blank_pageWalensee It is the biggest mountain lake of eastern
Switzerland and has high mountains all around it. Some of the flanks fall
steeply almost 1000 m down to the lake.
blank_pageTourism Even though the two lakes, Lake of
Zurich and Walensee, are connected by the Linth canal for nearly 200 years now,
the difference couldn’t be any bigger. Lake of Zurich is a typical lake of the
midlands while the smaller Walensee is a downright mountain lake. This also
means that it has a clearly deeper water temperature. While the mountainous
region is rather cool, the village of Quinten has a southerly climate and is
wine growing. The village is free of cars and can only be reached by foot or
boat. The lake becomes because of its strong to stormy winds more and more a
paradise for wind surfers.