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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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  • Lake Zurich is a typical Switzerland lake with beautiful surrounding. But I found Lake Geneva more charming and far more beautiful.  more »
  • Loved the 1.5 hr boat ride. Beautiful lake, and scenery with so much activity. Highly recommend during a stay in Zurich to see how the locals live. Stop off along the way and bring a bathing suit(we w...  more »
  • We took the log 1909 ferry from Rapperwil on Lake Zurich to Zurich. The Lake is beautiful with excellent views from the ferry of both sides of the lake. Lunch was served on the ferry. Quite expensive ...  more »