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?
In the summer the chair lift at the Sparrhorn takes you up to Hohbiel, close to the Speichersee at 2680m. Once there, you can gaze at the dramatic alpine scenery with views to 17 4000-metre peaks. The pristine alpine lake has a diameter of 150 metres. From Hohbiel you can hike towards the Aletschbord, from where you enjoy a grandiose view of the mighty Aletsch Glacier.