List of lakes of Switzerland

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Map of lakes and rivers of Switzerland labelled in the relevant local language (French, German or Italian).

Switzerland has a large number of lakes, large and small, which can be found in most areas of the country. The two most extensive, Lake Geneva and Lake Constance are shared with neighbouring countries (France, and Germany and Austria, respectively). The largest wholly Swiss lake is Lake Neuchâtel.

Next in size comes Lake Maggiore (shared with Italy) followed by Lake Lucerne, Lake Zurich, Lake Lugano (also shared with Italy), Lake Thun, Lake Biel and Lake Zug. A further 46 lakes exist that are more than 1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi) in surface area, and a considerable number of smaller lakes.

For a list of artificial lakes, see List of dams and reservoirs in Switzerland. For a list of lakes above 800 metres that includes smaller lakes, see List of mountain lakes of Switzerland.

Lakes larger than 1 km²[edit]

Name Local names Sort Canton(s), neighboring countries Area in km² Elevation
m
max. depth
in meter
Lake Geneva Lac Léman, Lac de Genève Geneva Geneva, Vaud, Valais, France 580.03 372.0 310
Lake Constance Bodensee Constance St. Gallen, Thurgau, Austria, Germany 536.00 395.6 252
Lake Neuchâtel Lac de Neuchâtel, Neuenburgersee Neuchâtel Berne, Fribourg, Neuchâtel, Vaud 215.20 429.4 153
Lake Maggiore Lago Maggiore Maggiore Ticino, Italy 210.12 193.5 372
Lake Lucerne Vierwaldstättersee Lucerne Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Uri 113.72 433.6 214
Lake Zurich Zürichsee Zurich St. Gallen, Schwyz, Zurich 88.17 405.9 136
Lake Lugano Ceresio, Lago di Lugano Lugano Ticino, Italy 48.67 270.5 288
Lake Thun Thunersee Thun Berne 47.74 557.8 215
Lake Biel Lac de Bienne, Bielersee Biel/Bienne Berne, Neuchâtel 39.51 429.1 74
Lake Zug Zugersee Zug Lucerne, Schwyz, Zug 38.41 413.6 198
Lake Brienz Brienzersee Brienz Berne 29.81 563.7 260
Lake Walen Walensee Walen Glarus, St. Gallen 24.16 419.0 150
Lake Murten Murtensee, Lac de Morat Murten Fribourg, Vaud 22.80 429.2 46
Lake Sempach Sempachersee Sempach Lucerne 14.36 503.8 87
Sihlsee Sihlsee Sihl Schwyz 10.72 889 23
Lake Hallwil Hallwilersee Hallwil Aargau, Lucerne 10.21 448.7 47
Lac de la Gruyère Lac de la Gruyère Gruyère Fribourg 9.60 677 75
Lac de Joux and
Lac Brenet
* Lac de Joux and
Lac Brenet
Joux Vaud 9.56 1004 34
Greifensee Greifensee Greifensee Zurich 8.17 435.1 34
Lake Sarnen Sarnersee Sarnen Obwalden 7.38 468.4 52
Ägerisee Ägerisee Aegeri Zug 7.25 723.9 82
Lake Baldegg Baldeggersee Baldegg Lucerne 5.24 463.0 66
Lago di Livigno Lago di Livigno Livignio Grisons, Italy 4.71 1805 119
Schiffenensee Schiffenensee, Lac de Schiffenen Schiffenen Fribourg 4.25 532 38
Wägitalersee Wägitalersee Waegital Schwyz 4.18 900 65
Lago di Lei Lago di Lei Lei Grisons, Italy 4.12 1931 133
Lake Sils Silsersee, Lej da Segl Sils Grisons 4.1 1797 71
Lac des Dix Lac des Dix Dix Valais 3.65 2365 227
Lake Wohlen Wohlensee Wohlen Berne 3.65 480 20
Pfäffikersee Pfäffikersee Pfäffikersee Zurich 3.3 536 35
Klöntalersee * Klöntalersee Klöntalersee Glarus 3.29 847 47
Lac d'Emosson Lac d'Emosson Emosson Valais 3.27 1930 161
Lake Silvaplana Silvaplanersee, Lej da Silvaplauna Silvaplana Grisons 3.1 1790 77
Lake Lauerz Lauerzersee Lauerz Schwyz 3.1 447 14
Grimselsee Grimselsee Grimsel Berne 2.63 1908 100
Lake Lungern * Lungerersee, Lungernsee Lungern Obwalden 2.01 688 68
Lac de Mauvoisin Lac de Mauvoisin Mauvoisin Valais 2.08 1961 180
Lago di Poschiavo * Lago di Poschiavo Poschiavo Grisons 1.98 962 85
Lai da Sontga Maria Lai da Sontga Maria St. Maria Grisons, Ticino 1.77 1908 86
Mattmarksee Mattmarksee Mattmark Valais 1.76 2197 93
Lago di Vogorno Lago di Vogorno Vogorno Ticino 1.68 470 204
Lac de Salanfe Lac de Salanfe Salanfe Valais 1.62 1925 48
Zervreilasee Zervreilasee Zervreila Grisons 1.61 1862 140
Lac de l'Hongrin Lac de l'Hongrin Hongrin Vaud 1.60 1255 105
Lago Bianco * Lago Bianco Bianco Grisons 1.50 2234 53
Lago Ritom * Lago Ritom Ritom Ticino 1.49 1850 69
Oberaarsee Oberaarsee Oberaar Berne 1.47 2303 90
Lai da Marmorera Lai da Marmorera Marmorera Grisons 1.41 1680 65
Lac de Moiry Lac de Moiry Moiry Valais 1.40 2249 120
Limmernsee Limmernsee Limmern Glarus 1.36 1857 122
Göscheneralpsee Göscheneralpsee Göscheneralp Uri 1.32 1792 106
Lago di Luzzone Lago di Luzzone Luzzone Ticino 1.27 1606 181
Klingnauer Stausee Klingnauer Stausee Klingnau Aargau 1.16 318 8.5
Albigna lake Lago da l'Albigna
Lägh da l'Albigna
Albigna Grisons 1.13 2163 108
Oeschinen Lake Oeschinensee Oeschinen Berne 1.11 1578 56
Lago del Sambuco Lago del Sambuco Sambuco Ticino 1.11 1461 124

Notes:

↑ artificial lakes
* natural lakes used as reservoirs

Lakes smaller than 1 km²[edit]

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