Schanzengraben Canal

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Schanzengraben Canal
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Tanderups
Aarhus, Denmark1,782 contributions
Take a break and enjoy the clear water
Jul 2020
Eventhough shopping, Limmat river and Lake Zurich might be the primary reason for going to Zürich do not overlook the charming Schanzengraben Canal. Built as a city fortification system in the 17th century, the canal is now lined with wooden boardwalks and sandstone slabs, and runs from the Gessnerbrücke past the Mannerbadi to the mouth of the lake at Bürkliplatz. It’s at its prettiest near the Baur au Lac hotel, but the action—water polo!—happens near the Selnaubrücke. Are you here with your dog it will propably love to dip its toes in the crystal clear water.
Written 16 July 2020
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Zurich71
Rehovot, Israel535 contributions
A sensation of calm in the middle of so active a city
Dec 2019
We better know the segment of the canal that runs from behind Baur au Lac up to Hallenbad City. We look at it at year's all seasons. Enjoy its calm in the middle of the city. We enjoy the nice little houses along the canal as well as the cool office buildings and cafe terraces but mainly the trees decorating it all along which change their seasonal colors until they shed their leaves in the winter. There are lots of boats parking in the canal. Very few seem to be active even over weekends. Quite an expensive way to own a boat in Zurich.
Written 17 December 2019
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
Lovely canal
Oct 2019
We crossed this lovely canal many times as our hotel was on the other side of the canal from the main part of Zurich. Quiet, peaceful and picturesque.
Written 7 December 2019
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL11,809 contributions
Quiet waterfront
Jun 2019 • Family
Zurich has a lot of waterfront between the lake and 2 rivers but it is this man made defensive canal that once was a part of the city fortifications that provides the quietest waterfront we saw in the Altstadt. If you are looking for an opportunity to get away from the crowds this will offer your best opportunity.
Written 2 July 2019
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,644 contributions
hidden walks
Jun 2019 • Couples
the Schanzengraben is a chanel hidden away from the main tourist circuits, leading from the lake almost to the railway station. a nice way to stroll an area that is a bit less known.
Written 23 June 2019
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tmaufer
Zurich, Switzerland52 contributions
It's only a mile but you can see so much of the city
Jul 2018 • Family
There is a long boardwalk-style walking path near the downstream end of the canal. You'll find it very crowded at lunchtime on warm Spring and Fall weekdays. People bring their dogs, too. They can often be seen frolicking in the water. The canal goes close by many stores, restaurants, bars, etc., and is kind of a hidden gem in Zürich. Try to get to this.
Written 14 April 2019
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Philippe C
Zurich, Switzerland15 contributions
Some piece in the middle of Zurich
Aug 2018 • Solo
You would never believe you are actually in the middle of the banking sector in Zurich, just behind Paradeplatz. When the weather is fine, people picnic there. Tress refelcting themselves in the water. After approx. one kilometer, the Männerbad (public swimming pool, but only for men, opened in summer, turns into a bar in the evening.
Written 7 April 2019
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Alissila
Cham, Switzerland579 contributions
Perfect Place for a Stroll
Jul 2018 • Family
On a hot summer day, walk from the boat landing stage beneath the Baur au Lac Hotell along the little river as far as you can go. Diversified views, pretty boats, plenty of trees and interesting building.
Written 16 January 2019
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pulse16
Galway, NY160 contributions
Beautiful clean canal and walkway
May 2018
The canal is so unbelievably clean and the water is so clear, I have no idea how it is maintained! The walk along the canal is beautiful and shaded, and there are lots of ducks enjoying the water too. Lovely to sit and relax at the edge
Written 27 May 2018
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MCM
Uitikon, Switzerland44 contributions
One of my favourite parts of the city
Sep 2017 • Business
Summer evening stroll or winter weekend mini escape from the shops to go for a walk and chat when you don't have time to get out of the city. The bobbing parked runabouts and manicured balconies make you feel right at home.
Written 20 October 2017
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