List of islands of Switzerland

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San Pancrazio and Sant'Apollinare (Brissago Islands) are the farthest islands from the mainland.

This is a list of islands of Switzerland. Switzerland is a landlocked country, hence all Swiss islands are located in lakes or rivers. This list also includes islands in artificial lakes (*). In these cases, the water levels may drop by a few metres at some periods of the year, thereby turning some islands into peninsulas.


Island
Body of water
Municipality
Canton
Area (ha)[1] Highest elevation[2] Prominence[3] Distance from the shore[4]
Bridge
Aareinseli River Aar Selzach Solothurn 1.3 428 m (1,404 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 50 m (160 ft) No
Altstad-Insel Lake Lucerne Meggen Lucerne 0.31 435 m (1,427 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 50 m (160 ft) No
Bälliz River Aar Thun Bern 5.4 Yes
Chaviolas Lake Sils Sils Graubünden 0.34 1,809 m (5,935 ft) 12 m (39 ft) 200 m (660 ft) No
Chillon Lake Geneva Veytaux Vaud 10 m (30 ft) Yes
Fischergrieni River Aar Stilli Aargau 2.65 328 m (1,076 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 30 m (100 ft) No
Gamma Insel Lake Sempach Sursee Lucerne 0.1 505 m (1,657 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 150 m (490 ft) No
La Grande Ile Lake Murten Haut-Vully Fribourg 0.06 430 m (1,411 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 60 m (200 ft) No
Grien River Aar Aarau Aargau 34 No
Grien River Rhine Koblenz Aargau 1.9 No
Heidseeinseln Lake Heidsee Vaz/Obervaz Graubünden No
Ile de la Harpe Lake Geneva Rolle Vaud 0.237 373 m (1,224 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 70 m (230 ft) No
Ile d'Ogoz Lake of Gruyère* Pont-en-Ogoz Fribourg 0.5 688 m (2,257 ft) 11 m (36 ft) 160 m (520 ft) No
Ile de Peilz Lake Geneva Villeneuve Vaud 0.004 374 m (1,227 ft) 2 m (7 ft) 500 m (1,640 ft) No
Ile Rousseau River Rhone Geneva Geneva 0.2 373 m (1,224 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 60 m (200 ft) Yes
Insel Rheinau River Rhine Rheinau Zurich 3.47 358 m (1,175 ft) 5 m (16 ft) 40 m (130 ft) Yes
Inseli Lake Zug Zug Zug 0.02 414 m (1,358 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 100 m (330 ft) No
Isola di Giornico River Ticino Giornico Ticino 0.67 358 m (1,175 ft) 5 m (16 ft) 10 m (30 ft) Yes
Lützelau Lake Zurich Freienbach Schwyz 3.5 414 m (1,358 ft) 8 m (26 ft) 400 m (1,310 ft) No
Roggenburg[5] Lake Lauerz Lauerz Schwyz 0.075 448 m (1,470 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 80 m (260 ft) No
Ruppoldingen River Aar Olten Solothurn Yes
Saffa-Insel Lake Zurich Zurich Zurich 0.3 407 m (1,335 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 30 m (100 ft) Yes
San Pancrazio (Brissago Islands) Lake Maggiore Brissago, Ronco sopra Ascona Ticino 2.25 200 m (656 ft) 7 m (23 ft) 1,040 m (3,410 ft) No
Sant'Apollinare (Brissago Islands) Lake Maggiore Brissago, Ronco sopra Ascona Ticino 0.7 200 m (656 ft) 7 m (23 ft) 930 m (3,050 ft) No
Schacheninseli River Aar Villnachern Aargau 88 Yes
Schlossinseli Lake Mauensee Mauensee Lucerne 1.5 512 m (1,680 ft) 8 m (26 ft) 50 m (160 ft) Yes
Schnäggeninseli Lake Brienz Iseltwald Bern 0.165 570 m (1,870 ft) 6 m (20 ft) 300 m (980 ft) No
