I already said that I love lakes of Switzerland, didn’t I?
I had the chance to see another one of them: the Greifensee.
It is a small lake surrounded by the trees, just east of Zurich.
Unlike other Swiss lakes, it has few to no buildings on its coast. In fact, Greifensee Lake is a nature conservancy area. Apart from the coast in front of the village with the same name, the rest of its shore is under environment protection and building of any kind is prohibited.
Therefore it is possible to just walk on a narrow, unpaved country road, enter a small forested area, and while walking amongst trees, suddendly find the lake in front of you, as it happened to us.
Do that on a quiet, wind-free day, and it will be a very peacefully feeling.
Water surface was completely flat, and we seated next to a tree that stretched its brances to the lake, while dipping our feet into the water.
The lake is narrow – its width being only a mile – and we could easily see the green hills on the other side. If you’d climb those hills, from the top you would see Lake Zurich on the other side.
Greifensee Lake hosts a variety of flora and fauna. Some species of migratory birds are present here.
A good place to come back again in the near future.