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Address: Zurich, Switzerland
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Cafes & shopping

The lake is lined with cafes and shopping. Great stop for a bite to eat and scenic view of the lake. There is also opportunity for some people watching, if interested!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The lake is lined with cafes and shopping. Great stop for a bite to eat and scenic view of the lake. There is also opportunity for some people watching, if interested!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Zurich Lake is an important piece of Zurich. It is thin, shaped like a 30 km long crescent, with one tip pointing north (in the heart of Zurich centre) and the other pointing east. It is framed by wooded low hills, so it gets enough sun, and relatively shallow, so the water gets warm in summer (above 20 deg... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Nice lake just to relax. Loved the boat ride as well. Good options available for all kinds of travellers for the boat ride. One can opt for a long one or short one. Prices covered in Swiss Pass

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Stuttgart, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Not sure if March is considered winter, but it was coold! There were boat rides for a fee or you could just walk along the shore and take awesome pictures. I will definitly go back in the summer so we can enjoy the outdoors!

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Dakar, Senegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This lake is huge and you can begin to explore it from Zurich. We took a train all the way to Unterterzen to see more of the lake, but know we'll come back for all else there is to see.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We trammed, walked & boated the lake & it is simply stunning. We took a tram as far as we could & walked early in the morning on a beautiful Sunday morning & later in the afternoon took a boat trip. It is so clean & the air is crisp. The views from the lake are amazing.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I have walked around the lake shore and also taken a 1 1/2 hour boat trip around the lake which was effectively free using the fantastic value 24 hour Zurich card which covers all modes of transport in Zurich and the immediate vicinity plus extras such as a free dessert in some restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The lake provides a perfect centerpiece to this lovely city. There's so much pulse when we walked downtown in the city streets, kind of a little New York. But once we got to the edge of the lake, the pace changed. Anywhere we looked, it appeared like an artist's canvas- the spires, the bridge, the slow boats that seemed to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The lake of zurich is a beautiful place to visit. Rapperswill is a specially beautiful place, very romantic and picturesque. Will definitely come back next time I am i Switzerland!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I met my brother at the lake (we live in different countries), and sitting waiting was a great spot to be. I bought lots of fruit from a market seller and chilled out there for an hour, and then fell asleep for ten mins in the sun before we met up. It's a nice spot to chill out or to... More 

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