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. 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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  • If you like water this is your place. If not it is still to worth to go. Nature is beautiful... 10 Points.  more »
  • I Recommend he’s the lake by enjoying the site seeing in the city centre then I reached the lake and from there you can take a cheap public water bus to enjoy the trip on the lake  more »
  • We took a ferry ride on the lake. Cost only 5 CHF per person surcharge on top of our day travel card. Such good value and highly recommend and a Cheap day cruise option - The ferry that we took was a ...  more »
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