Swiss Lake Zurich is a famous holiday destination for tourists from all over Europe. Like other Swiss lakes, Lake Zurich has an amazing beauty that beckons to travelers.
Lake Zurich can be called alpine, as it is located at an altitude of 409 meters above sea level. The location of this body of water is determined by the area between the cantons of Schwyz, Zurich and St. Gallen.
The lake area is almost 90 sq km (88 sq km). The reservoir is crescent-shaped and stretches 40 km in length. The width of the lake ranges from 1 to 4 km in different places. At its eastern end, Lake Zurich receives the waters of the Lint River.
Lake Zurich is divided into two parts, which differ in size. Obersee - Upper lake located between St. Gallen and Schwyz. This is the smaller part. Untersee is the lower part of the lake within the Zurich canton. This is the main part of Lake Zurich. The depth of water in this place can reach 143 meters.
There are two picturesque islands on Lake Zurich - Ufenau and Luzelau. Picturesque landscapes of these places will not leave indifferent any tourist.
The lake is surrounded by an old quay, famous for its legendary beaches and picnic lawns. There are also walking paths on the coast of the lake, along which you can walk, admiring the colorful landscapes. On the waters of the lake, you can often contemplate swans, as well as feed them from your hands (birds are not shy).
A beautiful park area stretches along the lake. Very often, walking along the shores of Lake Zurich, you can meet various artists providing their services, as well as magicians.