The most beautiful lakes of Europe

The most beautiful lakes of Europe

The best of Europe's lakes

Despite the fact that Europe is a very small continent, there are dozens of very beautiful lakes, especially in the Alpine region. Come and see the most beautiful of them

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Plitvice Lakes
44.902, 15.611
523 m / 1 716 ft

#1 Plitvice Lakes

The most famous lakes of Europe

Plitvice Lakes are the most famous national park in Croatia. You will find here beautiful lakes, wonderful waterfalls and overall scenic surrounding countryside.

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Finstaler lake
47.194, 11.026
2 330 m / 7 644 ft

#2 Finstaler lake

Gorgeous dam in the Alps

Lake Finstertaler is a typical mountain dam with a small hydroelectric power plant. However, it is beautifully set in the surrounding countryside, and thus it is among the most beautiful lake in Austria.

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Lake Misurina
46.583, 12.254
1 745 m / 5 725 ft

#3 Lake Misurina

The famous lake in the Dolomites

Lake Misurina is a large mountain lake situated in fairytale Dolomites. Thanks to the beauty of the surrounding landscape, it is one of the most visited places in the entire range.

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Lake Bled
46.364, 14.094
476 m / 1 562 ft

#4 Lake Bled

The most beautiful lake of Slovenia

Lake Bled, located in the north of Slovenia, is most famous and beautiful lake in this country. Thanks to the thermal springs, it belongs to the warmest lakes of Europe. The lake is well-known due to the island with the church, which adds to its attractions.

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Königsee Lake
47.554, 12.978
603 m / 1 978 ft

#5 Königsee Lake

The most famous German lake

Lake Königsee is located in the center of national park Berchtesgaden. Lake water belongs to the cleanest natural water in the world. Its quality approximates to the drinking water quality at the tap. The lake is unique in its echo, which the local trumpeter likes to show on the pipe. Lake Königsee's icon is St. Bartholomew, which also offers hikes to the surroundings.

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Riffelsee
45.983, 7.762
2 758 m / 9 049 ft

#6 Riffelsee

Lake with Matterhorn

Riffelsee is the lake below the famous viewpoint of Gornegrat at an altitude of 2,757m asl. In good and unclouded weather, the lake reflects the most beautiful and most famous mountain in Europe - Matterhorn.

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Lago di Garda
45.605, 10.635
62 m / 203 ft

#7 Lago di Garda

The most beautiful Italian lake

Lake Garda is the largest and perhaps the most beautiful Italian lake. It was excavated by glacier. It is surrounded by two thousand high peaks with magnificent views of this beautiful lake

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Lake Bohinj
46.284, 13.859
527 m / 1 729 ft

#8 Lake Bohinj

The largest lake in Slovenia

Bohinj Lake is the largest lake in Slovenia. It is 4.35 km long and 1.25 km wide and the coast is 10.9 km long. It reaches a maximum depth of 45 m. It belongs in Triglav Park to the most sought-after places. Nearby is the beautiful viewpoint of Vogel, from where you can see the highest mountain of Slovenia - Triglav and also offers many other popular tourist destinations, such as the most visited waterfall Savica and the Jezerní cesta from which you can hike to Triglav

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Rondvatnet lake
61.889, 9.795
1 167 m / 3 829 ft

#9 Rondvatnet lake

The most beautiful lake in the Rondane NP

Lake Rondvatnet (1,155m above sea level) is the largest and most picturesque lake in the Rondane National Park. It is also an excellent starting point for hikes to the surrounding mountains.

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Gosausee lake
47.533, 13.497
921 m / 3 022 ft

#10 Gosausee lake

The most beautiful lake at Dachstein

To the north of the famous Dachstein peak is one of the most beautiful lakes of the Salzkammergut - Gosausee. Besides the beautiful reflection of the Dachstein massif, it is a great starting point for a range of perfect hikes around.

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Ovre Sjodalsvatnet Lake
61.542, 8.915
953 m / 3 127 ft

#11 Ovre Sjodalsvatnet Lake

Beautiful lake near Jotunheimen

Lake Ovre Sjodalsvatnet is located just off Highway 51 leading east of the mighty Jotunheimen Mountains. From the shore it is possible to hike to a viewpoint between this lake and the nearby lake Nedre Sjodalsvatnet

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Lake Brienz
46.727, 7.967
564 m / 1 850 ft

#12 Lake Brienz

Lake between the mountains

Lake Brienz is one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. It is also a great starting point for the Bernese Alps or the famous Giesbach Waterfall.

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Lago del Predil Lake
46.419, 13.565
959 m / 3 146 ft

#13 Lago del Predil Lake

The largest lake in the Italian Julian Alps

The beautiful Lake Lago del Predil (959m above sea level) is located in the Valle del Rio Valley. It is the largest lake in the Italian Julian Alps. Directly from the lake, the road leads to the border crossing pass with Slovenia - Predel (1,155 m)

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Lago di Resia lake
46.805, 10.531
1 497 m / 4 911 ft

#14 Lago di Resia lake

Famous Lake with Church Tower

Lago di Resia or Reschensee is the dam ake in South Tyrol. It is famous not only for the picturesque surrounding countryside, but also for the church tower that stands out from the lake

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