Gelmersee, Guttannen

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#28 of 30 in Nature in Bernese Oberland
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Gelmersee (or Lake Gelmer) is a reservoir in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. The hydroelectric reservoir was completed in 1932, at about the same time as the Grimselsee reservoir, and both are operated by Kraftwerke Oberhasli. The reservoir's volume is 13 million m³ and its surface area 64.5 ha (159 acres).

The reservoir may be reached by the Gelmerbahn from Handegg, Guttannen at 1,412 m. The funicular's track with a length of 1,028 m has a maximum inclination of 106%.
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  • It’s unbelievable that’s this is man made reservoir, we did not do the complete loop hike but walked a few sections and really enjoyed it .. 
    It’s unbelievable that’s this is man made reservoir, we did not do the complete loop hike but walked a few sections and really enjoyed it ..  more »
  • The lake is very nice and accessible with the Gelmerbahn. You can walk around the lake but there is no restaurant at the top. There are many trail options but you need good shoes. 
    The lake is very nice and accessible with the Gelmerbahn. You can walk around the lake but there is no restaurant at the top. There are many trail options but you need good shoes.  more »
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  • One of the places you have to see... and what a great ride up and down :-)
  • What a view

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