Trift Lake and Rhone Glacier Lake

Rhone Glacier Cave

Trift Lake and Rhone Glacier Lake are two of newest attractions in the Bern and Valais regions of the Swiss Alps. These two recently-formed glacier lakes are the result of water from melting glaciers trapped by the surrounding terrain. Only…

Lac de Joux

Shore View of Lac de Joux

Switzerland’s Lac de Joux is located high up in the Jura Mountains in the Canton of Vaud. Located at an altitude of nearly 3300 feet, Lac du Joux is ideally suited for a mountain holiday. Lying near the high ridge…

Lake Greifensee

Sunrise at Lake Greifensee

Only 7 miles southeast of Zurich, Lake Greifensee has become a favored destination for holidays away from the big city. Located in the Canton of Zurich, Lake Greifensee has escaped the fate of becoming a commuter suburb of Zurich because…

Lake Neuchatel

Sunset Over Lake Neuchatel

Lake Neuchatel is the largest lake entirely within the borders of Switzerland, spanning almost 54,000 acres and reaching into four Swiss cantons (states): Neuchatel, Bern, Vaud and Fribourg. This region of Switzerland, known as Swiss Seeland, lies at the base…

Lake Thun

Across Thunersee

Lying just north of the Alps in Switzerland’s Bern Region, Lake Thun is a favorite destination among holiday-makers. Reflecting the majestic Alpine peaks of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, the lake is locally known as Thunersee. The area offers the best…

Lake Biel-Bienne

Sunset with Boats at Lake Biel-Bienne

Lake Biel-Bienne leads the parade of three lakes at the foot of the Jura Mountains region of Switzerland. Located in the Bern and Neuchatel cantons (states) of West Switzerland, Lake Biel-Bienne reflects its shared French-German history in its very name.…

Lake Lucerne CHE

Swan at Lake Lucerne

With a shoreline that rises steeply into the mountains to a height of more than 4,900 feet, Lake Lucerne is the fourth largest lake in Switzerland. Its 28,000 acres spread across the four Swiss cantons (states) of Uri, Schwyz, Unterwalden…

Lake Walen

Sunset at Lake Walen

Lake Walen spans almost 6,000 acres between the cantons (states) of Glarus and St. Gallen in the mountainous terrain of northeastern Switzerland. Lake Walen is also known as Walensee (see=lake) and Lake Walenstadt. With majestic beauty, year round recreational opportunities,…

Lake Lugano

Lake Lugano Summer

Lake Lugano, which curls through southeastern Switzerland just south of the Swiss Alps and borders northern Italy, features the best of both of these countries and cultures. The lake region enjoys northern Italy’s warm Mediterranean climate for three seasons of…

Lake Brienz

Along the Water's Edge

Lake Brienz (Brienzersee in Swiss) displays beautiful turquoise and emerald hues, colors often associated with shallow Caribbean waters. However, Lake Brienz is not shallow, plunging to depths of around 800 feet. Its beautiful colors result from glacial particles known as…

Lake Lungern

View of Mountains from Shoreline of Lake Lungern

Beautiful Lake Lungern is 2,460 feet above sea level in the highest part of the canton (state) of Obwalden, Switzerland. At the southern end of the lake is Lungern, the highest village of the Sarneraa Valley that is surrounded by…

Lake Maggiore

View of Mountains From Shoreline of Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore, also known as Verbano, is Italy’s second largest lake. Although not quite as popular as the well-known Lake Como, the beautifully romantic Lake Maggiore has charms all of its own and beckons travelers from all over the world.…