Want to know more about swinging in Switzerland?
Known worldwide for being a country with stable politics and famous for its banks, cheese and chocolate, Switzerland is a beautiful and mountainous country. It cuts a famous image with its lakes, ski resorts and traditional villages and libertinism is not what most people would think of when visiting this European nation. Swinging, however, is very popular both as a tourist attraction and a domestic pastime. The country has dozens of large libertine clubs and between them offer a huge community of couples to partner swap with.
In this feature, we give you a club by club guide of all the best swinging venues in Switzerland; from saunas and spas to nightclubs and bars. We also give you some additional resources for those of you interested in FKK clubs or BDSM venues plus some swinging communities and groups that can help you network before and after your date with Swiss libertinism.
Swingers Clubs in Switzerland
There are a few dozen regular clubs in Switzerland that are either couples only or offer couples nights for swingers. We’ve selected the best of these and provided the basic details of facilities, events, prices and opening times.
Please note that all prices are quoted in Swiss Francs (CHF) and are correct as at the time of our reviews (September 2019).
We should point out that whilst most of the clubs have English speakers, the main languages spoken in Switzerland are French and German so a basic knowledge of either of these can help an evening along more smoothly.
Bains De L’Est
3 rue de l’Est, 1207 Genève Suisse, Quartier des Eaux Vives
“The Most Famous International Sex Spa”
Located in downtown Geneva, Bains De L’Est has been in operation since 1999 and offers a very professional and modern setting for swingers in Switzerland.
Like many European libertine spas, the Bains De L’Est, the club is run like a wellness centre and offers a range of leisure facilities in addition to group and private play areas. This particular venue has the largest Jacuzzi in the country for a swingers club as well as steam rooms, ice showers and a sauna.
As for the play zones, you can expect to find open, closed and peephole cabins, gloryholes and slings as well as a bar, TV saloon lounge and smoking room. There is also a room dedicated to foam partying as well as video cabins and a ‘dark labyrinth’.
The club is predominantly set up for homosexual men and couples though they do have regular mixed nights and couple swapping events. You can find further details online about upcoming meetings.
Pricing varies by individual events but is around 100 CHF per couple for swinging nights.
Grabenackerstrasse 9, Industrie Süd, CH-4702 Oensingen
“1st and only world of experiences exclusively for couples!”
Situated between Bern and Zurich and an hour south of Basel, the Kristall Grotte (Crystal Cave) has been a popular swinging venue in Switzerland since it opened its doors in 2001.
A classy lifestyle club run exclusively for straight couples, the venue is run by swingers for swingers and offers a classic experience of themed play zones including a jungle bar, Roman spa and a Stone Age room. However, the main inspiration behind the décor is clearly the concept of a crystal cave and there is something mysterious and charming about the atmosphere created inside this club.
As well as a sun-deck and pool, you can also find a massage room with waterbed, lounge, dance floor and sauna. There are also SM rooms, a smokers tent plus buffet and bar. Erotic movies and music are screened/piped throughout the club to keep a sexy atmosphere going at all times.
It’s a good club that has a loyal local and international following that runs some great regular events as well as frequent themed evenings (see website for details).
The club opening times and entrance prices are currently as follows:
|Day||Opening Hours||Admission Fee|
|Wednesday||1.00pm to 7.00pm
7.00pm to 1.00am
1.00pm to 1.00am
|Thursday||1.00pm to 7.00pm
7.00pm to 1.00am
1.00pm to 1.00am
|Friday||1.00pm to 7.00pm
7.00pm to 2.00am
1.00pm to 2.00am
|Saturday||1.00pm to 7.00pm
7.00pm to 2.00am
1.00pm to 2.00am
|Sunday||4.00pm to 11.00pm||160 CHF|
Single ladies are welcome to join the activities and entrance is offered at a discounted rate. This can be as low as 49 CHF depending on the night.
Wilerstrasse 55, CH 9545 Rosental/Wängi
Situated an hour east of Zurich, the Orangerie is a premium adults club offering swinging events as well as being the largest libertine club in Switzerland.
The premises are based in an old weaving mill dating from the late 19th century and this offers a range of accommodation over three floors covering a total floor space of 2,400 sq m.
It’s a huge place and their larger events make the most of this fact by attracting well over a hundred guests all open to sharing their intimate experiences with other guests.
The club has a reputation for its ambiance and offers plenty of well-decorated and maintained spaces that bring out the fantasy to your evenings. They are also known for their gastronomy and have an a la carte restaurant that serves some fine food.
Expect an exotic and erotic night with relaxation rooms, cosy fires, saunas and a smokers area that serves its purpose with flair.
The outside space offers some secluded and picturesque spots in the gardens and fine evenings with a mild temperature can offer some al fresco fun.
Upstairs there is a large group area but the best rooms are the smaller ones that offer an assortment of delicious treats.
