Swimming and relaxing in Basel: from swimming pools to a spa paradise

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The region around Basel offers plenty of opportunities to discover impressive landscapes and exciting things to see. And the extensive range of spa and bathing facilities allow you to recharge after exciting discovery tours: whether you're looking for a wellness paradise, steam bath or sauna, refreshment and relaxation are guaranteed in Basel!


Popular swimming pools near Basel


If you want to treat yourself to some time out during your stay, you can choose from lots of swimming pools in and around Basel. The Gitterli pool, the largest leisure pool in Baselland, offers plenty of different pools for swimming and relaxing. It also features three slides, a waterclimbing wall and a children's pool for younger visitors. Game afternoons are also held several times a week. The Gitterli pool is located near the centre of Liestal and is accessible by both public transport and car.

You and your family can really let off some steam in the outdoor pool in Pratteln. It has a diving tower, a slide, one 25-metre and one 50-metre pool and a splash pool with a current. The huge grounds of this outdoor pool near Basel also feature a play area, a volleyball court, a football pitch and a restaurant with garden.

Do you want to switch between outdoor and indoor pools? If so, you're in the right place in Basel: the Gelterkinden indoor and outdoor pool offers its visitors various outdoor attractions such as a 50-metre pool, learner's pool, outdoor slide, beach volleyball court and spacious sunbathing area. When the weather is bad, you can swim your lengths in the indoor pool while your kids entertain themselves in the paddling pool or on the indoor slide. The Gelterkinden indoor and outdoor pool can be easily reached by bus or on foot from Gelterkinden train station.

The Spiegelfeld sport and swimming facility has a diverse programme for fans of bathing and wellness: sweat out your stress in the organic sauna and enjoy the soothing warmth. After a sporty swimming session in the indoor pool, you can treat yourself to a relaxing massage (by prior arrangement). The cosy restaurant will also take care of your physical wellbeing.

Wellness in Basel and the surrounding region


Whether you prefer a sauna, spa or steam bath: Basel is the perfect destination for a relaxing wellness weekend! aquabasilea in Pratteln and sole uno in Rheinfelden are two of the best-known wellness centres.


aquabasilea – the most diverse water and wellness world in Switzerland


Adventure pool, sauna, vitality pool and fitness centre: aquabasilea has something for every visitor – no matter whether you're there to enjoy the revitalizing effect of the water or push your body's limits with the 80+ fitness machines. The largest hammam in Basel – and, in fact, in Switzerland – is also here at aquabasilea. Be pampered, Middle Eastern-style – 365 days a year!

water slide in aquabasilea


sole uno wellness world


At sole uno in Rheinfelden you can bathe in the tried-and-tested Rheinfelden Natursole® (natural brine), which is especially good for muscles and joints owing to its salt content. A bubbling outdoor adventure pool and a spacious indoor pool provide ultimate bathing enjoyment. In the brine vitality pool with a salt content of 12% you can float around as though you are on cloud nine and then refresh yourself under the tropical rainfall or Alpine waterfall.

Of course, sole uno also has a wide range of saunas and massage offerings for your enjoyment.


Family swimming