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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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  • Very good ride on the boat which is part of the public transport, excellent travel about 1 hour in a very well conditioned boat
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  • The will be no seemed to be well vízfelületről. Indulván in the North, at the end of the small peninsula (across a large park) to the place, where the provision of the Lake extends into another River meet (Marriott Hotel). Unfortunately for this I took the direction, so the game mixed with water "műkék" tóviz the sight of the lelkesedésemen slightly garbled. The first appearance of the splendour of the Lake might be looking for the best (in fine weather), the southern exit of the train station of Banhhofstrassén in search of people on the Lake. The street is worth the price of the cruise ship pier végigsétálást, find yourself a man. Lucky moment for me, at the end of the ship received Banhofstrasse, followed by a smaller rainstorms. To the left of the bridge, the Opera House, historic part of the city, towards the other direction Pier, parks are located (this is the Rietberg). (Toward the Opera House, cross the bridge of Bellevueplatzon, some kind of public transport, I have found the only public toilet, where accepted euro coins.) Beyond the bridge, the Tucker appeared much stretching of the benches, the park promenade dotted with refreshing. Everywhere, there are always. In the other direction is worth elbóklászni. Numerous vessels in the port (s) and at a distance away from the fountain in the pond is very impressive. If you want to stay in the lake view angle, the Rietberg Museum in the Park, at the corner of Lake formed lookout/commencement. You may want to.
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  • Everyone who comes to Zurich as a tourist, should just go by boat across the Lake. Class experience and you see the city from a completely different page.
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