Lake Promenade – The Popular Walking Path at Lake Zurich
The lakeside park area encloses the lower basin of Lake Zurich with a splendid promenade. Many people gather here to create a colorful scene in summer.
When strolling became fashionable in Zurich around 1800, the lower basin of Lake Zurich was created, the largest continuous public park grounds at that time, and Zurich was changed from a small city along a river to a big city by the lake. The lake promenade served a wide-ranging group of people as recreation area – and nothing concerning that has ever changed. Inline skaters, beach lovers, jewelry sellers and street artists all gather here to create a colorful scene.
The outlook terrace at Bürkliplatz is at the middle of the lakeside promenade, from where you can marvel at the other lakeside park areas: Mythenquai, General-Guisan-Quai, Utoquai and Seefeldquai. The China Garden Zurich is at the end of Seefeldquai, a present from Zurich's partner city Kunming.