Destination guide

The beautiful city of Lake Zurich awaits you

Enjoy the culture and other features of Lake Zurich. This scenic city is known for its lake, boating and chocolate shops. Rapperswil Castle and Kunsthaus Zurich are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Lake Zurich

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Lake Zurich a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zoo Zurich (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Alpamare Water Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Knies Kinderzoo (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Bubikon Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Golf & Country Club Zurich (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Jucker Farm (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lake Zurich

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Lake Zurich is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Luetzelsee (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Grueningen Botanical Garden (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Rumensee (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Enea Tree Museum (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Langenberg Wildlife Park Zurich (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Seleger Moor (9.3 mi / 15 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Lake Zurich

The nearest airport is in Zurich (ZRH), located 15.5 mi (25 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Mannedorf Station, Wädenswil Station and Meilen Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Lake Zurich by jumping on the metro at Wollishofen Tram Stop, Leimbach S-Bahn or Manegg S-Bahn.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Zurich?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 225 vacation rentals near Lake Zurich. From 11 Houses to 207 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Zurich for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Zurich?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Zurich. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Germany: 101,085 vacation rentals
  • Zürich: 166 vacation rentals
  • Lucerne: 596 vacation rentals
  • Black Forest: 4,498 vacation rentals
  • Lucerne Station: 544 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Zurich! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Zurich?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Zurich:

  • Zürich: 166 rentals
  • Lucerne: 596 rentals
  • Zug: 110 rentals
  • Winterthur: 130 rentals
  • Weggis: 281 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Zurich?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake Zurich. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lucerne Station: 544 rentals
  • Lucerne (QLJ-Lucerne Train Station): 544 rentals
  • Mount Pilatus: 753 rentals
  • ETH Zurich: 219 rentals
  • Lake Side Promenade: 543 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Zurich listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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