About Lake Zurich

Lake Zürich is a lake in Switzerland named after the city of Zürich, but it stretches southeast till St. Gallen. Lake Zürich is a summertime play place with something for everyone.  Of the 56 prehistoric pile dwellings in the Swiss Alps, 11 of them are located around Lake Zürich, although you will be unable to visit them because they are 23 feet under the water level, there are several tour guides available who will explain their significance and describe them in detail. Pay a visit to the Swiss National Museum to discover the history, handicrafts, housewares, and weapons of the first inhabitants of the area. For those in your family who loves art, wander the Kunsthaus Zürich for European collections from the 15th century to now. Go on a pilgrimage of your own to Grossmünster, the Romanesque cathedral with two towers, or the Fraumünster Church with its copper spire and elegant stained glass. Play a game of outdoor chess on one of the boards at Lindenhof Hill. It was a Roman fort with spectacular views over the water. Grab the whole family, pile into an original paddleboat with a rudder and foot pedals, and go for an excursion on the lake. The only question should be, “When do we go?”

Must See

Following are some of the popular places to visit around Lake Zurich:

  •  The Alpamare in Pfaffikon.
  • The sunny islands of Ufenau.
  • Lützelau near Rapperswil.
  • The wooden footbridge across the lake between Rapperswil and Hurden.
  • The Baroque church in Lachen.
  • The famous Lindt & Sprungli chocolate factory in Kilchberg.

How to reach

Train line S11, S16, S5, S9 stop near the lake.
The bus lines 31,912 and light rail 10,2 and 4 also pass through the nearby stops.
All public transport in Zurich is free with a Swiss Travel Pass and several other rail pass.
 

Tips

  • The best way to discover the Lake Zurich area is by taking a boat trip. 
  • Take the boat trip during the evening to take some wonderful photos.
  • Lots of activities you can do in the place like paddling boat, feeding swans and swimming as well.
  • Lots of nice places to eat and a good place for an evening stroll.
  • Plan your trip before visiting the place as there are many things to explore.
  • Don't forget to carry your camera to capture the amazing view.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • If you are travelling in the summer season, make sure that you cover yourself well, carry an umbrella, hat, water, and sunglasses.
  • Check out the local boat time tables on their websites.
  • The boat has restrooms and also offer food and drink options.

Visit Time

Sunday:           Open 24 hours.

Monday:           Open 24 hours.

Tuesday:          Open 24 hours.

Wednesday:     Open 24 hours.

Thursday:         Open 24 hours.

Friday:              Open 24 hours.

Saturday:         Open 24 hours.
 

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Time you can spend

2 hours

 

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Weather

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