Lake Zurich is big: 25 mi (40 km) long and 1.9 mi (3 km) wide. At its deepest it reaches 469 ft (143 m). The water is very clean, coming off those Swiss mountains, and is used for supplying water to the cities around it. The largest of these is Zurich at around 360,000 residents.

The lake is used for boating and swimming, reaching up to 20 degrees Celcius (68 F) in summer. Along its edges are dotted swimming pools - these are floating pontoon decks with change rooms, sunbathing areas and usually saunas, massage and a cafe. They are open May-October. Parks line the lakeside and fill with people picnicking, roller-blading and sunbathing in summer. Even the police patrol on rollerblades!

Practical Info

Zurich wraps itself around the lake so it's not hard to find. There are lovely paths and parks beside the lake so buy an ice-cream and take a stroll.

Tours & Tickets

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Zurich City Highlights with Felsenegg Cable Car Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 392 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

From USD $56.70

Private Tour: Zurich City Highlights

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2 or 4 hours

From USD $91.88

The Great Tour of Zurich

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 55 Reviews

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 3 hours to 4.5 hours (depends on season)

From USD $55.65

Zurich Super Saver: Swiss Alps Adventure and Zurich City Highlights

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 9 hours (day 1); 2 hours (day 2)

From USD $173.26
$191.11 Save $17.85

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