Nature Reservoir

The Engstlensee is a natural reservoir in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.


The lake lies at around 1'851 ​​m above sea level. M. at the top of Gentals in Susten area on the Joch Pass ( 2,207 m) near the borders with the cantons of Obwalden, Nidwalden, and at the foot of the highest mountain in the region, the Titlis ( 3'238 m above sea level. M. ).


The Engstlensee is a popular tourist destination, especially because of its proximity to the Titlis. It can be from Engelberg easily reached by car and on foot, and is often combined into a tour with three similarly sized lakes in the region ( Truebsee, Tannen and Melchsee ), you hike from Engelberg, one after the other can, and then enter the valley of Melchsee -Frutt again.


It is a good fishing lake with 10.7 million m³, of which about 1 million cubic meters are used for power generation. About 500 meters after the Seeabfluss is taken the Gentalwasser and passed through a tunnel in the neighboring Gadmental where it is used in electricity generation Fuhren, Hopflauenen and Innertkirchen 2 of the power plants Oberhasli ( KWO).