Lake Zurich, Zurich

4.7
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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  • I was in Zurich over the New Year holiday. NYE the shops close early. If you want dinner on NYE, book somewhere more than a few days in advance. Fireworks are displayed over Lake Zurich from 3...  more »
  • We did the lake cruise on a rather dull and wet day, but it was still beautiful. There is lots to see on the shores, I love being on the water and whilst it was a little wet to be outside most of the....  more »
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