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.
Tours to Lake Zurich
Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $88
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Zurich City Highlights Tour with Felsenegg Cable Car and Ferry Ride BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $60
Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes
Zurich Highlights Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $35
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Lake Zurich Reviews
Конечно, стоит прокатиться по озеру на кораблике, в качестве дополнения к неспешной прогулке по его набережным. Все корабли отходят от Бюрклиплатц. Есть, в принципе, несколько вариантов, в зависимости... more »Of course, it is worth a ride on the lake on a boat, as a addition to a leisurely walk along its embankments. All ships depart from The Burkliplatz. There are, in principle, several options, depending on the time: up to 2 hours, 2-3 hours and over 3 hours. It seemed to me optimal one and a half hours of travel, especially since the nearest ship was just making it. Tickets cost 8.80 CHF, sold at the box office right on the ship. You can pay by card. The ship makes several stops on one and the other shore along the way. In general, everything is beautiful, but there were also more beautiful water walks. For some reason, it seems to me that in Switzerland there are also more picturesque lakes and voyages on a ship on them.
Estive em Zurich num domingo. Tudo fechado, aberto somente restaurantes. A vida é no entorno do Lago de Zurich, um lago enorme, com parques e área verde por todos os lados. É la onde os locais passam ... more »I was in Zurich on a Sunday. All closed, open only restaurants. Life is around Lake Zurich, a huge lake with parks and green area on all sides. It's where the locals spend Sunday, by bike, walking, running and even bathing in the ice water lake, of course. You can spend an afternoon on site, guaranteed fun for the family.
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