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Riffelsee 1.jpg
Fish in Riffelsee with Matterhorn behind
Location Zermatt, Valais
Coordinates 45°59′0″N 7°45′44″E / 45.98333°N 7.76222°E / 45.98333; 7.76222Coordinates: 45°59′0″N 7°45′44″E / 45.98333°N 7.76222°E / 45.98333; 7.76222
Catchment area 20 ha (49 acres)
Basin countries Switzerland
Surface area 0.45 ha (1.1 acres)
Max. depth 4 m (13 ft)
Surface elevation 2,757 m (9,045 ft)

Riffelsee is an alpine lake above the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It lies below the Riffelhorn at an elevation of 2757 m, and has a surface area of 0.45 ha. The lake can be reached from Rotenboden railway station (2815 m) on the Gornergratbahn mountain railway.

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  • Media related to Riffelsee at Wikimedia Commons