Lake Zurich
Lake Zurich
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  • Stravi20
    Houston, Texas64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One day in the city …
    One day family tour through the city…which included boat ride in Lake Zurich and enjoying their public beach. We carried a back pack with basic beach stuff, and wore comfy shoes…because we walked 3-5 hours straight. Kids loved the slides at the public beach, and access to the cold refreshing waters was a great activity after walking in the august heat. Affordable and calming. Bring towels to the beach, and be patient because it can get crowded. I think it was about 6-10 franks for access. The family friend cruises- boat rides were scheduled with time. I think they left every 30 minutes from the city. We walked back to the city through the park, where the kids played and had an overall great time. It was a family outing fully focused on the kids, experiencing family activities while city seeing.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Munir D
    Toronto, Canada695 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning beauty and many recreational facilities
    Lake Zurich is the largest lake in Switzerland. The lake is beautiful and offers many recreational facilities for holidaying or relaxing. The lake is surrounded by picturesque landscapes with the Swiss Alps visible at a distance. The shoreline is dotted with parks, beaches and promenades thereby making it popular for outdoor activities. One boat tour is free for those carrying train day passes. Tours on the lake are nominally priced and allow visitors to explore the lake and its surroundings. We crossed the lake in a ferry when visiting the Felsenegg vantage point. This ride is a little over 10 minutes of which you can have free time to enjoy the views for about 8 minutes. We were fortunate to see the Alps from a distance. No visit to Zurich is complete without seeing Lake Zurich. Munir D.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Joan S
    117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    There are various boat trips to choose from.The lake is beautiful and a boat trip round the lake is the best way to see it. The lake has various recreation areas for swimming which looks fun. There are lovely properties around the lake.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad5,647 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful lake
    This is a beautiful lake especially at nights. When I visited November it was a bit rainy, nonetheless i enjoyed the views. Especially when the buildings on both sides of the lake were lit up at night. It makes a great photo opt as well.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written August 21, 2023
  • ShaverNancy
    Shaver Lake, California76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must take a boat trip on Lake Zurich.
    If your plans include a bit of time this lake is something to see. We took a short boat ride and so enjoyed the scenery and the staff and the beer. Prices were very reasonable and you get to see so many beautiful places and it is so relaxing after a long travel day.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Johnandjulie3612
    Arlington, Virginia77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning lake and environment
    What a picturesque and family oriented lake! The parks, the hotels, the pastry shops, and lovely cafes around it make this a must-see attraction. Secondly, the boat trips are the lake are Relaxing and scenic.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Phillip L
    Melbourne, Australia365 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque, but better to come.........
    Lake Zurich is a lovely lake in a very picturesque area and as our first introduction to Switzerland and the many city lakes, it was a great first impression. Plus, the weather was perfect. The lake is lined with houses and interesting little beaches, a number of ferry stops and a lot of greenery and is a hive of boating activity. While one can catch a ferry from one stop to another, there are also formal boat cruises - all you have to do, is to decide on what duration cruise you would like to do, between the Mini Cruise, Short Cruise and Long Cruise. Google it to help with your decision, but whatever you do in Zurich, make sure a lake cruise is one of your activities.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • mahatinu
    218 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant lake cruise, stopping in Rapperswil
    As we had the Swiss Travel Pass, a boat trip on Lake Zurich was included. We did the four hour trip, and stopped at Rapperswil where we spent some time before catching the boat back to the main pier. It was pleasant enough, on a slightly cloudy day, but some of the other lakes in this beautiful country are probably even more scenic, such as Lake Lucerne. Note that they provide catering on the boat (food and drink) and if you happen to be sitting in those sections of the boat when it is lunchtime then you will be asked to vacate your seat!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 30, 2023
  • Roberts69
    Northampton, United Kingdom18,823 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to spend a couple of hours in Zurich.
    When I was in Zurich and had a couple of hours to kill ahead of a business meeting I walked down to the Burkliplatz and took the Short Lake Cruise. This 1.5 hour duration cruise costs just CHF8.80 for an Adult and was a very pleasant trip that went down as far as Erlenbach on the NE shore of the Lake and then across to Thalwil on the SW shore of the lake. The boat makes 8 stops during the 1.5 hour trip and food and drinks can be purchased on the boat. It is certainly great value for money and a nice way to see the beautiful Lake Zurich (Zurichsee).
