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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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  • We took the "water taxi" trip around Lake Zurich, I guess it took about 90 minutes. Just a leisurely cruise, and great photo opportunity. 
  • Never miss the lake even if you are not in Zurich . That is to say if you are a little away from the city , plan it to be there and watch the astounding glory of the lake . There are many activities y...  more »
  • We are stroll on the promenade and had a nice afternoon here. We enjoyed the Sun, ice, and the wonderful atmosphere.
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