Enjoy Zürich's hiking and natural paradise that boasts parks, public gardens, natural wonders such as the Uetliberg, Zürich’s local mountain, boat trips/cruises on Lake Zürich, and hiking excursions to lakes and rivers, through forests, and over hill and dale.
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The slightly curved Lake Zürich is surrounded, on the left side by yet dense forests and hills… more
The slightly curved Lake Zürich is surrounded, on the left side by yet dense forests and hills stretching from Albis to Zimmerberg, and, on the right side, by the Pfannenstil region.
Water flowing into the lake from the cliffs of both chains of hills cut deep gorges into the moraines and deposited sand and gravel in both coastal areas. The moraines formed elements which left their mark on the landscape. Looking down the south-eastern side from Zürich, the suburbs of Zürich become increasingly replaced by more rural coastal zones.
The lake can be crossed, on the one hand, by means of the ferry running between Meilen and Horgen, and, on the other hand, by the Seedamm completed in 1878, which connects the lake's coasts at its most narrow point between Hurden and Rapperswil. And pedestrians can cross the lake on the newly constructed wooden bridge stretching from Rapperswil to Hurden.
In the past, the lake was mainly used as a highway and place of transportation. Today, it is a wellknown, appealing destination for tourists coming form near and far. Taking a boat trip on a sunny day in the summer no doubt belongs to one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a day in the region.
|Length of coast||87.60 km|
|Total surface||88.66 km2|
|Deepest point||143.00 m (between Herrliberg and Oberrieden)|
|Widest point||3.85 km (between Stäfa and Richterswil)|
|Middle water level||405.95 meters above sea level|
|Inflow||Linth in Schmerikon|
|Outlet||Limmat in Zürich|
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At Alpamare, ten adrenalin-producing slides with a total length of 1500 meters (1640 yards)… more
ZürichCARD special: 15% discount on entrance fee.
Your specialist for canoes, camping, trekking, running, hiking, biking, fitness, water sports,… more
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Enjoy some special moments on a tour, or on one of the special cruises of the Lake Zürich… more
During the summer months, the ZSG offers numerous short round trips (1.5 h), as well as long round trips (4 h) to Rapperswil every day. During the winter months, the timetable includes two short round trips, as well as a long round trip.
Don’t miss out on a really special experience. Here’s a selection of the special cruises with catering facilities on board:
- Cheese Fondue Cruise
- Fondue Chinoise Cruise
- Brunch Cruise
- Dolce Vita Cruise
- BBQ Cruise
- Hit Parade Party Cruise
- Noche del Tango Cruise
- Salsa Cruise
- Rhythm & Swing Cruise
Peace and relaxation await you! First, have a good sweat in one of four sauna cells, then cool… more
The Seebad Enge offers both mixed and women-only swimming. Both pools have access to the lake.… more
At the kiosk, which has a grill and a bar, guests can enjoy light midday dishes, seasonal salads, oven-fresh pastries and, in the evening, specialties from the grill.
Zürich’s first beach, opened in 1922, still offers 250 meters of sandy shore and an extensive… more
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