The Medieval City of Rapperswil

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The Medieval City of Rapperswil

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

One of the most interesting cities to visit on Lake Zurich is Rapperswil or Rapperswil-Jona as it is often referred to. The Medieval city centre with its towering castle is car free and offers a multitude of things to do for visitors of all ages.

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

Known as the city of roses for its fabulous garden of roses in the walled gardens of the castle, it is endowed with not only a castle, several churches and a monastery but the most amazing views across the lake. Incidentally the castle also houses a Polish museum.

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

Looking from one angle towards Zurich and from the other towards Glarus and the mountains beyond, the city has lots to offer.

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

With its picturesque meandering cobble stoned alleys, ancient buildings and glorious viewpoints and lakeside location there is plenty to do.

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

Pavement cafés and restaurants beckon at every corner, cute little shops and of course there is nothing nicer than a stroll along the promenade just watching the world go by.

The Medieval City of Rapperswil The Medieval City of Rapperswil The Medieval City of Rapperswil

Regular boat services can whisk you away on cruises, or you can simply take the boat for a more scenic ride than the train back to Zurich.

ZSG Boat Cruises on Lake Zurich

The world’s longest wooden bridge is good for a walk and takes you across to the other side of the lake. Local attractions include Alpamare, Europe’s largest covered water park, Knie’s Childrens Zoo and nearby Atzmännig with its super long toboggan. There is also an activity walk for children along the castle walls.

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

The Medieval City of Rapperswil

For more information on events in the city please visit the Rapperswil website here

Click here for Google Maps directions to Rapperswil

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