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Schanzengraben Canal

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Address: Behind Hotel Baur au Lac | Taltrasse 1, Zurich 8022, Switzerland

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Far from the maddening crowd except in summer

This is little know by foreigners. It is a little bit hard to get to unless you know Zurich. It can be a place of peace an quiete but it depends on what end you are on. It can be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is little know by foreigners. It is a little bit hard to get to unless you know Zurich. It can be a place of peace an quiete but it depends on what end you are on. It can be a very busy place in summer with boats passing by and people eating lunch, mainly those in the know. I... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This branch of Sihl runs out in modestly from the Lake of Zurich. It is a relatively narrow little river but adds a sense of diversity and richness to the town. It is a a well-drained branch and nicely kept-up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Baur au Lac and I realised that a lovely canal is just outside the hotel. I took the opportunity to stroll along this canal in the afternoon. Boats berthed by the bank, some ducks and trees made up the scenery along the canal.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

This is a really nice walkway. You can take it at Burkliplatz and under the road and it is generally very quiet. It would seem that not many people either know it or take it. It ends near the new Swiss Stock Exchange. There are many boats anchored alomng the way, ducks and swans and towards te end there is... More 

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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Usually when people are going from Main Railway Station/City Centre towards Lake Zürich, they are going along River Limmat. This lovely little Canal is almost hidden, but offers you a nice walk between apartment buildings, hotels etc. Grab a coffee and relax for awhile watching swans while you still are only short walk away from many major attractions

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Below street level for most of the way, with a few surprises (Zurich's Canoe Polo Club?!) it offered a nice peaceful transition from lake front to shops

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

a hidden chanel that even the locals not know. nice path along a river with ducks playing, in the shadow and perfekt for hot days to walk central station to the lake

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Moscow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Quiet and peaceful which is not surprising because Zurich is no New Yourk City or Hong Kong. But it is an especially good place to have a walk, relax and sort out your mind. Water birds are not afraid of strollers - just see the pictures.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I have found Schanzengraben Canal by accident just walking and getting lost lookuinf for a place to eat my home-made sandwich and am very glad I ended up here as it was a very relaxing and yet close to the center spot. Must be even nicer in warmer months (been there a few weeks ago in December)

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

...to stroll thru the Schanzengraben ... even if you rush from one to the next appointment, taking a de-tour of a couple of minutes and enjoying the special atmosphere of this small little canal is always worthwhile !

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