Between the lakes

Switzerland: part 4.

My favourite thing about Switzerland is not the gigantic mountain ranges, it’s the lakes found at the bottom of those ranges. Some are small enough to freeze over in the winter while others look as large as the sea. Some lakes are blue, some lakes are grey and some are a mirror reflection of the mountains towering above.

Lake Lucerne

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Lake Brienz

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In the south-west of Switzerland is Lac Léman (or Lake Geneva), one of the largest lakes of Western Europe and bordering France. It’s the largest body of water in Switzerland and is surrounded with many cities and villages including Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux.

Lac Léman

Lac Léman from Montreux

Freddie Mercury statue by the Lac Léman in Montreux

In the Bernese Oberland, just 20 minutes from the Lauterbrunnen Valley lies a town called Interlaken. The name “Interlaken” comes from it’s location being between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. Interlaken is popular for tourists as a base for exploring surrounding areas such as the Jungfrau, Zermatt and Montreux.

Interlaken

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2 Responses to “Between the lakes”
  1. Gosh, I adore Switzerland!

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