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“Amazing for swimming” 5 of 5 stars
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Lake Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
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“Amazing for swimming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A lunchtime or after work dip in the lake is the norm in Zurich, do it as it won't disappoint! Or chill out on the grass or the promenade in front of the lake...very relaxing and chilled, people sitting having beers, reading books, chatting. Lovely spot!

Visited August 2012
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The city of Zurich is beautiful, with beautiful architecture. However, the lake itself is so beautiful, you just want to sit beside it, feed the geese and swans, go for a dip, stick your toes in while you do Sudokus, etc. Restaurants and everything is expensive in Switzerland though, so beware of the prices! Whether alone or as a couple, it's perfect weather in the summer to just walk around and enjoy everything.

Visited July 2012
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“Gorgeous boat ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

On our first full day in Zurich, the sun was shinning with a beautiful blue sky. We had invested in the Zurich pass which afforded us the opportunity of taking a discounted ride on one of the tour boats. The harbor area is an easy walk in Zurich, at the end of the Bahnhofstrasse. We decided to ride the boat down to the town of Rapperswill, get off and look around town, have lunch then take the train back to Zurich. The boat ride down would be about an hour and a half to two hours with the return train ride about 20 minutes.
We boarded the boat and started to head up to the top for a prime seat but were told this was for 1st class passengers only. We didn't realize that when we got the tickets we'd need a class distinction, but we quickly headed to the ticket window on board and bought the additional pass to the top.
The boat was nice and clean with plenty of seats. As it was a late September day, it was a little chilly so we opted to head to the enclosed dinning area where we could enjoy a hot chocolate (or more if we so desired as it had a complete dinning option) while we silently sailed down the lake. As there are many towns, cities and parks that dot the lake, our boat made many stops ( that's the reason for the almost 2 hour journey). People would disembark or board depending on where everyone was going. The final stop being Rapperswill.
All in all it was a lovely way to spend a beautiful morning. The boat tours offer dinning excursions in the evening. It is a lovely alternative to seeing the sites around Zurich.

Visited September 2012
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“Lake Zurich Tour Restaurant Prices”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Water with gas - when buying a small carafe of mineral water and you get hit with a price of €23.50
I can not believe the price and if Swiss transport want overseas tourists to pay this price and return to Zurich - we won't ever return . It certainly encourages people to drink alcohol as the beer was half the price -pack a picnic and take water or buy lunch at Rapperswill
The lake scored 5/5

Visited October 2012
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“A wonderful lake to walk around”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

It is a great lake, because is one of the cleanest waters in the world, in one of the cleanest cities in the world (if not THE cleanest) because there are cafes, restos, open spaces, and nice banks to seat, even electric grills to cook and have a long picnic day!
In winter, this is the place to make a run or enjoy nature and silence.
In summer, this is not possible at bellevue, because too many people brings their iPods with loudspeakers and while they enjoy their music very loud, one cannot even enjoy the musician playing live guitar or the silence.
But one can enjoy of many private beaches along the golden side of the lake with great athmosphere and same services paying just a little for having some nice peace moments in the nature and in family.

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