Mountain lakes

There is nothing more refreshing than jumping into a clear, cool mountain lake. But of course it takes a little courage. Those who prefer to stay warm can safely appreciate these jewels of the Alps from the bank. Most lakes can only be reached on foot, and they are extremely popular hiking destinations thanks to their wonderfully rejuvenating and relaxing effects. Untouched, they mirror their surroundings and the colours of the sky, while radiating a pleasant calm. What can be more enjoyable than cooling your feet in clear mountain waters after a long hike in heavy boots?

Grächnersee
Grächen - St. Niklaus Grächen-St. Niklaus Switzerland
The idyllic Grächnersee is located above the Grächen village and can be reached in 15 minutes via a brief, romantic stroll from the centre of town. A leisurely stroll along the lake shore can be enjoyed in tranquil surroundings. It is the perfect place for an excursion on hot summer days, offering cool refreshment, though it is not an official bathing lake. Visitors who don’t want to cool down with a dip in the water can relax at the ‘Zum See’ restaurant with an ice cream. Once a week, fishing is permitted in the lake. Nearby are pubs, the historic water pipes, the Äbnet alp and an open-air fireplace. Grächnersee
Grächen - St. Niklaus -4°
Grächen - St. Niklaus -4°

Grächnersee

The idyllic Grächnersee is located above the Grächen village and can be reached in 15 minutes via a brief, romantic stroll from the centre of town. A leisurely stroll along the lake shore can be enjoyed in tranquil surroundings. It is the perfect place for an excursion on hot summer days, offering cool refreshment, though it is not an official bathing lake. Visitors who don’t want to cool down with a dip in the water can relax at the ‘Zum See’ restaurant with an ice cream. Once a week, fishing is permitted in the lake. Nearby are pubs, the historic water pipes, the Äbnet alp and an open-air fireplace.

Altitude: 1720 m