Zermatt has over 150 lakes. Some of the lakes are inviting swimming locations; others reflect the Matterhorn.
Stellisee and Riffelsee are world-famous, because they reflect the Matterhorn on the water surface. Zermatt’s beach is on Leisee. And Schwarzsee is home to idyllic quiet waters and the Maria zum Schnee chapel. The lakes are places where one can relax.
The Weingartensee lake at the foot of the Alphubel once looked like an infinity pool. It offered a view of the heavens, with the four-thousand-metre peaks Matterhorn, Dent d'Hérens and Weisshorn on the horizon. But the name is misleading. It translates literally as the "vineyard lake", but it has dried up today and there is no vineyard for miles around.Details