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?
The peace and quite surrounding the Daubensee allows visitors to quickly leave behind the stress of their lives and revitalise their lives. From the Gemmi pass, a two-hour hiking trail leads around the lake Daubensee, a perfect trail to enjoy nature in peace. The classic Gemmi hike from Kandersteg towards Leukerbad also passes the shore of the lake Daubensee.The traditional shepherd festival takes place every year on the last Sunday of July when about 800 sheep converge on the shores of the lake. Celebrating the friendship between the neighbours from the Valais and the Bernese Oberland beyond the Gemmi pass is the ultimate goal of this festival. Also, Europe’s highest catamaran school is located at the lake Daubensee.