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the Schanzengraben is a chanel hidden away from the main tourist circuits, leading from the lake... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
r0landbrunner
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Zurich, Switzerland
It's only a mile but you can see so much of the city

There is a long boardwalk-style walking path near the downstream end of the canal. You'll find it... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Zurich has a lot of waterfront between the lake and 2 rivers but it is this man made defensive canal that once was a part of the city fortifications that provides the quietest waterfront we saw in the Altstadt. If you are looking for an...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

the Schanzengraben is a chanel hidden away from the main tourist circuits, leading from the lake almost to the railway station. a nice way to stroll an area that is a bit less known.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed April 14, 2019

There is a long boardwalk-style walking path near the downstream end of the canal. You'll find it very crowded at lunchtime on warm Spring and Fall weekdays. People bring their dogs, too. They can often be seen frolicking in the water. The canal goes close...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tmaufer
Reviewed April 7, 2019

You would never believe you are actually in the middle of the banking sector in Zurich, just behind Paradeplatz. When the weather is fine, people picnic there. Tress refelcting themselves in the water. After approx. one kilometer, the Männerbad (public swimming pool, but only for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Philippe C
Reviewed January 16, 2019

On a hot summer day, walk from the boat landing stage beneath the Baur au Lac Hotell along the little river as far as you can go. Diversified views, pretty boats, plenty of trees and interesting building.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alissila
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The canal is so unbelievably clean and the water is so clear, I have no idea how it is maintained! The walk along the canal is beautiful and shaded, and there are lots of ducks enjoying the water too. Lovely to sit and relax at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Summer evening stroll or winter weekend mini escape from the shops to go for a walk and chat when you don't have time to get out of the city. The bobbing parked runabouts and manicured balconies make you feel right at home.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Depending on when you go this can be completely free of people. Lunch time is not good as many offices around spill out their employees and many people come here to eat and sun themselves. It is quant and I like to sit on a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank René A
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Zurich is so richly endowed with both natural and artificial waterways. This branch of the Sihl discreetly divides Enge from mid-town. Lately one nice cafe restaurant has been opened on a corner of Blecherweg. The location is real nice and it attracts people to the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Zurich71
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I love walking through the canal. The waters are so clean, and it is very quiet and peaceful. During spring time you can see many fish feeding in its water, a very relaxing activity

Date of experience: April 2017
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