101 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Switzerland that you should visit - With photos & details

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101 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita GDP. It ranks at or near the top in several international metrics, including economic competitiveness and human development.

Albigna lakeAlbigna lake, 7603 Bregaglia, Switzerland

Albigna Lake is located in the Graubunden canton of Switzerland. Originally a reservoir, the lake is housed within the Vicosoprano municipality. Situated on the southwestern edge of the Bregaglia valley, the Albigna Lake is surrounded by rocky valleys and terrains. Covered in snow, the cliffs add to the beauty of the lake and make it all the more charming. Part of the lake supplies outflow to the Mera River.

AllaineAllaine, Switzerland

The Allaine is a 65 km long river in northwestern Switzerland and eastern France. Its source is above the village Charmoille, in the Swiss Jura mountains. Downstream from its confluence with the Bourbeuse and the Canal du Rhône au Rhin, near Méziré, it is called the Allan. It is a right tributary of the Doubs, which it joins a few km downstream from Montbéliard, where it takes the Savoureuse with it, a river with its sources in the southern Vosges.

AlplerseeAlplersee, 6452 Sisikon, Switzerland

The mountain lake in the Alplen area is at an altitude of 1507 meters above sea level. Nothing is known about the inflows and outflows of the Alplersee, but the lake is located in the vicinity of the Riemenstaldnerbach. The Bergseelein is about 220m long and 150m wide.

AlpnacherseeAlpnachersee, Alpnach, Switzerland

The Alpnachersee is not an independent lake, but a branch of the Vierwaldstättersee. It lies in the two cantons of Nidwalden and Obwalden and is around 4.8 km long and 1.4 km wide. The southern flank of the Pilatus massif borders the northern bank. In particular, the Lopper slides like a bolt between the Alpnachersee and the Horwerbucht of the Vierwaldstättersee. The south-east bank mostly rises steeply to the Mueterschwanderberg or to the Rotzberg with the Rotzberg castle ruins.

Alter RheinAlter Rhein, Switzerland

The Alter Rhein is the old river bed of the Alpine Rhine in St. Gallen and Vorarlberg in the Alpine Rhine Valley, which was cut off when the Rhine was straightened during the 20th century. It is one of the beautiful places in Switzerland and also a nice picnic spot too.

ArnenseeArnensee, 3784 Gsteig bei Gstaad, Switzerland

Arnensee is a beautiful lake in Canton of Berne. It is the best place for hiking, fishing, and swimming in the canton.

ArniseeArnisee, 6476 Gurtnellen, Switzerland

This gorgeous alpine lake is ideal for a classic Swiss picnic, with mountain peaks reflected in the clear water, fields of wildflowers, and cowbells ringing near and far. It is one of the picnic locations, so many peoples come here and spend some leisure time here. It is suitable for children and also for adults.

Bireggwald hikingBireggwald, Switzerland

Hike to the Bireggwald which offers a rich array of beautiful views of the Lucern Lake and Mt. Pilatus.

BirsBirs, Switzerland

The Birs is a 73-kilometer long river in Switzerland that flows through the Jura region and ends as a tributary to the Rhine between Basel and Birsfelden. It is the most important river in the Swiss Jura.

BirsigBirsig, Basel, Switzerland

The Birsig is a fairly small river in eastern France and northern Switzerland. The source is in the village of Biederthal, in the French Haut-Rhin department, near the Swiss border. Birsig is about 21 kilometers long, and the water separation area is around 82 square kilometers. It flows variably through Swiss and French territory and through the Birsig Valley. It was one of the beautiful places in this area and also a picnic spot.

Bommer WeiherBommer Weiher, 8573 Kemmental, Switzerland

The Bommer Weiher are a series of fish ponds near Alterswilen in the municipality of Kemmental, Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland. Their surface area is about 0.15 km². They lie in a gentle valley basin at an altitude of 530 m above sea level and extend over around 16.5 hectares. The name comes from the hamlet of Bommen, a collection of a few houses south of the water.

CaumaseeCaumasee, 7017 Flims, Switzerland

Caumasee is a lake near Flims, in the Grisons, Switzerland. It is one of the lakes on the Flims Rockslide deposits. The lake is fed from underground sources. Its surface area is 10.3194 ha. The lake is in a huge forest that was allowed to remain on the agriculturally useless debris area of the biggest prehistoric rockslide in the Alps and can only be reached by a footpath, possibly using a funicular built-in 1939, refurbished in 1988 on its original tracks. The walk from the edge of town to the

CrestaseeCrestasee, Switzerland

A small and beautiful lake located in the heart of Grisons. There is no tributary to the lake. The water from the lake forms a small stream and enters the Flem river after a very short run, not called a special name for its short length. It was one of the scenic locations where you can spend some leisure time with your family. The water is very clear and you can swim and also it is suitable for fishing.

DaubenseeDaubensee, 3954 Leukerbad, Switzerland

Daubensee is a lake at Gemmi Pass in Valais, Switzerland. It is the site of the annual Shepherd Festival held on the last Sunday in July. It has a surface area of 69 ha. It was located in a picturesque location and the water is very cool. There are also trekking areas around the lake.

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.

EgelseeEgelsee, 8962 Bergdietikon, Switzerland

The Egelsee, also called Ägelsee, is located high above the Limmat Valley in the canton of Aargau. The little lake is located below the Heitersberg at an altitude of 666 meters above sea level after the Zurich canton border. The pond is fed by the slope water, while the Egelseebach flows from the boggy Egelsee. The whole Egelsee area is under nature protection.

EmmeEmme, Switzerland

A beautiful river located in Switzerland. Emme is known for its sudden variations in water discharge. The tributaries of the Emme are the Ilfis and the Limpach. It rises in the Alps between the peaks of Hohgant and Augstmatthorn in the canton of Bern. One of the nice locations to spend some free time and also it is one of the main water resources in this area.

Engelberger AaEngelberger Aa, 6390, Switzerland

Engelberger Aa is a river in Switzerland. It rises west of Surenenpass in the Canton of Uri, flows through the valley of Engelberg and Nidwalden. At Buochs, it empties into Lake Lucerne and is thus a tributary of the Reuss, which drains that lake.

ErgolzErgolz, Switzerland

The Ergolz is a river in the canton of Basel Country. With a length of around 30 kilometers, it is one of the most important rivers in the Basel area and drains practically the entire east of the canton. It is one of the beautiful picnic area and also it attracts a lot of tourists here.

Étang des RoyesEtang des Royes, 2350 Saignelégier, Switzerland

The Étang des Royes is a pond in the municipality of Saignelégier in the canton of Jura. It is considered the smaller brother lake of the more famous Étang de la Gruère and lies at 964 meters above sea level. The pond is embedded in a forest in the Freiberg Mountains, is under nature protection and is part of the Doubs Nature Park.