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Lake Zurich, Zurich
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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. Make Lake Zurich part of your personalized Zurich itinerary using our Zurich itinerary planner.
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  • If you stay in Zurich - you have to visit the lake! By foot (left side you can walk the promenade - nice litle bar (Pump-Station - only in Summer), but also Bar / Restaurant - about 15min walk from Be...  more »
  • Usually, my family on a trip from Zurich to Rapperswil specifically then pulled the beautiful surroundings with views of the Glarus Alps. But also the good hosting with delicacies from Zurich or environment.
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  • They offer several trips around the Lake 1 hr-3 hrs according to travel. Highly decomendable do so, are leaderless but vessels have restaurant service and views of the villages around the Lake is very cute.
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