Adventures at the top of Lake Zurich
Your stay at SEEDAMM PLAZA and your visit to the Upper Lake Zurich area will become an unforgettable experience.
You can also benefit from the Visitor Card Schwyz. As an overnight guest with us, you will get various discounts with the Visitor Card Schwyz. It will be gladly issued at the reception upon request.
Culture & Nature
Gästekarte Schwyz / Visitor Card Schwyz
With the Visitor Card Schwyz, overnight guests in the Canton of Schwyz benefit from numerous discounts on mountain railroads and public transport, museums and excursions in the Canton Schwyz as well as in the Lake Lucerne region.
The digital guest card is issued at the reception on request.
The monastery of Einsiedeln looks back on a history of more than 1000 years. You can marvel at the monastery church, the library «Stiftsbibliothek» and the drinking water fountain «Frauenbrunnen». The monastery shines in a particularly beautiful light in November during the Christmas market on the front square.
Along Lake Zurich and across the wooden bridge, you will reach the «Rose City» of Rapperswil by a leisurely walk in about 1 hour. Enjoy the lake promenade, various playgrounds and shopping in the medieval old town.
The island Ufnau is accessible in a few minutes by boat from Pfäffikon or Rapperswil. In addition to a half-hour round walk, you may visit the two churches and the restaurant, which is open from Good Friday to the end of October. Since 1987, the Einsiedeln Monastery has again been practicing dairy farming and viticulture on the island of Ufnau.
In the middle of Lake Zurich lies the idyllic island Lützelau with its small restaurant and a camping site. The nature reserve can be reached by rental boat or the Lütz shuttle from Rapperswil-Jona. Those who like to be active may rent a rowing boat in Rapperswil and paddle the distance of about 1.5 km.
Enjoy from the SEEDAMM PLAZA not only the view over the nature reserve Frauenwinkel to the lake but also the proximity to the public bathing places Pfäffikon, Freienbach and Bäch. From the landing stage in Pfäffikon SZ or alternatively in Rapperswil SG, several scheduled boats depart between April and October to the island Ufenau, the surrounding villages and to Zurich. Our tip is to take a lake cruise with the shippping company ZSG.
Adventure Trail Upper Lake Zurich
Around the Upper Lake Zurich there are many beautiful pearls that invite you to discover and enjoy. Purchase the discovery backpack with a treasure and a quiz map at our reception desk and set out on your mission - because there is a lot to explore. The path along the shore can be experienced on foot or by bike.
The Way of St. James
The section of the path from Rapperswil to Einsiedeln passes directly by the SEEDAMM PLAZA and is part of the "Swabian Way" from Constance to Einsiedeln. Since 2020 we are official partner accommodation of the Swiss Routes of St. James. Pick up a print of the popular pilgrim's stamp at our reception.
Columban, the monk who united Europe... The Columban Trail through Switzerland is part of the European Via Columbani Cultural Trail. The Via Columbani is intended to replicate the path that the Irish monk Columban and his 12 companions hiked from Bangor in Northern Ireland to Bobbio in Northern Italy at the end of the 6th century. Stages 7a and 7b from Wädenswil to Rapperswil and Tuggen respectively pass by SEEDAMM PLAZA. Since 2020 we are official partner accommodation on the Kolumbansweg. Pick up a print of the popular pilgrim's stamp at our reception.
The vine path leads from the historic Leutschenhaus in Freienbach along the vineyards in the direction of Wilen and via the «Breiten» back to Freienbach. Duration approx. 1 hour.
The vineyards of the Kümin Brothers are located a little above Pfäffikon. Get to know the Schwyz wine specialties at a tasting in the vinotheque in Freienbach and let you explain everything in detail.
Family & Action
Winter fun around the SEEDAMM PLAZA
Skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating and much more: The SEEDAMM PLAZA is perfectly situated for varied winter fun days. A wide range of various winter activities can be reached easily and within a short driving distance from our location.
Dinosaur Museum Aathal
The stars of the museum are the real dinosaur skeletons from the museum's own excavations in Wyoming, USA. In addition to many dinosaurs, visitors also encounter other prehistoric giants and discover fossils as wonders of nature. Special annual exhibits continually add to and update the museum.
SEEDAMM PLAZA guests benefit from a special rate on the entrance ticket..
In the trampoline hall you will find a great selection of jumping possibilities; from fun trampolines to Olympic level equipment. In short: Here everyone can find what he likes, all under one roof but still everyone at his or her own flying height. True to the motto «We love to make you fly! ...and smile».
Guests of the SEEDAMM PLAZA profit from a special rate at BounceLab Rüti.
The largest water park in Switzerland is within 5 min walking distance. That means wellness for the big ones and slides for the small ones. Take the advantage of our atrractive «Alpamare Special» package and benefit from the preferential rate.
Knies Children's Zoo
The zoo of the traditional Swiss Circus Knie attracts young and old. Highlights when traveling with children are the camel feeding, the elephant riding and the parrot flight show. (Closed during winter months. Please check the opening hours of the zoo.)
Farm «Bächlihof» Jona
The farm in Jona became popular due to its wide range of activities for families. Whether on the nature playground or the goat park, visiting the straw sculptures in winter, picking your own fruit and vegetables or walking through the maze of the apple orchard - children and adults have a lot of fun at the Bächlihof. Last but not least, don't forget to taste the delicacies from the farm cuisine and the farm store.
Bet on your luck! With American Roulette, Black Jack, Poker, 11 gaming tables and 155 slot machines, you will spend an evening full of excitement and benefit from our most attractive offers! Combine your visit with a dinner in the restaurant of the Hotel SEEDAMM PLAZA.
The Seedamm Center is the largest shopping mall at the top of Lake Zurich. There are 47 stores on more than 20'000m² of sales floor space. Here, shopping enthusiasts will find numerous supermarkets and specialty food stores as well as leading brand suppliers in the areas of fashion, shoes, sports, electronics and entertainment, hobbies and leisure, health and beauty.
Victorinox Brand Store & Museum
The «Original Swiss Army Knife» should not be missing in any pocket. Under guidance you can assemble your own knife within 15 minutes. A reservation is required. Round off your visit with a free tour or a guided tour and get interesting information about the family business Victorinox and their products as well as about the home region of the Swiss Army Knife.
House of Läderach
Discover the world of chocolate at the House of Läderach in Bilten GL. Watch the chocolatiers making their popular FrischSchoggi™ and many other specialties, or create your own individual FrischSchoggi™ in the walk-in studio during your visit.