If I had to choose a favorite place in Switzerland, I couldn’t. There are so many beautiful mountains, lakes…. But I can say that Walensee (Lake Walen in English) is on the top of my list! I visited this lake last year. It was one of my first hikes when I arrived to Switzerland and it really impressed me (you can see here why). The area where Walensee is located is known as Heidiland… You can imagine how idyllic this region is!

The first time I went to Walensee I walked along the southern shore, watching the huge cliffs of the opposite shore (sometimes as high as 1000 meters over the lake!). This time, we explored the northern shore. We walked from the city of Wessen to the small and charming village of Quinten, reachable only by foot or by boat.

This was a beautiful hike. The forest was already all green and the ground was covered with millions of little wild flowers. There were new colors and new smells everywhere (specially wild garlic in the forest!). And the Seerenbach waterfall, the second highest waterfall in Switzerland, had a lot of water from the melting snow!

Here are some photos I took during this hike in this dreamy spring landscape. I hope you like them!!

Views of Walensee. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 35mm f/11 1/640sec. ISO100
Little cabin. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 45mm f/11 1/250sec. ISO200
Seerenbach waterfall. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/11 1/320 ISO200
Wild garlic flowers. Canon EOS 1200d 250mm f/5.6 1/125sec. ISO100
Round-headed Leck. Canon EOS 1200d 200mm f/5.6 1/250sec. ISO100
Daisies. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 70mm f/3.2 1/3200sec. ISO200
Vines in Quinten. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 35mm f/11 1/200sec. ISO200
Quinten. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 50mm f/11 1/250sec. ISO200


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