Lake Lauenen

Situated in the heart of a nature reserve, the splendour of Lake Lauenen is an ideal destination for hikers, nature lovers and romantics alike. The rowing boat can be rented on site at the jetty by credit card or Twint.

  • Location: 4 km south of Lauenen
  • Altitude: 1,381 metres above sea level
  • Recommendation for the journey to Lake Lauenen: On foot, by post bus or by bicycle from the village of Lauenen
  • How to get there: By road up to Lake Lauenen (closed in winter), where there is a pay-car park (min. CHF 8.00 up to 6 h / 6 to 12 h CHF 12.00) with limited capacity. Once the car park is full, the road will be closed
  • Public transport: Bus from Gstaad or Wispile cable car followed by a hike to the lake (see operating dates Wispile: www.gstaad.ch/en/cable-cars/operating-dates/operating-dates-summer-autumn)
  • Highlights: Lake Lauenen circular hiking route, boat hire from the Restaurant Lauenensee, wonderful nature reserve, view of the Tungelschuss and Geltenschuss waterfalls
  • Hiking-Highlight: Wispile - Chrine - Lauenensee
  • On behalf of the municipality of Lauenen and Gstaad Saanenland Tourism, a ranger protects and promotes the Gelten- Iffigen nature reserve. The ranger supervises the protected area, informs and sensitises the guests about the rules of conduct. Do not hesitate to talk to him, he will be happy to tell you some fascinating anecdotes.

Please follow the guidelines which are signposted for the protection of flora and fauna in the nature reserve.