- Hans Weber
- September 29, 2023
Prague Welcomes Summer Temperatures: Natural Swimming Areas Open for Season
Prague residents and visitors were delighted to experience their first weekend of summer temperatures this year. As the sun graced the city, sun-seekers and nature enthusiasts flocked to the natural swimming areas in and around Prague to cool off and enjoy the water. Popular spots such as Motol, Hostivař, Šeberák, and Džbán attracted a steady stream of visitors. Furthermore, the natural biotopes in Radotín and Lhotka have also opened their gates, providing additional swimming options for those seeking a refreshing dip.
The water quality at these swimming areas has been meticulously monitored by health inspectors from mid-May, and the results for the beginning of the season are excellent. The Hygiene Station of the Capital City of Prague (HSHMP) has been evaluating the water quality at four natural swimming areas: Motol, Šeberák, Hostivař, and Džbán. Additionally, the water quality in two Prague biotopes, Lhotka and Radotín, as well as the concrete reservoir at the Divoká Šárka swimming area, is also being checked.
Visitors can expect a pleasant swimming experience at these locations, as the water has received high marks for its quality. The water at Motol and Divoká Šárka swimming areas received the highest ratings, indicating that it is suitable for swimming with a low probability of health issues. The facilities at Hostivař, Šeberák, and the Džbán reservoir also received favorable evaluations.
The Motol natural swimming area, which opened for the season on May 20, reported a good turnout of visitors during the weekend. The facility has made several improvements, including a new trampoline, a repaired slide, a new entry into the water, and a fixed diving platform. The admission fees for Motol are 100 Czech korunas for adults and 60 korunas for children and seniors.
Šeberák, located in Prague 4, is another popular natural swimming area that has been drawing visitors for many decades. This pond in Kunratice offers a serene swimming experience, and naturism enthusiasts can enjoy the nudist beach established here in the 1980s. Šeberák is open to visitors without any admission fees.
In addition to the mentioned swimming areas, the Lhotka natural biotope is set to open on June 1, while the Radotín natural biotope has already opened its gates on May 15. These biotopes provide unique swimming experiences surrounded by natural beauty.
With the summer season underway, residents and tourists in Prague can embrace the warmth and enjoy the numerous natural swimming areas available. These locations offer a respite from the city’s hustle and bustle, providing an opportunity to relax, unwind, and make the most of the summer season.
Article by Prague Forum