In the green parks around the lower basin of the lake, there’s always something going on in the summer months. Inline skaters, water sports enthusiasts, jewellery sellers and street artists all gather here to create a colourful scene. Anyone looking for peace and quiet will be able to escape the hustle and bustle on the Zürichhorn at the end of the lakeside promenade, in the wonderful Chinese Garden.
On the Zürichhorn and in other areas by the lake in Zurich-Seefeld, you’ll find a range of popular wild bathing spots. From here, large rocks or small pebble beaches will lead you down to Lake Zurich. Shady trees and areas with lots of space on which to play or relax, such as the Blatterwiese, invite you to stop and linger awhile.
Following on from the “Expo 64” in Lausanne, the “Heureka” sculpture by Jean Tinguely was given a new home on the Zürichhorn, ultimately becoming a striking new part of the lakeside promenade.
The Chinese Garden was a gift from the city’s Chinese sister city of Kunming in thanks for the technical and scientific support provided for the expansion of the drinking water supply and urban drainage in Kunming. It is classed as a temple garden and is one of the highest-ranking gardens outside of China.