Walensee, with its crystal-clear waters flanked by towering cliffs and verdant alpine meadows, is a hidden gem in Switzerland's landscape. Its breathtaking beauty provides a serene escape for both the soul and the senses. Read more

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Nestled in the eastern part of Switzerland, between the cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus, Walensee is one of the larger lakes in the country, covering an area of about 24 square kilometers. The lake is renowned for its strikingly deep blue waters, which reach depths of up to 151 meters. The imposing Churfirsten mountain range stands guard over the lake, creating a dramatic backdrop and offering stunning vistas.
Walensee's surrounding region is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking trails weave through the alpine scenery, providing panoramic views of the lake below. In the winter, the nearby Flumserberg becomes a skiing paradise, drawing enthusiasts from around the country.
Apart from its natural allure, Walensee has several quaint villages dotting its shores, like Weesen and Walenstadt, which add a touch of Swiss charm and are steeped in history and local culture.
Walensee encapsulates the heart of Swiss beauty, combining pristine waters with awe-inspiring alpine landscapes, making it an idyllic destination for relaxation and adventure alike.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Walensee


A picturesque town with a rich history, its abbey and monastery are worth exploring.


Another charming town offering cultural experiences and the Walenstadtberg, a well-known vantage point.


A popular ski and hiking area providing activities year-round, with trails and slopes for all levels.


This striking mountain range is perfect for hiking and offers breathtaking views of Walensee.

Seerenbach Falls

Among the highest waterfalls in Europe, they cascade down the cliffs in three impressive stages.

Betlis Village

Accessible by boat or a hike, this ancient village is renowned for its cave dwellings.


A neighboring high-altitude village, it offers splendid views and is a starting point for various hikes.


A tranquil spot, ideal for relaxing by the lake, swimming, or embarking on boat tours.

Walensee Trail

A panoramic trail offering stunning views of the lake, mountains, and waterfalls.

Strandbad Walenstadt

A popular beach area for swimming, sunbathing, or enjoying watersports.

What else to visit
In and around Walensee

Vaduz (16.9 km)

Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, may be small in size but is big on charm and sophistication. Nestled between Switzerland and Austria, it offers a mix of modernity and tradition, complete with stunning Alpine views.

Bad Ragaz (21.02 km)

Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Bad Ragaz is a charming health and wellness destination renowned for its therapeutic thermal waters, lush landscapes, and a rich tapestry of cultural and recreational activities.

Appenzell (25.42 km)

Appenzell is like a painting come to life, where the Swiss Alps meet pastoral landscapes and rich traditions. This charming town offers a slice of Switzerland that is both timeless and transcendent, beckoning travelers to experience its unique heritage.

Schattenburg (25.67 km)

Perched high above the picturesque town of Feldkirch, Schattenburg Castle stands as a majestic testament to the medieval grandeur of Austria. Its stone walls and panoramic views invite travelers to step back in time and soak in centuries of history.

Flims (32.18 km)

Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Flims is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. With its breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine lakes, and a range of activities, Flims is more than just a destination—it's an experience.

St. Gallen (33.54 km)

St. Gallen, nestled in eastern Switzerland, is a compelling fusion of history, culture, and scenic beauty. Known for its majestic Baroque cathedral and storied Abbey Library, the city is a testament to Switzerland’s rich ecclesiastical past.

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