Take a breath of fresh air at this picturesque mountain lake

Schwarzsee, Fribourg

1,046 Meters, Prealps

Located at the edge of the country's Fribourg region, Schwarzsee is the gateway to the Alps. Stunning mountains and a quaint little village are centred around a small lake, creating one of the most picturesque landscapes that Switzerland has to offer.

The village and stunning mountain range are centred around Der Schwarszee (German for The Black Lake), which is so-called because of the dark colour given to it by its high sulphur content - which makes it one of the healthiest places in Switzerland to bathe during the summer months, so don't be afraid to jump in!

In the daylight Schwarzsee is an awe-inspiring sight, but it truly becomes special when the sun goes down. Due to it's mountainous location, and lack of a nearby metropolis, there is almost no light polution; making Schwarzsee home to one of the most crystal clear, star-studded skies that you're likely to find in the whole of continental Europe - a truly awe-inspiring sight that's not to be missed!

To find out more visit the official Schwarzsee tourism website here.


Schwarzsee Campus

Accommodaion is in a brand new campus on the banks of the lake.

This former army barracks was newly converted into a modren campus in 2016 and boast slick single, double & 4 bedrooms as well as outdoor & indoor sports facilities, classrooms and communal areas. 

The campus has easy access to Schwarzsee's many hiking trails and is a mere two minute walk away from the nearest lakeside swimming area. The main village of Schwarzsee is a picturesque 15 minute stroll around the lakeside path. 

Schwarzsee Campus

Gantrisch Nature Park, 

1716 Plaffeien, 

CH Switzerland