Forested hills surround Lake Zurich on both sides. Flowing water has fissured the moraine and deposited sand and gravel on the lakeside banks. The farther you look from Zurich to the southeast, the more rural the banks become. Lake Zurich only freezes completely very rarely; the last time this happened was in the winter 1963.You can get from one bank to the other with the ferry between Meilen and Horgen, or across a dam at the narrowest point between Rapperswil and Hurden. There is also a wooden footbridge along the dam for pedestrians. Thanks to its good water quality, Lake Zurich supplies the surrounding region with the majority of its drinking water flowing from taps and fountains
Enjoy some special moments on a round trip or on one of the special cruises of the Lake Zurich Navigation Company. Round TripsThe Lake Zurich Navigation Company offers numerous tours on Lake Zurich daily in the summer: short tours to Thalwil and Erlenbach (1.5 hours), longer tours all the way to Richterswil (2.5 hours) and long tours to Rapperswil (4 hours). In winter, several small and a large round trip every day are on the schedule.Fabulous CruisesAnyone looking forward to a special experience is sure to find the right boat. A selection of the special culinary cruises is shown below:Brunch boatDolceVita boatBBQ boatCheese fondue boatChinese fondue boatLate sleeper breakfastetc.Feel like getting on the move after dinner? Then the following special cruises are just right for you:Top-hits party boatFriday dance party boatSalsa boatGay cruiseetc.The special cruise dates are published in the event calendar.