The "Seefeldquai" is a park on the eastern shore of Lake Zürich, which extends parallel to the Bellerivestraße. The Seefeldquai begins at the quay bridge in the center and ends at the "Zürichhorn Park". There is also the lido "Tiefenbrunnen". The Zurich residents like to use the large "Blatterwiese" for sports. The Center Le Corbusier and the Chinese Garden are also located here.
The Chinese Garden Zurich was opened in 1994 and is a gift from the Chinese twin city of Kunming. The garden from Yunnan Province belongs to the group of temple gardens and is therefore more important than private gardens such as those found in Suzhou. The buildings and pavilions of the Chinese garden are grouped around a lake that can be crossed on a zigzag bridge. Red wooden pillars and yellow glazed roofs make the garden a colorful event in every season.
The "Platzspitz" is a small park, behind the Swiss National Museum, at the confluence of the Sihl into the Limmat. In the 1980's, the park was a meeting place for drug addicts. The park was remodeled in 1993 and is today a popular park in the city center of Zurich.
"Lake Zurich" is about 28 km long and 3,8 km wide. The lake extends south of Zurichn up to Rapperswil. The deepest point is 136 m deep. "Lake Zurich" discharges through the river "Linth" (Limmat) in the center of Zurich.
The "Rhinefall" in Neuhausen in the canton of Schaffhausen, is one of the largest waterfalls in Europe. With only 23 m the height rather small. But with a width of 150 m and an average of 370 cubic meters of water per second it is quite impressive. The "Rhinefall" is located about 35 km north of Zurich.
Gardens and Nature in Zurich
Zurich is at the point where Lake Zurich flows into the Limmat. The city is located on a river, by a lake and surrounded by mountains. As a result, Zurich has a very high leisure quality. There are other natural wonders to be seen in the area. The waterfalls at Schaffhausen are only 35 km from Zurich and Lake Constance is around 50 km northeast of the city.