Lake Zurich, Zurich

4.7
Fed by crisp mountain waters, Lake Zurich once served mostly for passenger traffic and cargo transport. Today the sprawling lake counts among Switzerland's top tourist destinations, luring visitors with its sightseeing boat tours, walking paths, and lush parks, set against a chain of photogenic hills. Used to supply clean water to the surrounding cities, the lake is 40 km (25 mi) long and about 3 km (2 mi) wide. The city of Zurich wraps itself around the northwestern end of lake and provides a base for cycling tours and paddle steamer cruises along the sun-kissed and prosperous "Golden Coast." Zurich's well-developed lakefront areas boast several immaculate beaches, a big draw for active vacationers from all over the world. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Zurich and other Zurich attractions using our handy Zurich itinerary planner.
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  • The water in this lake is so pure and clear. The Swiss are noted for having some of the cleanest water in the world and Lake Zürich is no exception. If visiting in summer months, you should definitely...  more »
  • We took the MS Limmat from Zürich all the way to Rapperswil. Enjoyed th small towns and landing places. Had a Lady Cracker - uhm.  more »
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