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Take the plunge In many European cities, you can bathe and laze on the landscaped banks of rivers or by lakes and ponds dotted here and there. In Prague, thanks to Lake Dzbán, located in the sixth district, and the pool at the Yellow Spa on the Vltava River, it’s easy for both visiting tourists and locals to cool off. In Munich, people splash around at the public beach on the banks of the Isar River, a tributary of the Danube, or head out near the Haus der Kunst to surf some waves. If you’re in Lausanne or Berlin, you can get in a few lengths in the nearby lakes. Paris is making great strides in cleaning up the Seine to create a proper swimming area. From July through September, you can take a dip in the Bassin de la Villette, in the capital’s 19th arrondissement, as hip as can be, between the edgy outlying districts and the worldly elegance of the City of Light.