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Lake Zurich (Zürichsee)
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Lake Zurich is big: 25 mi (40 km) long and 1.9 mi (3 km) wide. At its deepest it reaches 469 ft (143 m). The water is very clean, coming off those Swiss mountains, and is used for supplying water to the cities around it. The largest of these is Zurich at around 360,000 residents. The lake is used for boating and swimming, reaching up to 20 degrees Celcius (68 F) in summer. Along its edges are dotted swimming pools - these are floating pontoon decks with change rooms, sunbathing areas and usually saunas, massage and a cafe. They are open May-October. Parks line the lakeside and fill with people picnicking, roller-blading and sunbathing in summer. Even the police patrol on rollerblades!
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Bahnhofstrasse is THE shopping street in Zurich. Running from Bahnhofplatz outside the main train station all the way to the lake, it's full of luxury shops selling designer fashion, furs, porcelain, and, of course, chocolates, clocks and watches. Halfway along is Zurich's first, biggest and best department store Jelmoli. The basement food-hall is a must. Or if you want the best in Swiss chocolate, take a break at Cafe Sprungli, the epicenter of sweet Switzerland since 1836.

Bahnhofstrasse follows the line of the moat of medieval Zurich and is mainly pedestrianized, although watch out for the trams running along it. It runs parallel to the river Limmat and it's easy to punctuate your shopping with visits to churches and other important sites of Zurich dotted in the narrow streets between. Culture and consumerism: Zurich has them both.

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Rhine Falls (Rheinfall)
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Tumbling from a height of 75 feet over a 450-foot stretch of rock, the mighty Rhine Falls are the largest waterfalls in Europe. Located just outside the medieval town of Schaffhausen, the Rhine Falls make a popular day trip from Zurich and standing at the foot of the falls is one of the country’s dramatic sights, with an average 21,000 cubic feet of water plummeting into the Rhine river basin each second.

There are a number of ways to get a view of the falls, including strategic viewing platforms overlooking the main falls and a bridge linking the north and south banks. The medieval castle of Schoss Laufen also offers breathtaking views over the thundering falls, but the most hair-raising way to experience the power of the Rhine falls is to take a boat ride and cruise through the rapids.

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De Üetliberg is een berg van 873 meter. Vanaf hier heb je fantastische uitzichten over Zurich en het meer, maar ook over het Limmatdal en de Alpen. Er lopen diverse wandel- en mountainbikepaden de berg op. In de winterperiode worden deze voor rodelen in de sneeuw gebruikt. Ook vind je er de Planetenweg, een wandeling van 2 uur van Üetliberg naar Felsenegg, waarbij je op ontdekking gaat langs ons zonnestelsel. De berg is in de herfst extra populair, omdat de mist en wolken dan onder de top liggen, zodat je alsnog vrij uitzicht hebt.

De uitkijktoren op de top van de berg werd in 1990 gebouwd, als vervanging van de oude toren uit 1894. De toren is ruim 30 meter hoog. Er staat ook een televisietoren van 132 meter hoog op de top en er zijn een hotel en restaurant te vinden.

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