Perhaps the city’s most beautiful feature is the lake of Zurich (Zürichsee in German or Zürisee in Swiss German). Strictly speaking, Zurichsee is called the part of the lake downstream of the dam in Rapperswil, while the part upstream of the dam is known as Obersee.
Lake Zurich is formed by the waters of the melting glaciers in the Glarus Alps and carried through the River Linth. The outflow of the lake forms the River Limmat, which flows through the city of Zurich in a northwesterly direction.
On a warm summer day with its clear emerald water, the Lake of Zurich is the place to be. Swimmers lie in the sun and sailboats cruise across the lake.
Location: Lake Zurich, Zurich