Schwarzsee - The lake path
Surrounded by limestone mountains with sheer faces, the route encircles the romantic Schwarzsee. When the layer of ice is thick enough, you are officially permitted to venture onto the lake. A unique experience for winter walkers!
The majestic Kaiseregg stands proudly on the east bank of the Schwarzee. The Spitzfluh stands to the south while the Schwyberg chain creates an imposing presence to the west. This impressive landscape encircles the lake, which is just 10 metres deep, and forms the backdrop for the walking trail. The black water is immediately obvious. According to legend, the water of the Sense Oberland mountain lake is as dark as it is because a giant bathed its feet in it one day. A special attraction along the lake path is the "Schwarzsee Dragon", created from iron an sheet metal by a lokal artistic blacksmith. This popular photo subject is part of the Witch Path, a thematic hiking trail with local fables an tales for children and the ever-young.
On a hot day, the picturesque lake is ideal for a swim. The beach in front of the restaurant Gypsera or the natural beach Staldenmotta are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. If you prefer to glide across the lake with a pedalo, kayak, canoe or SUP, you will find the appropriate provider at Hostellerie am Schwarzsee or Side Cut Sports.
But sometimes a white layer of snow and ice settles on the fish-filled waters. As soon as the layer of ice is stable enough, the frozen Schwarzsee is open to ice skaters, cross-country skiers and walkers. So anyone who wants to extend their walk a little can strap on their skis and head across the lake. The route is regularly maintained when there is enough snow and is also suitable for pushchairs or toboggans. Another tip is to make a 15-minute detour to the Seeweidbach waterfall. This freezes in winter, creating a unique spectacle. A cave along the way is perfect for a brief moment of relaxation. Another curiosity is the Pürrena viewpoint, which offers a panoramic view of the Fribourg Pre-Alps and the whole of the Schwarzsee.
Tip: There are various restaurants next to the lake with sun terraces.
Accessible by public transport: yes
Accessible by car: yes
Difference in height: + 54 m / - 54 m
The lake path (gravel path, 4km) is suitable for wheelchairs and prams.