Lake Riffel


The Riffelsee lake should be on every Zermatt visitor’s bucket list.  The flawless inverted mirror-image is reflected on the unruffled lake’s surface.  Not surprisingly, many smartphones use this image as wallpaper.  The most beautiful photos can be taken at dawn or dusk;  in the early morning or towards evening the wind slackens and the reflection becomes very clear. 

The mountain lake is about 10-minutes’ walk from Rotenboden station.  Hidden behind the Riffelsee lake is a second, smaller lake, which often has fewer visitors. The banks of the lake entice visitors to take a break or enjoy a picnic.