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2 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in St. Gallen

St. Gallen

The canton is located in the northeast of Switzerland. The mountains of the canton include part of a thrust fault that was declared a geologic UNESCO world heritage site, under the name Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, in 2008.

Drei Weieren
Drei WeierenBitzistrasse 65, 9011 St. Gallen, Switzerland

A sweet pond landscape stretches out in the south of the city, on a high plateau below Mount Freuden. It is the local recreation area for the city inhabitants and part of a connecting nature protection area that runs along the entire southern slope of the city. An oasis of peace in the middle of the city.

GübsenseeGübsensee, 9015 St Gallen, Switzerland

Gübsensee is a reservoir near the city of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Its dams were built between 1898 and 1900, the first hydroelectric reservoir in Switzerland. Kraftwerk Kubel has generated electrical power there since 1900. Gübsensee Ost is a gravity dam with a height of 24 m, Gübsensee West an earth fill dam. The lake's surface area is 0.17 km2. Its volume is 1.5 Mio m³. The Gübsensee and the surrounding area is today protected as a nature reserve.

Map of Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in St. Gallen