Lake Zurich and the Limmat River


Zurich, Switzerland

NileGuide Expert tip:

The sun sets on the Enge side of the lake, meaning the Seefeld side gets the most sunshine and the best sunsets.


Zurich locals take great pride in their lake and the Limmat River, and with good reason. Both are popular places on beautiful days. All year long, there is ample space for strolling and people-watching. In the summer, it is possible to swim in the lake and in designated places along the river. Paddle and row boats are available for rent along the lake, and there is lots of green space for picnics. You can even bring your own grill. The city even sponsors special lake and river events like the Seeüberquerung (Lake Crossing) in July and the Limmatschwimmen (Limmat River Swim) in August.


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