The Schwarzsee lies to the north of the Matterhorn at an altitude of 2,583 meters. It can be reached by taking the Schwarzsee mountain railroad from Zermatt.
Or better still, on foot: one of the most beautiful hikes you can do in Zermatt leads up to the Schwarzsee at the foot of the Matterhorn (distance: 9.7 km, difference in altitude: 1,010 m, duration: 3.5 hours).
The small mountain lake has an area of 0.1 km² and the “Maria zum Schnee” chapel is located right next to it. The small church is reflected in the clear, dark lake when there is no wind. The lake lies in the middle of the Zermatt ski area and is the place where the sun shines first in the morning. For this reason, it is often referred to as Schwarzsee Paradise.
There is even a beach area where you can swim and sunbathe.
Video Schwarzsee Zermatt Switzerland
Schwarzsee above Zermatt is a bautiful swiss alps lake in front of the amazing Matterhorn mountain in Switzerland…