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Going down the Limmat in a rubber boat

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I was thinking of buying a rubber boat and use it to float down the Limmat, starting point is Zürich Wipkingen at the Dammbrücke. Has anyone here done that?

After Wipkingen, are there any points after Wipkingen where you have to get out of the water ( I only know that at the Wasserwalze at Höngger Wehr you have to get out). And what would be a good point to get out and take the S-Bahn back, Dietikon, or maybe Baden? Any advice or experiences are welcome, thanks in advance!!

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Old 20.08.2011, 19:44
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Re: Going down the Limmat in a rubber boat

Aren't there a couple of weirs along the way? Could make it interesting, especially as they are against the direction you are travelling..
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Re: Going down the Limmat in a rubber boat

Dietikon is a good place to get out. I did it 2 years ago, and if I remember correctly, Werdinsel - Dietikon was about 3 hours.

There is another Wehr at Dietikon, and looking on Google maps, there are 3 more before Baden, so I would not go further than Dietikon.

Another good one is Bremgarten-Mellingen-Windisch. Reuss is not as deep as Limmat, so the stones in the river makes it a little wilder. Dont jump in for a swim. The water is low enough, that you may hit the stones while swimming, and with the current, it can give a few blue spots. I do remember it as being better for swimming towards the end.

I have also done Andelfingen - Eglisau. Is great fun on the Thur, and also on the Rhine until ca. Rüdingen. then it just got slow. It was hard work to get to Eglisau from there, but great for Swimming.

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Re: Going down the Limmat in a rubber boat

Thanks for the info! I will start at the Werdinsel then, to avoid the Wehr just after the Europabrücke, and take the S-bahn back at Dietikon.

I also found this, a description of a trip from the Landesmuseum untill Dietikon: http://www.forums9.ch/wasser/limmat1/1/index.htm. Hopefully I can still get my hands on a rubber boat
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