Outdoor Pool Chur

Obere Au outdoor pool

Freibad Obere Au
Freibad Obere Au

Show all 12 images

Freibad Obere Au
The outdoor pool with what is probably the largest sunbathing lawn far and wide and with a view of the mountains.


The large Obere Au outdoor pool in Chur is located by the Rhine at the foot of the Calanda mountain. It is characterised by the extensive sunbathing lawn with shady trees and views of the mountains around Chur. The 50m-pool with 8 lanes is suitable for swimming lengths, while the learning pool with its wide slide and a tube slide offers plenty of fun for children and the spacious children's paddling pool will lure even the youngest to the water. Sports enthusiasts can let off some steam during table tennis, at the group fitness area or at the pirate themed playground. If you're hungry, you can grill your own food in the barbecue area, get a snack from the Obere Au Take Away or Khurer Gnusswaga (food truck) or eat at the Obere Au sports restaurant.

Summer adventure weeks 29 June - 11 August 2024
Fun and action for young and old: play and adventure afternoons, group fitness courses and National Day brunch. Further information.

Play afternoons from 12. June at the outdoor pool
The play afternoons on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12. June until 10. August will be held at the outdoor pool Obere Au (instead of the indoor pool). They will not take place in case of bad weather. Further information: Play afternoons

Free transition to the indoor pool
The free transfer between the Obere Au indoor and outdoor pools via the terrace of the sports restaurant, which was introduced last year, was very popular with customers. That's why this will be offered again this summer.

In 2021 Swiss Aquatics has included the swimming pool of the Obere Au outdoor pool in the official list of Olympic pools, category A. Category A are pools for the highest demands that are suitable for holding major competitions. Diploma Olympic pool, cat. A

By the way: There is also a swimming pool in Chur town centre, called "Badi Sand".


Please find pool prices here.

Deck-chairs and parasols are for rent for CHF 5.- at the front desk (ID card as deposit).

Ticket shop
Buy single tickets for the Obere Au outdoor pool online: www.sportanlagenchur.ch/ticketshop

  • buy your ticket online with or without ChurCard, adult or child
  • pay by credit/debit card or Twint
  • receive your ticket with QR code by e-mail
  • validate your QR code at the turnstile of the respective facility
  • let the pool fun begin!

The tickets are valid on the date of purchase. Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled.

Ticket machine
You can also purchase your tickets at the ticket machine on site.

Opening hours

11. May - 1. September 2024

  • Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm* - last entry 7.15pm
  • Saturday/Sunday/holidays 9am - 8pm* - last entry 7.15pm
  • 1st August: 9am - 5pm - last entry 4.15pm

*02.06.-11.08.2024 until 9pm - last entry 8.15pm

Outdoor pool lane reservation

Clubs and schools as well as Aqua-Fit courses and individual athletes can make lane reservations. For the use of the outdoor pool by clubs and schools, trainers and instructors must present a valid SLRG Pool Plus module or correspondingly valid ID.

Here you will find the booking schedule for course providers, clubs and schools. Please register your reservations directly at reservationensoau@chur.ch, thank you.


Public Transport



Responsible for this content Chur Sports and Event Facilities.