a great place to let your body get some well reserved relaxation. The wide variety of activities makes Aquapalace Prague a perfect place to spend a day with the whole family.

Opening hours: Every day – 9:00 to 22:00 (Sauna world is open till 23:00)
Entrance fee: An adult day ticket costs 759 CZK.  (Reduced, family and half-day ticket prices are available at the official website)
Facilities: Food & Beverages, Sauna world, Water World, SPA & Wellness centre, Fitness, Children’s playground
Website: https://www.aquapalace.cz/?lang=en

7. Aqua Sport Club Chodov

This swimming centre is recently opened and offers a 25m indoor pool with 5 swimming lanes. There is also a 1,2m deep general purpose swimming pool. Kids can enjoy some fun on the toboggan, whirlpools and a wild river.

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 6.30-21.00, Sat + Sun 8:00-21.00
Entrance fee: Adults: 90 + 20 minutes for 160 CZK
Reduced, family and half-day ticket prices are available at the official website.
Website: http://www.aquasportclub.cz/

8. Aquadream Aquapark Barrandov

This water resort is located on the Barrandov hills and is a great place for a family to spend a day near the water. There is a 25m indoor swimming pool and many water attractions for children like a toboggan, whirlpools, water slides, waterfalls, children’s wading pool etc. During the summer there is an outside terrace open for sunbathing.

Opening hours: Mon – Fri 6.30-21.00, Sat + Sun 8:00-21.00
Entrance fee: Adult entrance for 3 hours costs 229 CZK
Website: http://www.aquadream.cz/

9. Šutka Aquacentrum

The Šutka swimming centre offers a 50m indoor swimming pool. There is also a nice family friendly water park with slides and other water attractions. There is a summer terrace accessible directly from the water park where you can chill and sunbathe during a hot day.
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 6.30-21.00, Sat + Sun 8:00-21.00
Entrance: All day adult fee is 350 CZK
Website: https://www.sutka.eu/en/

10. Indoor Swimming Pool in Podolí

The Podoli swimming centre makes the list again with its 50m Indoor swimming pool. The convenient location and both outside and inside swimming facilities makes the premise one of the most popular swimming facilities in Prague.

Opening hours: Daily 6:00 – 21:45
Entrance fee: 120 CZK for the day (70 CZK Reduced)
Facilities: Indoor Swimming Pool 50m, Diving boards, Refreshments, Sauna, Fitness, Solarium
Website: http://www.pspodoli.cz/

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