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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  • Beautiful views of the outlying areas of Zurich. The Gold Coast houses were gorgeous and provided a view of the swim clubs that people frequent in the summer. Tour taken was 1.5 hours. Food and drinks...  more »
  • When in town do not miss out on a long boat trip on beautiful Lake Zürich. Enjoy the the spectacular views, up on deck, and inside the fine cafè, sipping on a cup of coffee, or a drink. Relax in the v...  more »
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