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Lakes in Eastern Switzerland

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Looking to visit the best lakes in Eastern Switzerland? After all, there’s nothing better than the serenity of the lakeshore — or a quick dip when the weather’s warm. So, browse our list of Eastern Switzerland’s top lakes below as recommended by the komoot community, and experience more on your next adventure!

The top 18 lakes in Eastern Switzerland

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    Seealpsee

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful mountain lake in the middle of the Alpstein, with a panorama that could not have been created better on the computer.

    Free-roaming cows, bright green sparkling water, cheese dairy, Alphorn blower ...... heart what more do you want?

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    TH✪MAS
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    Fählensee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Fählensee is the third largest mountain lake in the canton of Appenzell and lies in a very narrow valley cut between the Berggasthof Bollenwees and the Zwinglipass, nestled between Hundsteingrat and Roslen-Saxer-First.
    Just beautiful. Highly recommended!

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    Martina
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    3

    Schottensee

    Hiking Highlight

    The Schottensee and the Wildsee are the two most beautiful on the 5-Seen-hike. The colors of the lakes are really nice cheesy and almost surreal. Depending on the incidence of …

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    Martina
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    Bichelsee

    Bike Touring Highlight

    To the left and right of the road there are paths where you can pedal in peace and undisturbed. From Turbenthal a marked bike path leads to the Bichelsee, from …

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    Bommer Weiher

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Nice cozy resort, well-kept barbecue area including free wood

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    Schwarzsee

    Hiking Highlight

    One lake more beautiful than the other, but each one unique. The Schwarzsee lives up to its name and shimmers in the sunlight.

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    Lupo
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    Chapfensee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    It is always worthwhile to come up here, the bike has to be pushed partially. Actually a driving ban would be but during the week, when hardly anyone is there, …

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    David
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    Walensee

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The Walensee is a lake in the eastern Prealps in Switzerland and is located in the cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus. Wikipedia
    Average depth: 105 m
    Altitude above sea …

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    Baschalvasee

    Hiking Highlight

    From the Baschalvasee you can see as far as the Rheinthal, although that becomes irrelevant when you see this beautiful mountain lake. Depending on which direction you take the 5-lake …

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    Martina
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    The Bommer ponds were created in 1460 to operate mills and catch fish.

    Today, the ponds serve as a recreational area and are protected.

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    Kristof
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    Gäbriseeli

    Hiking Highlight

    The Gäbrisseeli is a bog lake and is artificially dammed into a lake. It is a very idyllic place. A circular route leads around the Seeli and it has Bänkli …

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    Martina
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    Voralpsee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    In good weather, very nice to dangle your soul. You forget the everyday life around you. Highly recommended. 👍

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    Pascal
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    Wangsersee

    Hiking Highlight

    The lake is often left behind, but wrongly! Not too attractive from the west, but coming from the east, you can be very lucky and see great water reflections.

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    Nussbaumersee

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    It is a beautiful little lake and a nature reserve. What makes it a highlight for me is the peace that you can experience dan this lake.

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    Asiebert
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    Garichti Stausee

    Hiking Highlight

    Here you can walk comfortably around the lake even without equipment. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains

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    Chrissly
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    Werdenbergersee

    Hiking Highlight

    There is a café right on the lake

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    Fälensee

    Mountaineering Highlight

    Sensationally beautiful mountain lake encircled between high mountain slopes and with a view of the most beautiful mountains of the Alpstein massif.

    Great refreshment stop at the beautifully located hut.

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    18

    Here you can take a nice break on the lake shore. The small viewing platform also offers you the opportunity to observe a few wild geese, swans or other sea …

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    Tobias

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