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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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  • In good weather, walk on a boat on the Lake Are probably one of the many lessons in the city that can deliver a lot of fun. Fresh air, water and beautiful views)
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  • We went around the lake by car. It took over an hour to drive. We could not see much of the lake because there are houses by the lake but it was a pleasant drive. Lots of green.  more »
  • A 1.5 hour excursion by boat on the Lake of Zurich. Very interesting. The unique but on the boat explained us anything about what they were seeing.
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