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Schanzengraben Canal

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Schanzengraben Canal

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Behind Hotel Baur au Lac Taltrasse 1, Zurich 8022 Switzerland
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Tanderups wrote a review Jul 2020
Aarhus, Denmark1,644 contribution111 helpful votes
Eventhough shopping, Limmat river and Lake Zurich might be the primary reason for going to Zürich do not overlook the charming Schanzengraben Canal. Built as a city fortification system in the 17th century, the canal is now lined with wooden boardwalks and sandstone slabs, and runs from the Gessnerbrücke past the Mannerbadi to the mouth of the lake at Bürkliplatz. It’s at its prettiest near the Baur au Lac hotel, but the action—water polo!—happens near the Selnaubrücke. Are you here with your dog it will propably love to dip its toes in the crystal clear water.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Zurich71 wrote a review Dec 2019
Rehovot, Israel535 contributions162 helpful votes
We better know the segment of the canal that runs from behind Baur au Lac up to Hallenbad City. We look at it at year's all seasons. Enjoy its calm in the middle of the city. We enjoy the nice little houses along the canal as well as the cool office buildings and cafe terraces but mainly the trees decorating it all along which change their seasonal colors until they shed their leaves in the winter. There are lots of boats parking in the canal. Very few seem to be active even over weekends. Quite an expensive way to own a boat in Zurich.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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yns_10 wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia1,455 contribution567 helpful votes
We crossed this lovely canal many times as our hotel was on the other side of the canal from the main part of Zurich. Quiet, peaceful and picturesque.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Grover R wrote a review Jul 2019
Pensacola, Florida11,060 contributions952 helpful votes
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 opportunity to get away from the crowds this will offer your best opportunity.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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r0landbrunner wrote a review Jun 2019
Zurich, Switzerland1,581 contribution472 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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