Overall, it’s a five-star club with a fabulously well appointed bar and restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere. So relaxing in fact that you can be forgiven for thinking you have stumbled into a retreat rather than a swingers club…until you hit the play zones.
Prices for entry are charged as follows:
- 75 CHF for couples
- 58 CHF for single males
- 25 CHF for single females
Überlandstrasse 10, CH-8600 Dübendorf/Zürich
“Everything is possible, nothing is necessary”
Situated just a fifteen-minute drive on the north-east edges of Zurich, the Caesar Sauna is a libertine spa that offers an oasis of lust and licentiousness.
Opened in 1993, the club has been successfully operating for over 25 years providing a much-enjoyed premises for singles and couples to swing.
Accommodation is over three floors and the venue can hold up to 100 people; though midweek there is nowhere near this number of guests, the weekends can and do get busy, particularly if there is a themed event running.
The weekly programme runs as follows:
- Monday – Dinner for Swingers (Barbecue in the Summer months)
- Tuesday – Public Sex in the Bar
- Wednesday – Spa Days (Sauna, Sex, Relax)
- Thursday – All Nude/FKK
- Friday & Saturday – Disco Nights
- Sunday – Relax
Facilities extend to include a steam room, saunas, darkroom and both public and private play spaces. There is even a rooftop terrace to enjoy the mild Swiss summers.
It’s a modern club with a contemporary design which attracts a nice group of regulars from the local community. However, the club is also open and welcoming to international visitors.
Entrance fees to the club are currently charged as follows:
- Single females – Free
- Single males – 53 CHF
- Couples – 37 CHF
Opening times at the Caesar Sauna are as follows:
- Monday to Thursday – 2.00pm to 11.00pm
- Friday and Saturday – 5.00pm to 2.00am
- Sunday – 2.00pm to 8.00pm
“The Slightly Different Swingers’ Club”
The website for Hokus Pokus is a little confusing and certainly ‘different’ if you don’t speak the language. Onsite translation tells us more about the club than we think we needed to know:
We are not looking for the bouncing colon or planned actions, if we are looking for something, then at most the chocolate that was still in the cupboard yesterday.
With a picturesque mountainside setting, Hokus Pokus is very much themed around a sexy, but spooky, witch’s house setting. It’s a homely kind of swingers club that is very much in the tradition of a private residence offered for guests to enjoy…as long as you like the atmosphere in your clubs slightly ‘wicca’. Yes, the couple who have put this club together certainly enjoy their witching theme and not everyone will feel comfortable coming here for their initiations. This shouldn’t be an issue as the club have a good reputation for being extremely friendly and offering a warm welcome to new guests.
There are actually some decent facilities for a small venue and you can find some BDSM furniture, massage tables, well equipped private rooms plus large open play spaces over its three floors. It is, however, situated in a residential area so privacy could be an issue.
Themed rooms include:
- The Mirror Room
- The Alpine Room
- The Arabian Nights Room
- The Caribbean Room
- The Blue Lagoon
- The Domina’s Home
- The Dark Room
- The African Room
- A BDSM Room
- TV Room
The club is open on Friday and Saturday nights from 7.00pm to 2.00am with admission charges being as follows:
- Single ladies – Free
- Single gents – CHF 69
- Couples – CHF 65
“Welcome to the erotic wellness oasis and adventure world”
With more than 1,300 sq m of space, the Flip Sauna offers a large club in which to enjoy your hidden desires and fantasies. In total, the venue accommodates up to 130 guests with 13 themed rooms including a large open play space for up to 30 people.
The average age here is around 40 and weekend events can get pretty busy with a nice mix of regulars from the local area plus international visitors.
It’s a modern club that is tastefully furnished and includes a year-round roof top terrace with swimming pool plus:
- Dance floor
- BDSM area
- Massage room
- Dark room
- Sauna (four different types)
- Cinema room
There are also foam parties held during July and August plus regular themed events throughout the year (see website for details).
Overall, the club has a good reputation and has been operating for more than 21 years.
Standard admission fees are charged as follows:
- Ladies – 33 CHF
- Men – 55 CHF
- Couples – 79 CHF
However, the prices for couple only evenings vary depending on the event and range from 108 CHF to 166 CHF.
The club also offers guest rooms for hire so you can stay overnight.
The Flip Sauna is open seven days a week and is only closed from 23rd December to 25th December and New Year’s Eve. Opening hours are as follows:
- Monday to Thursday – 2.00pm to Midnight
- Friday – 2.00pm to 1.00am
- Saturday – 7.00pm to 2.00am
- Sunday (Summer months) – Midday to 9.00pm
- Sunday (Winter months) – 2.00pm to 9.00pm
The club is couples only on the following days:
- 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
- 1st Saturday of the month
- 2nd Friday of the month (couples plus one)
- 3rd Saturday of the month.
- 4th Saturday of the month
Kernstrasse 57, 8004 Zurich
Predominantly a homosexual spa, the doors open at Renos Relax on Tuesdays and Fridays for all; women, straight couples, transsexuals, bisexuals and anyone who identifies outside of the ‘normative’ genders/sexuality.
