There are many Swiss lakes to visit. There are countless reasons for visiting these beauties. Switzerland (Swiss lakes) is a small mountainous country located in central Europe. This landlocked country is about the size of New Jersey and is between France and Italy. It is also bordered by Austria, Germany, and Liechtenstein.
Most of the population lives in the plateau which is between the high Alps in the south and the Jura mountains in the north. The mountainous area in the south is sparsely populated.
Switzerland is known as the home of the mountains but did you know that Switzerland also has more than 1,500 lakes and water bodies. Almost all Swiss cities are located on the shores of lakes. Whether it’s the altitude, the crystal-clear water or the beauty of the surrounding landscape, there’s something extraordinary about the sparkling lakes of Switzerland.
The Swiss lakes are beautiful. Let see which ones are the most beautiful.
The lake is unusual because it has a very irregular shape, with many bends and turns and four arms. The shores of Lake Lucerne are partly formed by steep mountains like the Rigi and Pilatus, bordered by fabulous towns like Lucerne and Weggis, and are the site of Switzerland’s oldest histtory
You can go on train rides up the Rigi mountain, boat trips on original paddle steamers on the lake, excursions to historic sites of Lucerne, walks in the woods, and visit the location of the famous shot of William Tell. A great variety of things to do and see for every taste and level of fitness.
Lake Geneva is a very nice place to live or visit. We have a beautiful downtown right on the lake with many amazing restaurants and little shops. It’s a small town in the winter; however, in the summer, we have many tourists. In the summer, Lake Geneva turns into an exciting place to be.
The waters of Lake Geneva are reasonably clean and offer great opportunities for swimming from around June to September. Of the 116 public beaches on Lake Geneva, the water quality at only one was considered unsafe for swimming in 2010. Access is free to most public beaches at Lake Geneva.
After Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchâtel, Lake Constance and Lake Lucerne, Lake Zurich is one of Switzerland’s “Big Five” in terms of lakes. In the past, it was mainly used as a traffic and transportation route, but today it is a popular excursion destination for swimming, sailing, boating, and picnicking on the shore.
Lake Zurich is the hometown of Sandra Bullock’s character Dr. Ryan Stone in the 2013 science fiction film Gravity. Lake Zurich is also the name of a song from a Gorillaz album named “The Now Now”.
Beautiful lake in the Swiss Alps. Enjoy a refreshing (well, cold) dip in this lake with a beautiful view of the mountains around you. Lake Oeschinen, which lies above Kandersteg, is a pristine mountain lake, fed by the glacial brooks of the three-thousand-meter peaks of Blüemlisalp, Oeschinenhorn, Fründenhorn and Doldenhorn. People who love to swim, nature lovers and hikers can really enjoy themselves here.
The promenade at Brienz is one of the very best in Switzerland! Not only is it dazzlingly beautiful with the turquoise lake against the backdrop of the Alps, but also there are so few people! The place is not really on the tourist radar so you can enjoy the lake in peace.
Brienz is on the scenic Interlaken-Lucerne train line operated by the Zentralbahn. There are twice hourly trains to Interlaken Ost (20 minutes) and Meiringen (10 minutes) and hourly trains to Lucerne (1 hour 30 minutes). Alternatively you can take the boat operated by BLS from Interlaken Ost.
Blausee lake is so clear! Because of a landslide 15,000 years ago, dissapearing glaciers left holes in the ground of the Kander valley. The Blausee is fed by groundwater from the Kander river. And because of its clarity, the water gets its unusual deep blue color.Lake Blausee is worth a visit any time of year. Hiking, picnicking, and boating are a couple of things you can do at Blausee. Blausee is a stunning pearl in Kandersteg, one of the most famous lakes in Switzerland.
Lake Walen (Walensee) in eastern Switzerland links the two cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus and forms the western end of the holiday region known as “Heidiland”, after Johanna Spyri’s world-famous Heidi story. On the northern side, the Churfirsten mountain chain rises nearly vertically out of the water. On the other side of the lake is the popular winter sports and hiking region of the Flumserberg.
Bachalpsee or Bachsee is a lake with an area of 8.06 ha (19.9 acres) close to the First (which can be reached with a cable car) above Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.The Bachalpsee trail is usually open for hiking around mid-June until mid-October. The wildflowers are the best from mid-July to mid-August
All lower altitude lakes in Switzerland are ok for swimming in summer and lidos are everywhere ether for free or for a small fee. Typical summer tempertures of bigger lakes are 20-22 Celsius. Some smaller lakes get warmer but the water is often not very clean (lot of algae).