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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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  • Our Zurich accomodations, Hotel Seegarten, was located just steps away from Lake Zurich which extends Southeast of the city. It was lovely to walk on the Promenade and enjoy both the view of the lake....  more
    Our Zurich accomodations, Hotel Seegarten, was located just steps away from Lake Zurich which extends Southeast of the city. It was lovely to walk on the Promenade and enjoy both the view of the lake....  more »
  • Great views as travailing on the lake a must do is go on a mini cruse and take in all the wondaful views we went in December and was not that cold a must for all the family 
    Great views as travailing on the lake a must do is go on a mini cruse and take in all the wondaful views we went in December and was not that cold a must for all the family  more »
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  • It’s a really beautiful place, specially on a sunny day. Perfect for a walk, to have a picnic or a relaxing time. It’s a must if you’re in Switzerland!
  • A beautiful fresh water lake that is sparkling blue in the summer. Full of life with people sailing and boating. We went on a long boat trip and was able to view both shores and the distant Alps mountain. A little pricey but worth the trip as we throughly enjoyed the scene.

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