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?

Grundsee
Lötschental Lötschental Switzerland
During the brief ice age, the recent glacier created a 100-metre-long moraine near the Fafleralp. The valley behind is now bordered by the exposed glacial furrows of the lateral moraines. In addition to the numerous boulders strewn around, visitors see several tarns formed by glacial melt, such as the picturesque and cold Grundsee. The new themed nature trail in the forefield of the Lang Glacier is another fascinating destination. Only in a few places in the Alps is a glacier forefield as easily accessible as it is in the Lötschental. Along a total of 23 stations, the nature trail tells in pictures the history of the formation of this impressive mountain landscape in the forefield of the Langgletscher. Grundsee
Lötschental
Lötschental

Grundsee

During the brief ice age, the recent glacier created a 100-metre-long moraine near the Fafleralp. The valley behind is now bordered by the exposed glacial furrows of the lateral moraines. In addition to the numerous boulders strewn around, visitors see several tarns formed by glacial melt, such as the picturesque and cold Grundsee. The new themed nature trail in the forefield of the Lang Glacier is another fascinating destination. Only in a few places in the Alps is a glacier forefield as easily accessible as it is in the Lötschental. Along a total of 23 stations, the nature trail tells in pictures the history of the formation of this impressive mountain landscape in the forefield of the Langgletscher.

Altitude: 1842 m