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2008-10-12 Schwendisee 02.jpg
LocationWildhaus, Canton of St. Gallen
Coordinates47°11′13″N 9°19′52″E / 47.187°N 9.331°E / 47.187; 9.331Coordinates: 47°11′13″N 9°19′52″E / 47.187°N 9.331°E / 47.187; 9.331
Primary outflowsSeebach
Basin countriesSwitzerland
Surface area3.3 ha (8.2 acres)
Max. depth9.7 m (32 ft)
Surface elevation1,159 m (3,802 ft)

Schwendisee is a small lake above Wildhaus on the slopes of the Churfirsten, in Toggenburg, Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Besides the main lake (Vorderer Schwendisee), there is a smaller lake nearby (Hinterer Schwendisee).

Sediment cores from the lakes have been studied and provide a record of the climate of the last 600 years.[1]


  1. ^ a b Adrian Gilli, Flavio Anselmetti, Daniel Aritzgegui, Judith McKenzie: A 600-year sedimentary record of flood events from two sub-alpine in lakes (Schwendiseen, Northeastern Switzerland) in Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, ISSN 0012-9402, (2003) Supplement 1, pp. 49–58