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:With our custom trip planner, Zurich attractions like Limmat can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Jumped off the bridge with one of my daughters and floated down the Limmat- Heat wave was averted and it was an unforgettable experience- more »
The river crosses the entire historic center of the city and divides it into two parts. One of the best ways to explore the whole city is by catching a ferry more »
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