Ile d'Ogoz, Pont-en-Ogoz

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The Île d'Ogoz is an island in the Lake of Gruyère, located in the canton of Fribourg. It has a length of 130 metres and a width of about 70 metres. Its highest point is 688 metres above sea level or 11 metres above lake level (677 m). The distance from the shore is 160 metres. On the island are a ruined castle and a church.

Before the completion of the Rossens Dam, it was a promontory overlooking the valley of the Sarine. It then became an island after the valley was flooded. When the level of the lake is at its lowest, the island becomes a 500-metre-long peninsula accessible to pedestrians.

Politically the island belongs to the municipality of Pont-en-Ogoz in the district of Gruyère.

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  • The lake and island is a beautiful scenic walk with some nice historic relevance as the centre piece of an old village. Now the village has been flooded by a man made lake but the island remains...  more »
  • The Lake Gruyere has some nice spots. And one of the nicest and most famous is the area around the Ile (Island) d'Ogoz. It really gets interesting when you catch this place when the waters are low...  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit early in the year, while the access is still doable on foot. Beautiful views, a peaceful island located in the heart of nature. Can definitely recommend to all people...  more »
  • Very nice place for walk with kids
  • Beautiful little Island! You can visit the Island by foot between March/April or by boat all the year.
  • It is possible to make a pic-nic family pleasantly surprised by the calm and relaxing setting. Perfect for families.
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  • In good weather, it makes a nice walk on foot. Beautiful panorama. Attention, in case of a large influx of people, the parking is paid (5.-CHF).
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  • The lake is just beautiful 😍
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