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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. 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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  • To really appreciate this stunning lake, one needs to take a boat ride. There are a number of options available. We caught the ferry from Burkliplatz to Rapperswil - a 2 hour trip one way. The ferry.....  more
    To really appreciate this stunning lake, one needs to take a boat ride. There are a number of options available. We caught the ferry from Burkliplatz to Rapperswil - a 2 hour trip one way. The ferry.....  more »
  • Huge nice lake located smack in the centre of Zurich town. So relaxing and cooling. Many people come here to relax over the weekend 
    Huge nice lake located smack in the centre of Zurich town. So relaxing and cooling. Many people come here to relax over the weekend  more »
  • Stayed at the Ameron in Zurich which was right across the street from the lake so we had awesome lake views. We walked the lake promenade in the evening and felt very safe. Beautiful photo... 
    Stayed at the Ameron in Zurich which was right across the street from the lake so we had awesome lake views. We walked the lake promenade in the evening and felt very safe. Beautiful photo...  more »

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