Freibad Alpenstadt Chur

Obere Au outdoor pool


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


The outdoor pool season at Obere Au is over - we thank you very much for your visit and look forward to next summer!

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 Khurer Gnusswaga (food truck) or eat at the Obere Au sports restaurant.

Play afternoons during summer holidays at the outdoor pool
The play afternoons on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer holidays 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

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:

  • 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 for 3 days from 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*

  • Saturday/Sunday/holidays 9am - 8pm*

  • 1st August: 9am - 5pm

*01.06.-11.08.2024 until 9pm

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, thank you.


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