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Three Swiss Lakes Which are Stunning in Autumn!

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Three Swiss Lakes Which are Stunning in Autumn! Blausee near Bern

Three Swiss Lakes Which are Stunning in Autumn!

Blausee, Lake Palpuogna and Klöntalersee 

Three stunning Swiss lakes to see in Autumn - Klöntalersee

Did you know that Switzerland is home to over 1500 lakes? So knowing which ones to visit and when can be a hard choice as there are so many beautiful ones. However, when it comes to Autumn I have 3 favourites which I would love to share with you! They are each quite different, but in my opinion the golden tones of Autumn turn them into must visit locations!

Blausee near Bern

Blausee near Bern

Three Swiss Lakes Which are Stunning in Autumn! Blausee near Bern

Three Swiss Lakes Which are Stunning in Autumn! Blausee near Bern

Blausee Near Bern

Getting There: By car or by train to Kandersteg and then take the 230 bus directly to the park.
Tip: There is plenty of parking if you’re going by car. However, if you’re coming via public transport make sure you check the 230 bus timetable as the bus only goes to the lake once an hour!
Entrance charge: Check the website above for latest entrance charges.
Click here for the Google Map Coordinates.
Our Tip: It can get very busy at Blausee, especially at weekends and in the Summer. If possible try to visit during the week and outside the holidays.

Lake Palpuogna Near Stoos

Stunning Swiss lakes Lake Palpuogna

Stunning Swiss lakes Lake Palpuogna

Stunning Swiss lakes Lake Palpuogna

Surrounded by fir trees the views here are absolutely stunning. To reach the lake you do have to hike a little bit from Preda – see the details below.

Lake Palpuogna Near Stoos

Start point:  Preda

Visit the Stoos website here.

Click here for Google Directions to Lake Palpuogna

Klöntalersee

Three stunning Swiss lakes to see in Autumn - Klöntalersee

Three stunning Swiss lakes to see in Autumn - Klöntalersee

Three stunning Swiss lakes to see in Autumn - Klöntalersee

Klöntalersee Near Glarus

Where: Glarus, Eastern Switzerland

Address: Klöntalerstrasse 36, 8750, Switzerland

GPS: 47.033115, 9.006593

Hiking Paths: For a variety of hiking trails see here

How to Get There

By Car: From Chur, take exit 44 towards Glarus and follow the signs to Klöntal and to Klöntalersee. There is parking along the lake and at the far end there is a car park (close to the bus stop).

By Train: Go to  Glarus, then the the Postauto 504 bus in the direction of  Klöntal Rhodannenberg or Klöntal Platz. The bus only runs once an hour and not at all at 11:53 and 1:53 check www.sbb.ch before you set out.

Our Tip: If possible start your walk at the far side of the lake where the bus stop and the car park are located. Otherwise it can get very busy walking along with all the cars on the road alongside the lake.

Some Interesting Facts about Swiss Lakes

Lakes and rivers account for approximately 4% of Switzerland’s surface area and the country provides roughly 6% of Europe’s freshwater reserves.

Switzerland’s Largest Lakes

Switzerland’s largest lakes are Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Biel in the Jura region. These are followed by Lake Constance and Lake Zurich on the plateau, then Lakes Thun, Brienz, Zug and Lucerne in the Lower and Northern Alps, and Lakes Lugano and Maggiore in the Southern Alps.

Lake Geneva, is the largest freshwater lake in central Europe and is shared by France and Switzerland. The largest lake in Switzerland totally within Swiss borders is Lake Neuchâtel at 218km2.

In addition there are hundreds and hundreds of small natural lakes and reservoirs all over the country, with a large proportion in the Alps.

Most Swiss Lakes Were Glaciers

Most Swiss lakes were once glaciers which were formed during the last Ice Age. The Rhone, Rhine and Inn all take their source in Switzerland. Their waters flow into three seas: the Mediterranean, the North Sea and the Black Sea (via the Danube). A total of 375km of the River Rhine runs through Switzerland, while the Rhone runs over 264km and the Inn 90km.

Let us know in the comments below which are your favourite lakes and why?

The majority of these photos were taken by Carmen Sirboiu. Carmen is based in Zurich and offers a range of photographic shoots from her studio and also in outside locations. She specialises in Family Portrait and Pet photography. Please contact Carmen here via her website.

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