Walensee, Swiss Alps
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
The Walensee is one of the larger lakes in Switzerland. About 2/3 of its surface in the Canton of St. Gallen and about 1/3 in the Canton of Glarus. It is also known as Lake Walen or Lake Walenstadt, after Walenstadt. Other towns and villages at the lake include: Weesen, Quinten, Quarten, and Murg.The three main rivers leading to this lake are the Seez, Murgbach, and Linth. The latter continues its course from Walensee to Lake Zurich. The Schnittlauchinsel, located at the eastern end of the lake, is the only island in the Walensee.The Churfirsten range raises steeply on the north side from the lake's level at 419 m to 2,306 m above sea level. On the south, the lake is overlooked by the massif of the Mürtschenstock, culminating at 2,441 m. The highest point of the lake's drainage basin is the Tödi (3,614 m).The lake provided the inspiration for a solo piano piece by Hungarian romantic composer Franz Liszt, called Au lac de Wallenstadt. The piece is part of a collection of solo piano works inspired by the composer's travels in 1830s Switzerland.By using our Amden vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Walensee and other attractions in Amden.
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Ich wohne hier! Leben, Biken, wandern, Wasser- und Bergsport...alle von der Haustür aus machbar. Ein bisschen Kanada- und Neuseelandfeeling.I live here! Life, biking, hiking, water - and Bergsport...alle from the front door of feasible. A bit of Canada and New Zealand feeling.show original
Es steht direkt am See ein großer, kostenloser Parkplatz zur Verfügung. Es gibt schöne Wege zum spazieren, ein Kinderspielplatz und ein Restaurant.It is a large free parking available directly at the Lake. There are beautiful ways to the walk, a children's playground and a restaurant.show original
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.
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