OESCHINEN LAKE, SWITZERLAND

OESCHINEN LAKE, SWITZERLAND

Located in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland is the beautiful Oeschinen Lake. The lake is situated at an elevation of 1,578 metres (5,177 ft), has a surface area of 1.1147 square kilometres (0.4304 sq mi) and its maximum depth is 56 metres (184 ft). Oeschinen is fed through a series of mountain creeks and is usually frozen from December to May.

Oeschinen, which is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn area, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. The area is a popular destination for hikers, skiers and fishers. You can find more tourist information at oeschinsee.ch

Photograph by STEFFEN SAUDER

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