Around Lake Zurich

Sports enthusiasts, bon vivants and explorers can find plenty of fun things to do in, on or around Lake Zurich. Whether water sports, relaxing on the verdant lake shore, regional cuisine, family activities or thrilling festivals complete with a lake view – the region around the lake enchants visitors of all ages.

In summer, Lake Zurich is a popular excursion destination. Here you can bathe, sail or enjoy a picnic on a secluded spot – such as on the tiny island of Lützelau. In addition, there are countless opportunities to try out new sports, such as stand-up paddling, windsurfing or waterskiing.

In winter, too, there is plenty of fun to be had by the lake. Ice-skating fans can show off their ice-skating skills at the ice rinks in Küsnacht and Wädenswil, situated directly next to the lake shore. In theory, it is even possible to skate on the lake itself – although only when it is completely frozen over. And the last time that happened was in winter 1963…

Various restaurants with beautiful views of the lake treat their guests to regional and seasonal specialties. It goes without saying that the much-loved dish of “Fischknusperli” – batter-fried pieces of fresh fish straight from the lake – is an absolute must.

ArchitectureVantage Points
Rapperswil Castle is the landmark of the “City of Roses”, located on Lake Zurich.
Around Lake Zurich
The restaurants around Lake Zurich offer culinary delights and magnificent views.
Around Lake Zurich
Cheese, wine or chocolate: the region around Lake Zurich has plenty to offer in the way of local culinary delights.
A relaxed ride on Lake Zurich is part of a visit to Zurich

Water Sports
Wakeboarding, swimming, or surfing – Lake Zurich is ideal for a wide variety of water sports activities.
These hikes are just 90 minutes away from Zurich, and offer the most breathtaking vistas.
Sport & Outdoor
For outdoor lovers: mountain bike tours and bike trails in Zurich and surrounding region.
Bike Tours
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Multifaceted Zurich

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