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  • Martina

    The Schottensee and the Wildsee are the two most beautiful on the 5-lake hike. The colors of the lakes are really kitschy and almost surreal. Depending on the incidence of light, the colors change and the mountains are beautifully reflected in the lakes. Very impressive and just incredibly beautiful.

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    • July 26, 2019

  • If you start early and walk the tour the other way around, you will probably only find a few other hikers at the Schottensee, before the Wildsee is teeming with people.

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    • July 26, 2019

  • One of the most beautiful tours in Switzerland, mountain experience, good footwear and a bit of fitness is required

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    • August 23, 2018

  • Glacier green water with super reflection. For swimming, but usually plenty of cold, as you have to be very tough

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    • August 14, 2019

  • Looks a bit like God's own infinity pool. The lake with the mountain ranges in the background is a very beautiful panorama.

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    • August 23, 2018

  • The 5 lake hike is simply an absolute highlight - every lake a gem.

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    • August 19, 2019

  • The color of the lake is simply magical!

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Wonderful place for a break on the sometimes quite demanding 5-lake hike - especially if there is still some snow.

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    • March 4, 2021

  • The color of the water surface is just wonderfully beautiful, depending on the weather, the lake is for me the most beautiful on this tour. From there, the ascent leads us to Schwarzsee

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    • August 22, 2018

  • Excellent

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Amazing panoramic view, reflection of the mountains in the lake...

    • August 15, 2018

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    2,775 ft
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Location: Mels, Sarganserland, St. Gallen, Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland

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