Blausee is a small blue lake in the Kander Valley in Switzerland and is fed by subterranean springs. Thank goodness the lovely manager at The Cambrian Hotel in Adelboden told us about this gem otherwise we might have never seen! Its just a short bus ride ( about 20 minutes ) from Adelboden post bus station to the Blausee stations ( you can also go from Frutigen main station! ) and it is totally worth a visit.
So I don’t know if you guys can relate to this but hear me out anyway. You know when you see an amazing place on the internet and then go there in real life and you are still blown away? It’s so funny how it looks just like it does in the pictures and videos but being there just makes it like so much better? Thats how I felt when I walked through the little forest path and saw my first glimpse of the blue lake. I knew it was going to be crazy blue but it still gave me goosebumps.
Legend has it that the colour of the lake comes from the tears of a maiden who had her heart broken at the lake. She spent a lot of time there with her lover. After his sudden death she continued to return to the lake to cry until one night she cried herself to death. It seems like quite a terrible story for such a pretty place. There is even a statue of the maiden inside the lake.
The lake is surround by a beautiful forest and striking mountains and was actually created by a rock slide a very long time ago.
We had other plans for later in the day and I really didn’t think that we would spend more than an hour there but we ended up taking a walk and then waiting for the suo to pop over the trees and onto the lake so we could see it in all its blue glory! I would highly suggest that you visit midday if it is sunny out to get the full effect of the clear water.
They have organic trout swimming around as well. They basically look like they are floating in air which is quite a weird sight! There is also a little boat that you can get taken out in when its season but we just posed for pics. Season was starting the very next day and then for a small fee you can also go for hikes in the nature park behind Blausee. We didn’t pay anything to get to the lake area though which is really cool. I think you can expect weekends during Summer to be really full at Blausee.