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Lake Zurich

Lake Zurich, Switzerland

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About Lake Zurich

Lake Zürich is formed by the Linth river, which rises in the glaciers of the Glarus Alps and was diverted by the Escher canal into Lake Walen from where its waters are carried to the east end of Lake Zürich by means of the Linth canal. The waters of the Lake of Zürich flow out of the lake at its north-west end, passing through the city of Zürich.



Attractions near Lake Zurich

Sihl6.51km from Lake Zurich

The Sihl is a Swiss river that rises near the Druesberg mountain in the canton of Schwyz and eventually flows into the Limmat in the center of the city of Zürich. It has a length of 73 km, including the Sihlsee reservoir, through which the river flows. Water is abstracted from the river at the Sihlsee, leading to decreased downstream water flows and a consequent reduction in water quality.

Hüttnersee7.23km from Lake Zurich

Hüttnersee is a small lake at Hütten in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. The northern shore is located in Samstagern, a village in the municipality of Richterswil. Its surface area is 0.165 km2. It is an ideal place to spend some leisure time and also for trekking too.

Höhronen9.07km from Lake Zurich

The Höhronen is a mountain of the Swiss Prealps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Zurich and Zug. It lies approximately halfway between Lake Zurich and Lake Ägeri.  West of a secondary summit named Wildspitz is located the tripoint between the cantons of Zurich, Zug, and Schwyz. The tripoint, located at a height of 1,186 meters, is marked by a stone named Dreiländerstein.

Pfannenstiel9.86km from Lake Zurich

Pfannenstiel is a wooded mountain respectively a region overlooking the Lake Zürich and Zürcher Oberland in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland. Pfannenstiel is a picturesque area, and the upper side of the mountain houses four restaurants overlooking Lake Zürich, Etzel, Zimmerberg, Albis, Uetliberg to the south and to the west, and Greifensee, Glattal, Bachtel, and Zürcher Oberland to the north and east.

Einsiedeln Abbey10.66km from Lake Zurich

A most important site of Roman Catholic pilgrimage in Switzerland. Founded by the Benedictine monk and hermit Saint Meinrad around c. 835 CE, Einsiedeln Abbey has been the site of Marian devotion in Switzerland for over a thousand years. It is arguably the most impressive monastic structure in Switzerland.  It is a territorial abbey and, therefore, not part of a diocese, subject to a bishop. It has been a major resting point on the Way of St. James for centuries.

Gottschalkenberg Pass10.96km from Lake Zurich

Gottschalkenberg Pass is a high mountain pass in the canton of Zug in Switzerland. IT gives a panoramic view of the valley of Zug and also it is a picturesque area to spend some good times and to take some photographs.

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Most populated area of Switzerland. Zurich is among the world's largest financial centers despite having a relatively small population. Zurich city is home to many financial institutions and banking companies.