Schnittlauchinsel Lake Walensee Quarten St. Gallen 0.08 420 m (1,378 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 320 m (1,050 ft) No
Schönenwerd Lake Zurich Richterswil Zurich 0.15 407 m (1,335 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 230 m (750 ft) No
Schwanau Lake Lauerz Lauerz Schwyz 0.57 469 m (1,539 ft) 22 m (72 ft) 120 m (390 ft) No
St. Peter's Island Lake Biel Twann Bern 150 474 m (1,555 ft) 45 m (148 ft) 30 m (100 ft) Yes
Ufenau Lake Zurich Freienbach Schwyz 11.26 423 m (1,388 ft) 17 m (56 ft) 900 m (2,950 ft) No
Vogelraupfi River Aar Bannwil Bern 1.4 No
Werd Lake Constance Eschenz Thurgau 1.59 398 m (1,306 ft) 2 m (7 ft) 120 m (390 ft) Yes
Werdinsel River Limmat Zurich Zurich 7.9 398 m (1,306 ft) 2 m (7 ft) 20 m (70 ft) Yes
Unnamed islet[6] Lake Wohlen* Frauenkappelen Bern 0.82 482 m (1,581 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 40 m (130 ft) No
Unnamed islet[7] Lake of Gruyère* Pont-en-Ogoz Fribourg 1.2 682 m (2,238 ft) 5 m (16 ft) 100 m (330 ft) No
Unnamed islet[8] Lake of Gruyère* Pont-la-Ville Fribourg 678 m (2,224 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 280 m (920 ft) No
Unnamed islet[9] Lake of Gruyère* Pont-la-Ville Fribourg 678 m (2,224 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 120 m (390 ft) No
Unnamed islet[10] Lake of Gruyère* Corbières Fribourg 678 m (2,224 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 100 m (330 ft) No
Unnamed islet Lake Hinterstockensee Erlenbach im Simmental Bern 0.32 1,602 m (5,256 ft) 7 m (23 ft) 20 m (70 ft) No
Unnamed islet Lake Caumasee Flims Graubünden 0.3 1,000 m (3,281 ft) 3 m (10 ft) 40 m (130 ft) No
Unnamed islet Lake Moesola Mesocco Graubünden 2,069 m (6,788 ft) 7 m (23 ft) 50 m (160 ft) No
Unnamed islet Lake Totensee Obergoms Valais 2,162 m (7,093 ft) 2 m (7 ft) 80 m (260 ft) No
Unnamed islet Lake Tannensee* Kerns Obwalden 1,977 m (6,486 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 80 m (260 ft) No
Unnamed islet[11] Lake Sils Sils Graubünden 1,798 m (5,899 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 140 m (460 ft) No
Unnamed islet Lake Klingnauersee* Böttstein Aargau No
Islands at the confluence of Aar, Reuss and Limmat River Aar Gebenstorf, Turgi Argau No
Unnamed islet River Doubs Epiquerez Jura No
Unnamed islet Lake Mauensee Mauensee Lucerne 505 m (1,657 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 120 m (390 ft) No
Unnamed islet Lake Mauensee Mauensee Lucerne 505 m (1,657 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 180 m (590 ft) No
Unnamed islet Lake Mauensee Mauensee Lucerne 505 m (1,657 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 50 m (160 ft) No

Notes[edit]

Colors
Islands in lakes
Islands in rivers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from de:Liste von Schweizer Inseln
  2. ^ Height above sea level
  3. ^ Height above lake or river level
  4. ^ Approximation
  5. ^ 50 metre-long islet south of Schwanau
  6. ^ 170 metre-long islet between Talmatt and Wohlei
  7. ^ 400 metre-long islet south of La Cantine
  8. ^ 60 metre-long islet south-west of the Ile d'Ogoz
  9. ^ 30 metre-long islet south-east of the Ile d'Ogoz
  10. ^ 30 metre-long islet west of Corbières
  11. ^ 40 metre-long islet west of Chaviolas

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