Surrounded by the Albis and Zimmerberg hills to the north and Pfannenstiel hills to the south, this banana-shaped lake is one of the cleanest in the world.
Perfect for swimming – temperatures reach more than 20°C during summer – it is also used as part of Zurich’s water supply. The lake extends north to a stretch of magnificent houses and villas belonging to the rich and famous, while heading east will take you to beautiful gardens. Elite Traveler recommends a morning or late afternoon boat trip on Lake Zurich to fully appreciate all this stunning lake has to offer.
“The Lake Zurich area has something for everybody, whether you want to be active, just relax or attend a program of events. Peruse our site and plan your summer” – Zurichsee Tourismus: www.zuerichsee.ch