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This beautiful mountain lake offers a scenic environment for relaxation and...

This beautiful mountain lake offers a scenic environment for relaxation and recreation.

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Beautiful long lake

This is a great lake for a sunny afternoon walk, beautiful blue waters, amazing mountains to view, nice path; highly recommended.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great lake for a sunny afternoon walk, beautiful blue waters, amazing mountains to view, nice path; highly recommended.

Thank Greg T
Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot to swim on a hot day. The backdrop of the mountains is really remarkable and there are options for a bit to eat or for a drink.

1 Thank Nicole F
Vantaa, Finland
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Reviewed March 25, 2016

We went to Walensee for a few dives. The water was really clear and nature under water was also beautiful. Also the scenery was nice!

Thank DjJassu
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443 reviews
86 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

While driving from Vaduz to Zurich aside the road there is an impresive lake carved between two rifts of mountains with beautiful villages as well at lakeside as in the hillsides. Some of them really pending on the cliffs.

Thank cornatel
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed August 26, 2015

I love the lake. It is clean and clear. The water was cold when I was there near Murg Quarten train station in August. I did not swim in the water as I did not bring my swim gear but played with the water at knee deep. As I was staying in Lofthotel nearby, I visited the lake every day... More 

Thank sytravelfun
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249 reviews
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Reviewed June 7, 2015

My freind have choicen this place while it appeared nicely when he was travelling to Chur. The place is next to an station and not that far away from ZH (around a hour) and its nice to swim and to enjoy here while its not really rushy. Mostly their are people from Switserland itself here, Take care for the stones,... More 

Thank Sohail B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed May 15, 2015

We explored Walensee by going from Murg to Quinten by boat and then taking the hiking route from Quinten to Walenstadt. Quinten is a small cozy town that gives a great view of the Mediterranean-like lake. The town has a couple of restaurants and local honey/jam for purchase. All in all a very charming, small, car-free town with small windy... More 

9 Thank Cado_Ameila
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 3, 2015

We opted for a half-day hike starting in Quinten and ending in Weesen. Since Quinten is not accessible by train, we took a ferry from Unterterzen via the Schiffsbetrieb Walensee (a private boat company; approximately 7-8 CHF per person one way). Quinten is situated in the foothills of the Churfirsten mountain range and as a result has a very warm,... More 

5 Thank snsmith27
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Reviewed March 1, 2015

From Weesen you can drive with a car to the mini town of Betlis, at the lake and at the foot of a massive steep rock. On top of the rock is the town of Amdem. The road to Betlis is worth the trip: a very narrow road that has a regulated time schedule for what direction one can drive... More 

3 Thank Nickvonbich
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

Walensee is my favourite stop when returning from Flumserberg or Pizol...Just to lie down in the grass and sunbathe in the summer (or swimming as well) or if there is more time take the boat to Quinten and enjoy the good food in the restaurant with red roof ;-) take the exit to Murg when driving the car at the... More 

3 Thank Lucia1616

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