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Limmat, Zurich

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The Limmat is a river in Switzerland. The river commences at the outfall of Lake Zurich, in the southern part of the city of Zurich. From Zurich it flows in a northwesterly direction, after 35 km reaching the river Aare. The confluence is located north of the small town of Brugg and shortly after the mouth of the Reuss.The main towns along the Limmat Valley downstream of Zurich are Dietikon, Wettingen, and Baden. Its main tributaries are the Linth, via Lake Zurich, the Sihl, in Zurich, and the Reppisch, in Dietikon.The hydronym is first attested in the 8th century, as Lindimacus. It is of Gaulish origin, from *lindo- "lake" and *magos "plain", and was thus presumably in origin the name of the plain formed by the Linth.Power generationLike many Swiss rivers, the Limmat is intensively used for production of hydroelectric power: along its course of 35km, its fall is used by no less than ten hydroelectric power stations. These include:
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  • Excellent walk along the Limmat River, several scenic bridges through Zurich. Suggest walking across Munster Bridge, to be surrounded by the 4 main historical churches of the city. 
    Excellent walk along the Limmat River, several scenic bridges through Zurich. Suggest walking across Munster Bridge, to be surrounded by the 4 main historical churches of the city.  more »
  • This is a very beautiful river in central Zurich, and it's very nice to see it and watch the surrounding areas. 
    This is a very beautiful river in central Zurich, and it's very nice to see it and watch the surrounding areas.  more »

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