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 3, 2023
  • PrimeCritique
    Winchester, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The cream or the more accurately, the pudding of Europe's prettiest city
    Beautiful lake. Boat travel with ZVV or Limmatschiff is included as part of the Zurich public transport day ticket, (the distance you can travel depends on the zones you paid for on your travel pass. If you have just Zurich city - zone 110 , then you can travel until Zurichorn, Enge, and other points within Zurich city. You can buy food and drinks and it is an especially beautiful experience on a day with nice weather. It is the lake Zurich that I believe is the primary feature that make Zurich, Europes's prettiest
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 24, 2023
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Lehighton, PA125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I was in Zurich over the New Year holiday. NYE the shops close early. If you want dinner on NYE, book somewhere more than a few days in advance. Fireworks are displayed over Lake Zurich from 3 different barges and you can view from anywhere on the coast of the lake. The streets just off the lake are closed to traffic and are jam-packed with people, outdoor music events, food trucks and so much more. The firework display happens at 1220am not at 12 midnight like most places in the US. Theno outdoor holiday party ever happened. I strolled the same area the next morning and was quiet, peaceful and found some places open to eat but no shopping could be display occured for about 1/2 hour but there were low clouds that night and not the best for clear views for the high ones. When everything was all said and done, garbage and party debris was everywhere, but by morning the streets and parks were clean like done. Lake Zurich I would imagine would be a summer dream for those who love water sports, swimming as it is known for many summer activities.
Written January 5, 2020
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Tanderups
Aarhus, Denmark1,909 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We took the mid-size cruise on The Zürich Lake which takes 1,5h. It is a hop-on and hop-off trip, so there are opportunities to get off to explore the areas. Watch The Operahouse and the Churces from the seefront. The price for adults was CHF 8,80 which I find reasonable. I missed getting more information about what was experienced as we sailed by. The boats are operated by Zurichsee and they have longer as well as shorter trips.
Written July 16, 2020
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JillB_56
Gloucester, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It’s just been confirmed - we’ve experienced the wettest February on record! It’s hard to believe after a weekend in beautiful Zurich, where the sun shone for the whole 4 days,
The lake is huge, and we were able to see it from up above as we took the train to one of the highest points in Zurich. Where we also experienced fantastic views.
We tried walking around the lakes, but it’s too big, but did mange an hour on both sides. Absolutely stunning, especially with the backdrop of the snow-peaked alps surrounding it.
Written March 1, 2020
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ElmoTJ
Safety Bay, Australia149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We did the lake cruise on a rather dull and wet day, but it was still beautiful. There is lots to see on the shores, I love being on the water and whilst it was a little wet to be outside most of the time, there were moments that I could go out and take photos. Food and drinks are available and staff are friendly. I loved it!
Written January 4, 2020
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mgrmll
Istanbul, Türkiye25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We visited Zurich in mid Jan for three days.. The weather was cold but sunny in the first two days so we enjoyed walking through the lake , especially for kids as they saw many types of birds around.. Short walk from Selnau where we were staying.
Written January 23, 2020
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MarcelD70
Zurich, Switzerland26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Lake of Zurich offers for me and my familiy all what you can expect from a lake. The warher is very clear, there are ducks, swans, fishes and other animals. There are many places to swim, we rent a Pedalo boat with rhe kids or just walk along the bank.There are everywhere many food places, shops and restaurants. The city of Zurich with its lake is one of the nicest place in the world.We also did several times tours with the ships with a lunch stop on the small island, having a ice cream in Rapperswil and back by train. Have a look and enjoy.
Written January 13, 2020
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tapopriya c
Kolkata (Calcutta), India111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The lake is very big. From one bank you can barely make out the end of the other bank. Plus I believe this place is a very popular getaway among the rich class, which one can easily make out from the number of yachts floating around. However,not just the yachts that were amply floating around, there were also ducks, swans and lots of other birds.
Written January 19, 2020
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Stephan M
Crete, Greece254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
... I still recommend to visit lake Zurich and have a stroll around. There isn’t much to do in winter time, and most of the lakeside restaurants are closed, but the views of the lake once the clouds move are marvellous.

Walk down the Gold Coast southwards and enjoy the different perspectives of lake + mountains.
Written March 1, 2020
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Ysjf
Tehran, Iran11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
You can spend hours by the lake and enjoy yourself. This lake is located in the midst of many touristic sights, cafes, restaurants, etc. If you are in Zurich, you'll definitely find yourself near the lake several times and will appreciate the beauty and peace every single time.
Written May 19, 2020
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Hambagahle
Canton of Valais, Switzerland70,757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
While in Zürich we took a short lake cruise, roundtrip in 90 mns from the Bürkliplatz. We already had a day ticket on the ZVV (public transport) and taking the cruise only cost us 4frs each or so as a supplement. To say that it was great value for money is an understatement. We had a light lunch - table service - and a couple of drinks. The entire experience was a lot of fun!
Written April 30, 2022
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