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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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  • Zurich attracts tourists from all over the world and is often mistaken for the capital of Switzerland (which is actually Bern). The lake certainly gives the city its charm, in summer, the water invite...  more »
  • We took a boat cruse on Lake Zurich, using our Zurich (discount) Card, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. In addition to the hour and a half cruise, we enjoyed a delicious lunch, which was qui...  more »
  • From Rapperswil, take a boat that took us around the Lake and it is beautiful, we enjoyed a snack and was very romantic!
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