Lake Schwarzsee is situated at a height of 1047 meters above MSL. Also known as Black Lake, this is an all year destination for couples, families and friends looking for a quick getaway. Lake Schwarzsee and the surrounding countryside is a wonderful destination for skiing during the winter and for gentle hikes during the summer. The lake is surrounded by small one thousanders like the Schwyberg and the Les Reccardets. Kaiseregg is the closest two thousander peak in the vicinity.
Schwarzsee is located in the canton of Fribourg and the nearest railhead is at Fribourg. Get off at the station and avail a bus to come to the black lake region. It takes just about an hour. You could also avail of the cab services.
Things to do in Schwarzsee
The black waters of the Schwarzsee are enchanting. It is the primary attraction of the region. But not the only. It is said that the black color of the water is due to a giant which washed its feet in the waters once. But it would be wrong to say that the waters are always black. It actually shimmers in different color tones during different times of the day. Must bring your camera and a small travel tripod along. If you love alpine glaciers and their breathtaking beauty you will love to visit the Brecca Abyss which is an Alpine valley.
Hiking and soaking in the cool mountain ambience is probably the only thing you will do on a quick weekend trip at Lake Schwarzsee. But there are more to the black lake than that. During the summer months when there is no snow around there are several hiking routes to explore and enjoy a stunning view of the lake from the top of the mountain.
Schwarzsee has an irresistible charm that brings visitors and alpine enthusiasts to visit throughout the year. During winters this is one of the better destinations for skiing. Young families will enjoy the gentle slopes and the fresh powder snow that bedecks the whole mountain side. Apart from that there are chair lifts, ski lifts, snowboarding and a bunch of other activities that you can enjoy throughout the year.
Schwarzsee is a mountain destination like no other. This part of Switzerland has more than its fair share of delightful stopovers. But this destination is something that beats the most. Its major attraction is the black lake and the sight of the looming tall peaks in Europe. The Matterhorn is a constant lure that no enthusiast climber will be able to resist. But there are more things to do and see when you are in the black lake region with your family.