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Saane in Freiburg.jpg
Berner Brücke/Pont de Berne over the Saane/Sarine, near Fribourg.
Origin foot of the Sanetschhorn
Mouth 46°58′46″N 7°15′39″E / 46.97935°N 7.260918°E / 46.97935; 7.260918
west of Bern, into the Aar
Basin countries Switzerland
Length 128 km (80 mi)
Basin area 1,892 km2 (731 sq mi)
"Saane" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Saâne.

Saane (in German) or Sarine (in French) is one of the largest rivers in Switzerland. It is 128 km (80 mi) long and has a drainage area of 1,892 km2 (731 sq mi). It is a tributary of the river Aare. The source is at the foot of the Sanetschhorn, in the western part of the Bernese Oberland.

The Saane flows through the following Swiss cantons and towns:

Approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) west of Bern, the river flows into the Aare.


Reservoirs on the Saane/Sarine river
Dam Location Elevation Reservoir Area Volume Length
Rossinière VD 860 m (2,820 ft) Lac du Vernex 0.32 km2 (0.12 sq mi) 002.9 mio m³ 1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Lessoc, Haut-Intyamon FR 774 m (2,539 ft) Lac de Lessoc 0.20 km2 (0.077 sq mi) 001.5 mio m³ 2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Rossens FR 677 m (2,221 ft) Lac de la Gruyère 9.60 km2 (3.71 sq mi) 220 mio m³ 13.5 km (8.4 mi)
Fribourg 554 m (1,818 ft) Lac de Pérolles 0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi) 000.034 mio m³ 2.3 km (1.4 mi)
Schiffenen FR 532 m (1,745 ft) Lake Schiffenen 4.25 km2 (1.64 sq mi) 065 mio m³ 12 km (7.5 mi)


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