Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich: Address, Lake Zurich Reviews: 4.5/5

Lake Zurich
4.5
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Hambagahle
Canton of Valais, Switzerland59,298 contributions
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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Sarah G
Hertfordshire, UK362 contributions
We visited the Lake mid March and thought the ferries were not running... but there were which was a nice surprise - we did a short round trip which was 2 hours. It was a lovely way to see the lake, there was plenty of space on the boat, a little café to get food and drinks and clean toilets onboard. The prices are good value just get them at the self service machine. The scenery was really beautiful you can stop and get off along your travel. Would recommend.
Written March 19, 2022
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Graham B
Welwyn Garden City, UK264 contributions
The 85 minute short cruise from Bürkliplatz to Thalwil is a relaxing way to see both sides of the lake.

Excellent price for the trip, and food and drink on board was sensibly priced, too.

Quite busy in the low season, as less boats are operating, so there were few spare seats
Written February 17, 2020
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Iuliana Maxim
Zurich, Switzerland54 contributions
Lake Zürich is a go-to spot for any tourist as well as local, wanting to enjoy the beautiful scenery. However, compared to similar places across Europe, it could benefit from some events and other attractions...Since 15 years, when I first visited it, very little has changed. It remains though beautiful by its own and a symbol of the city.
Written April 9, 2022
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Tanderups
Aarhus, Denmark1,796 contributions
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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Hassan EL Nahas
Cairo, Egypt567 contributions
Friends
We were in Zurich for a friends birthday party. The main event was a four hour fully catered boat ride on the lake.

The ride was calm through-out and any wake from other boats was minimal. The views of the city from the lake are stunning. It gives a very different perspective of Zurich when you see it from the centre out.
Written August 8, 2022
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Jan M
540 contributions
Awesome, absolutely awesome. No matter what part of the day you come here there is always something to observe.

Just follow the main street and it will lead you right to the lake.

You can enjoy the sound of the bustling city while you sip your coffee on a bench. Or you go for a morning jog. There is something for everyone. Personally, I find the east part of the lake more interesting.

Being very visitor-friendly, you can spend long hours here watching boats, water birds, traffic and people rushing by. Definitely recommend.
Written July 23, 2021
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Kayjayell
Wicklow, Ireland389 contributions
Couples
You can’t visit Zurich without coming across Lake Zurich. It’s at the end of Bahnhofstrasse so literally you can leave the main train station and walk down the street and you will arrive here.

Very busy location for the youth on a night out and it runs along the old town so you can sit in the local restaurants and look out over it while you eat

Take a walk around the walk/cycle path as far as you want and you’ll find cafes, restaurants, pedalo and boat hire which all allow you to maximise the experience of the lake. There are towns all the way around it so you can even rent a PubliBike and cycle to one for coffee.

There are also water taxis and ferries that can take you on the water and the views of the snow covered alps one background make every photo amazing 👍
Written May 15, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,215 contributions
The Zurich lake starts just at the city's southern part at the confluence of the Limmat river into it.
From here you have options to walk either side of the lake or take the boat tour which lasts around 2 hrs.
Have in mind if walking the paths stretch for miles, so calculate your time for returning back. There're many green spaces and cafes along it to have a break.
Written April 5, 2022
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CPaM68
Texas632 contributions
This majestic lion statue, known by several names (Löwenkmal, Züri-Leu, and Lion Hafen Enge) stands on a stone pedestal at the end of a stone pier at Hafen Enge. Hafen Enge, which means the harbor area in Enge, is a marina for small, recreational boats along the east bank of Lake Zurich just south of the Old Town. The larger than life lion, created in 1894 by Urs Eggenschwyler, stands guard over the boats in the marina. The lion also holds the coat of arms of Zurich, which can only be seen from the lakeside. We were there on a day when a large rainstorm with dark ominous clouds were slowly rolling in from the other end of the lake. Luckily, we got a few photos and made it back to the car before the rain started coming down.
Written January 8, 2020
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