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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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  • The best lake in the world similar sea and have breads in witje style and have boat the best and very very very beautifull and 
    The best lake in the world similar sea and have breads in witje style and have boat the best and very very very beautifull and  more »
  • A boat cruise on the lake is a must to take in the sights of the city from a distance. The weather made it even more pleasant 
    A boat cruise on the lake is a must to take in the sights of the city from a distance. The weather made it even more pleasant  more »
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  • 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.
  • The lake is very beautiful and can be seen from the parks that surround its perimeter or by taking a cruise around it. Accessible for runners who'd like to run around. Plenty od beaches - piad ones and free ones. Water clarity is just amazing. Recommend visiting.

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