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Obere Au outdoor pool

Outdoor Swimming Pool · Chur · 561 m
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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.
Please note: the 2022 season is over. Next year, the outdoor pool is expected to open on 13 May 2023.

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 take away or Khurer Gnusswaga or eat at the Obere Au sports restaurant.

Play afternoons in the outdoor pool in good weather
From the 2022 summer season onwards, the play afternoons will be held in the outdoor pool on Wednesdays and Saturdays when the weather is fine and warm (instead of in the indoor pool.)

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".

Opening hours

14. May - 4. September 2022
  • Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm*

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

  • 1st August: 9am - 5pm

*01.06.-14.08.2022 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.


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:

You benefit from:

  • 10% discount when buying tickets through the ticket shop
  • No queuing at the cash desk
  • Contactless access to the facilitiy
  • Fast, safe and direct to your swimming enjoyment

How it works:

  • buy your ticket online with or without ChurCard, adult or child
  • pay by credit 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.

Public transport

From Chur station bus Nr. 2 (direction Obere Au). Get off at "Obere Au" (9 mins)

Getting there

Motorway exit Chur Süd, follow signs for "P&R Obere Au".


For guests with a single entry or pass of the Chur sports and event facilities there is free parking at the Obere Au parking. Simply pull the parking ticket and validate it inside the sports centre. Without an entry ticket to the sports facilities parking is free for the first hour.


2'757'641E 1'191'825N
46.858863, 9.506108
46°51'31.9"N 9°30'22.0"E
32T 538578 5189604
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