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 Aare 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 Aare 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 Aare 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 Aare Aarau Aargau 34 No
Grien 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 Rhone Geneva Geneva 0.2 373 m (1,224 ft) 1 m (3 ft) 60 m (200 ft) Yes
Insel Rheinau 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 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 Aare 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 Aare 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 Berne 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 Aare 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 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 Aare Gebenstorf, Turgi Argau No
Unnamed islet 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
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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