The club offers an intimate and uninhibited space where everyone is welcome and accepted. It has fostered a unique reputation for being an inclusive and friendly venue.
Facilities at Renos Relax include:
- Large Steam Bath
- Finnish Dry Sauna
- Organic Sauna
- Cold Pool
- Foam Bath
- Dark Room
- Gyno Chair
- Slings and Swings
- Glory Holes
- Play Areas
- Cruising Areas
- Video Cabins
- Relaxation Rooms
Women (including trans females) are welcome to attend the mixed nights free of charge whilst other admission charges are as follows:
- Men – 38 CHF
- Student – 28 CHF
- Youth (21-25) – 25 CHF
- Teen (under 20) – 18 CHF
- Bi Couple – 35 CHF
There is also a professional massage service run at this spa and you can get anything from a back, shoulder and neck rub to a more intimate body rub. Prices start from 60 CHF for 30-minutes. Hair removal is also available.
Opening hours for the club are as follows (mixed nights only on Tuesday and Friday):
- Monday to Thursday – Midday to 11.00pm
- Friday and Saturday – Midday to 6.00am
Galerie St-François, Lausanne
“The Labyrinth of Pleasures”
Situated in the far west of the country, about 45 minutes outside of Geneva on the shores of Lac Leman, the New Relax is a fairly basic swingers’ club. Don’t get us wrong, it’s clean and well maintained but this is a budget offering and you don’t get any five-star bells and whistles for your entrance fee.
Facilities at the New Relax include:
- Large steam bath
- Dry sauna
- Glory Hole
- Private mirrored cabins
- Group play area
- Open sky terrace
- Dark room
- BDSM cabin
- Cinema room
- Lounge Bar
- Smoking room
Entrance fees are charged at 30 CHF per person/couple; however, entry after 10.30pm is just 20 CHF or you can hit the club during your lunch break (Monday to Friday) before 2.30pm for 20 CHF.
If you intended visiting more frequently then you could consider a subscription which is currently charged at:
- 220 CHF for 10 visits
- 125 CHF for 5 visits
New Relax is open daily from midday to midnight with extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights until 4.00am. It should be noted that the club operates a gay area on Sundays until 6pm with a Bears day exclusively on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
Swinging in Switzerland: Additional Resources
Visitors to Switzerland who are interested in the Swiss swinging communities might be interested in visiting these additional sites and groups to find out further information for details of regular meetings near them or upcoming events.
Some of these sites offer good social networking opportunities and can provide you with a starting point to meet other swingers in the local area.
Prostitution is legal in Switzerland and has been regulated by the Government since 1942. As a result, you can find FKK clubs across the country which operate in a similar way to brothels in other European cities. Though couples and singles are welcome to attend, many of these venues are used more predominantly by single men (and women) who pay sex workers. They are a great place to visit if you are intrigued by commercial sex work and offer a nice alternative to a swinging club for an erotic day or night out.
The entrance fee to these clubs usually covers the use of all facilities plus some extras though sex is charged on top.
- Club Rouge, Siewerdtstrasse 69, 8050 Zürich
- Palladium Club, Zinggenstrasse 2 / Feldstrasse, CH-9434 Au
- Amesia, Lagerstrasse 7 (North High Bay ) CH-8600 Dübendorf
- Sex Park, Kirchfeldweg 15 – 5036 Oberentfelden
- Club El Harem, Ringstrasse 9, CH-9533 Kirchberg
- Club Palace, Bahnhofstrasse 19c, 6037 Gisikon/Root
- New Blue-Up, Speerstrasse 5, 8330 Pfaffikon
- Club Plan B, Mülligerstrasse 80, CH-5210 Windisch
- Club Swiss, Moosmattstrasse 26, 8953 Dietikon
- Club History, Hammerstrasse 24, 4410 Liestal
- Club Globe, Ifangstrasse 2, 8603 Schwerzenbach
- Club Oase, Dünnernstr. 34 4702 Oensingen SO
- Club Westside, Schaffhauserstrasse 87, 8500 Frauenfeld
- FKK Neuenof, Ringstrasse 14, 5432 Neuenhof
- Freubad, Gerlafingenstrasse 47, 4565 Recherswil
- Club Paradiso, Schiltwaldstrasse 13 6033 Buchrain LU
Swinging Communities and Groups
If you can’t access one of the clubs listed above or prefer to arrange a more intimate swinging experience then you can use one of the following sites to connect with local swingers as well as other visitors to the country.
A couple in their fifties, Hot Staff organise the occasional events and parties in their area of Switzerland, Langenthal. If you are local to them then it is worth making contact.
Switzerland has a lot of BDSM dungeons, studios and clubs. For those swingers who want to explore their fetishes, some offer couples nights and gangbangs. The following venues all, reportedly, have events that are more ‘open-house’.