Obersee, CH

The Obersee is a lake, a natural reservoir on Oberseealp near Näfels in the Canton of Glarus, Switzerland. Its surface area is 24 ha (59 acres) and its surface elevation 982 m (3,222 ft).


It can be reached in less than an hour by car from the agglomeration of Zurich, and if you drive over the last hilltop in front of the crystal-clear mountain lake, you’ll feel like you’re in British Columbia, overlooking the Glarus Prealps.

The Obersee is at the same time an insider tip for fishermen who use the fly rod or the heavy cone to fish for trout and Egli. Visitors can watch the fishermen directly over the rod tip on the pram-friendly promenade around the lake.

Picnic or brunch buffet at the Obersee: Immediately by the mountain lake is a pretty hotel with a rich offer for hikers, fishermen and walkers who prefer the comfortable restaurant table to a picnic at a self-built fireplace, while the younger family members may let off steam in the playground.

Getting there

By any means or by choice of public transport services: SBB Timetable, please click here.

The Country

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge.

The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

The Weather

Here’s the weather for the capitol city. Go to Dark Sky and input any other destination of your choice to get a detailed weather prognosis. There’s also a weather time machine, providing you backcasts for the experienced past and forecasts for the predicted future.

Bern, Switzerland WEATHER

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