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Location Nidwalden
Coordinates 46°52′06″N 8°25′44″E / 46.86833°N 8.42889°E / 46.86833; 8.42889Coordinates: 46°52′06″N 8°25′44″E / 46.86833°N 8.42889°E / 46.86833; 8.42889
Type reservoir
Catchment area 8.16 km2 (3.15 sq mi)
Basin countries Switzerland
Surface area 16 ha (40 acres)
Water volume 1.7 million cubic metres (1,400 acre·ft)

Bannalpsee is a reservoir in the municipality of Wolfenschiessen in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden.[1]

The reservoirs's surface area is 16 hectares (40 acres). The construction of the reservoir was decided in 1934 and completed in 1937. The reservoir is operated by Elektrizitätswerk Nidwalden.[2]

The lake can be reached by a cable car from Oberrickenbach, which in turn is linked by post bus service to Wolfenschiessen station on the Luzern–Stans–Engelberg railway line.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Bannalp". Swiss Committee on Dams. Archived from the original on 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Wolfenschiessen–Oberrickenbach (Linie 331)" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 

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