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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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  • We walked over to take a look at the lake and thought what a spectacular sight of the alps against the water. I enjoyed the surrounding scenery and beautiful trees. 
    We walked over to take a look at the lake and thought what a spectacular sight of the alps against the water. I enjoyed the surrounding scenery and beautiful trees.  more »
  • While in Zürich we took a short lake cruise, roundtrip in 90 mns from the Bürkliplatz. We already had a day ticket on the ZVV (public transport) and taking the cruise only cost us 4frs each or so as....  more
    While in Zürich we took a short lake cruise, roundtrip in 90 mns from the Bürkliplatz. We already had a day ticket on the ZVV (public transport) and taking the cruise only cost us 4frs each or so as....  more »

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