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Things to do in Lake Zurich

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bus Station
“Those who did not see Lake Zurich were not in Zurich. And the alpine panorama that appears at Bürkliplatz is unique.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Beautiful town well worth a visit, you can drive over the top of the mountain from Walchwil via Sattel”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pool
“Nice place on the lake to standup paddle or swim during the day, and have a drink after sunset.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The Zurich Opera house shows frequently changing productions of world famous operas. As with the Schauspielhaus, students get a big last-minute discount. The best seats costs 45 CHF for students.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Place to eat
“American-style brasserie serving weekend brunch. Famous for their Egg Benedict. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“However you like outdoor barbecues, sunbathing or just enjoying the view of the lake the China Garden is a very beautiful place to spend an enjoyable afternoon, don’t forget to enter inside is a must see in the city of Zürich.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“​I love this place for the buffet always presents freshly prepared vegan and vegetarian options throughout the day. The dishes are varied, spiced to the right point, inventive, and just finger-licking delicious. You pay by weight (excluding a small bread roll which is free) at the bar. I would recommend you find a place to sit first and then go and see what your palate facies. Tap water is free (ask where to get it).”
  • 32 locals recommend
Transportation
“Just a few minutes walk away from Zurich's old city, it is a great place to walk around any time of year! Full of restaurants (both local and international), bars, young people and unique little stores, you can easily pass a nice afternoon or evening here.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Zoo
“Magnificent zoo with fun attractions and interaction with animals. Particularly fun for kids!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Large park at the lake, public bbq im summer. Good for swimming but also just to take a walk along the lake.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Juckerfarm is a farm open to the public with a restaurant and a store. Great place!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Seerose is definitely for everyone that likes delicious food with a beautiful view over the lake of zurich. :-) (price: high)”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Good place for walking along Lake Zurich, hang out on the lawn, buy ice cream and go for a swim in Lake Zurich”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“The Botanical Garden shows off its best side in spring but the tropical greenhouses are also worth a visit in bad weather.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Night Club
“Best day to go to this Club: Monday!! You meet people of all kind, also tourists and expats. Music: House, Party tunes, Hip Hop, RnB. My personal rating: 4*”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Take tram no. 2 from «Albisriederplatz» to «Bürkliplatz» (15min) passing the financial heart of Zurich «Paradeplatz». Then you are right at the lake. Enjoy the walk & view crossing the bridge. ”
  • 28 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pool
“Nice place on the lake to standup paddle or swim during the day, and have a drink after sunset.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“​I love this place for the buffet always presents freshly prepared vegan and vegetarian options throughout the day. The dishes are varied, spiced to the right point, inventive, and just finger-licking delicious. You pay by weight (excluding a small bread roll which is free) at the bar. I would recommend you find a place to sit first and then go and see what your palate facies. Tap water is free (ask where to get it).”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Juckerfarm is a farm open to the public with a restaurant and a store. Great place!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Seerose is definitely for everyone that likes delicious food with a beautiful view over the lake of zurich. :-) (price: high)”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot in summer where to eat fish of the lake and do some standing paddle!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Grilled meats & Mediterranean cuisine, right by the lake with bar, plus sundeck & terrace.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Probably Seefelder's favorite restaurant, this tiny, quirky bolt-hole offers up pizza, pasta and other comfort-food in a cosy ambiance. My recommendation, however, is the cordon bleu, which is simply the best I've had anywhere. There are only about 40 seats inside (and a 3 shared tables on the sidewalk outside in the summer), so plan ahead and book a few days in advance. Closed on Saturdays (I know...)”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Local Hang out place, excellent for an after work drink to meet the people of "Seefeld".”
  • 8 locals recommend

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