Lake Lungern

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lake Lungern
Lungerersee from Brünigpass.jpg
Karte Lungerersee.png
Location Obwalden
Coordinates 46°48′9″N 8°9′48″E / 46.80250°N 8.16333°E / 46.80250; 8.16333Coordinates: 46°48′9″N 8°9′48″E / 46.80250°N 8.16333°E / 46.80250; 8.16333
Primary inflows Lauibach, Eibach
Primary outflows Sarner Aa
Basin countries Switzerland
Max. length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width 200–800 m (660–2,620 ft)
Surface area 2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Max. depth 68 m (223 ft)
Surface elevation 688 m (2,257 ft)
Settlements Lungern

Lake Lungern (German: Lungerersee, also spelled Lungernsee or Lungerensee) is a natural lake in Obwalden, Switzerland which is named after the town Lungern on its shore. The lake is drained by the Sarner Aa river, which flows through the Sarnersee and into Lake Lucerne.[1]

The lake was originally much larger, and covered a large part of the valley it is situated in. Starting in 1836, its level was lowered by 36 metres through an artificial drainage tunnel of 380 m length.[2] It is used as a reservoir.[citation needed]


  1. ^ (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  2. ^ Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon. 14th ed., Leipzig, Berlin and Vienna 1894; Vol. 11, p. 385

External links[edit]