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Lake Zurich

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Lake Zurich Love Zurich  Switzerland
Take a Mini Cruise Along Lake Zurich Zurich  Switzerland
Lake Zurich Zurich  Switzerland
Lake Zurich Zurich  Switzerland
Lake Zurich Love Zurich  Switzerland
Take a Mini Cruise Along Lake Zurich Zurich  Switzerland
Lake Zurich Zurich  Switzerland
Lake Zurich Zurich  Switzerland
Lake Zurich Love
Locals are fanatic about the lake. They boast the water is clean enough to drink; boating is a favorite pastime, whether it’s on a sailboat, paddleboat, yacht or public boat from the ZSG network (included in the cost of a daily tram card); and come summer, swimming in it, for many, is a daily activity in one of the city’s excellent badis. The tree-lined Utoquai and Arboretum at Enge offer excellent views, but the iconic spot for lake-gazing is at the Burkliterrasse, with its statue of Zeus and Ganymede and straight-shot view of the Alps.

Photo © Elisabeth Real/Zürich Tourismus.

Take a Mini Cruise Along Lake Zurich
At 8.60 Swiss francs or about $9, the ZVV day pass might seem steep, but it’s a relative bargain considering it allows for travel on any of the city's various modes of transport, be it train, bus, tram, funicular, cable car or boat during any given 24-hour period. That means you can take a mini cruise—complete with waiter service!—all along Lake Zurich. The most central boat harbor is at Burkliplatz.

Lake Zurich
Sunset dinner with friends along the lake.

Lake Zurich
People are seen enjoying the sunny weather sunbathing in Lake Zurich. While weather is still warm in Zurich, the daylight is certainly getting shorter now.

Mühlebach, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland