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.


Grindjisee

freely accessible / always open

The Grindjisee (2,324 m) is a lake of mysterious beauty. Its still surface mirrors the Matterhorn and a pair of larches. The area is heaven for alpine flower enthusiasts.

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Grünsee

freely accessible / always open

The Grünsee (2,300 m) is the perfect spot to stop and relax along a walk – for a picnic and swim, while enjoying views of the Matterhorn.

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Leisee

freely accessible / always open

The lake of the Leisee (2,232 m) is Zermatt’s beach and a popular outing for the whole family. With children’s playground, barbecue areas, picnic spots, pavillon for pic nic, play raft – and a glorious view of the Matterhorn.

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Moosjisee

freely accessible / always open

The Moosjisee (2,140 m) lies on the Five Lakes Walk and is a classic storage reservoir. Its milky colour shows that it is fed by glaciers.

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Riffelsee

freely accessible / always open

The lake of the Riffelsee (2,757 m) offers the ultimate in mountain tranquillity. The reflection of the Matterhorn on the surface of the water is one of nature’s finest spectacles.

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Schalisee

freely accessible / always open

The Schalisee lake (1,428 m) lies on the flat valley floor near Täsch, framed by larches and grassy meadows. It’s the ideal spot for families to relax, swim and enjoy a picnic.

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Schwarzsee

freely accessible / always open

The lake of the Schwarzsee (2,552 m) lies right at the foot of the Matterhorn. The Schwarzsee gondola station offers the finest view of the famous Hörnligrat ridge on the Matterhorn, the Hörnli hut and the village of Zermatt way below.

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Stellisee

freely accessible / always open

The Stellisee (2,537 m) is among the most famous of Zermatt’s lakes. The sight of the Matterhorn reflected on its mirror-like surface is breathtakingly beautiful, and makes for magnificent photographs.

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Weingartensee

freely accessible / always open

The Weingartensee lake at the foot of the Alphubel looks almost like an infinity pool. The view: a vast sky, and on the horizon, the 4,000-metre peaks of the Matterhorn, Dent d’Hérens and Weisshorn.

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