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Lake Schwarzsee circular route (SwitzerlandMobility 787)

Winter hiking path
Time required: 1 hourLength: 4.12 km


January, February, March, December


Naturpark Gantrisch
Förderverein Region Gantrisch
Schlossgasse 13
3150 Schwarzenburg
Tel. +41 (0)31 808 00 20

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The winter hike along the Schwarzsee is a beautiful and easy circular route. You can forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a relaxed atmosphere.

On the easy winter hike around the Schwarzsee lake, you can quickly forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A series of rugged limestone mountains frame the lake, which is only ten metres deep. The Kaiseregg towers proudly in the east. The Spitzfluh rises to the south and the Schwyberg chain dominates the lake basin to the west. When the water surface is open, the black colour of the water immediately catches the eye. According to legend, the mountain lake in the Sense Oberland has appeared so dark since a giant washed his feet in it. For the winter circular hike, we are of course hoping for a continuous sheet of ice, which can be walked on by ice skaters when officially authorised. Sometimes, however, a white layer of snow covers the ice. Now cross-country skiers also make their tracks and the tracks of winter hikers criss-cross the wide, white expanse.

At the tail fin of a whale sculpture protruding from the water near the Gypsera, the tour begins along the tracked path along the eastern shore. The southern part of the hiking trail often runs in the shadow of the foothills of the Alps. The snow-covered dragon that suddenly peers down from the forest onto the path is rather surprising. From Camping Seeweid, a detour of around fifteen minutes to the spectacular frozen Seeweidbach waterfall is also recommended. On the way back, along the lake, there is also a viewing tower in the Pürrena area, from which you can marvel at the Fribourg Pre-Alps and see the Sch



4.12 km
Altitude difference ascent
22 m
Altitude difference descent
22 m
Time required
1 hour
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Starting point
Schwarzsee (Höhe: 1047 m)
Arrival by public transport
Schwarzsee, Gypsera Timetable SBB
Schwarzsee (Höhe: 1047 m)
Arrival by public transport
Schwarzsee, Gypsera Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups