Blausee

Sharron Martin

Ireland

Member since 20XX

This stunning lake is set in the Bernese Oberland. It boasts many hiking trails, picnic areas, a playground as well as a café and two restaurants one which is located in the hotel.

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This crystal clear lake is fed by underground springs which keep the water at a constant cool temperature. The lake itself can be walked in 15-20 mins. The amazing colours of blue, green and aquamarine are mind blowing.

I was so excited to be going there. I would actually say it should be on everyone’s bucket list. I ventured there at the start of November. Paid a CHF 10.- entry fee. It is really pretty and the first thing that hits you, is the amazing  colour of the lake, a mixture of blues and greens. So picturesque!

 

The colours would be more intensified during the summer months when you can take a glass bottom boat trip. I would recommend bringing a picnic and spending time enjoying the tranquility and for the more active (which wasn’t me) hiking shoes to enjoy the many trails. We enjoyed an Aperol in the café by the lake where we could have had teas, coffee and snacks. There are also two restaurants, one of which is in the hotel. I regret not booking into the hotel which also has a spa. Apparently the lake is all yours in the morning and at night. 

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Important to know 

I think it is probably best at the end of summer when it is less crowded to enjoy the colourful scenery at its best.
 
We took two trains and a bus to get there from Winterthur. Probably best by car. There is a car park available.

Kid / Family Friendly?

This outing will appeal to everyone. Families with children can picnic in the many barbecue areas (wood included). There is also a playground on site.

For the romantic, I would say book into the hotel and enjoy the amazing tranquil views, and for the energetic, the many trails.

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