The Zurich region is an urban area, yet not far from the Alps. Zurich itself is located on the shores of the picturesque Lake Zurich. At the same time, the city is nestled by four local mountains that offer a variety of activities. In the region, the Alpamare in Pfäffikon is just as popular as the summer toboggan run there. Baden offers 47 degree hot thermal water from 18 springs and Winterthur has developed into a cultural city with 17 museums.