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Fälensee is a lake in the Alpanetein Mountains in the of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland.

The lake is located in the rear part of the southeastern of the two longitudinal valleys of the Alpstein massif, in a very narrow valley between the Bollenwees mountain inn and the Zwingli Pass, nestled between Hundsteingrat and Roslen-Saxer First.
It is located 1446 m above sea level and has a surface area of 0.12 km².The Fählensee is one of the most visited places in the Alpstein, It is best reached from Appenzell by bus to Brülisau and then a longer walk, or from Sax in the canton of St. Gallen via the Saxer Lücke.

Access : Coordinates: 47.251667, 9.416667 / The mountain lake is 1,446 meters above sea level. in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden.

Highlights :

  • The mountain stations of the Alp Sigel, Staubern or Hoher Kasten cable cars are other starting points for a beautiful hike to the Fählensee or Bollenwees.
  • Alpanetein Mountains offers challenging hikes with splendid mountain panoramas, on Sundays and public holidays  there are a lot of hikers in this area.
  • Appenzellerland is particularly well-known for its aromatic cheese and active traditions
  • Because of the high nutrient load, the mountain lake is not a suitable habitat for many fish species.
  • The proximity to the Swiss and southern German metropolitan areas means that the Appenzell Alps are often visited.
  • If you hike along the Fählensee in the direction of the Zwingli Pass, you will find the alpine huts of the Fählenalp at the end of the lake.

Go next : discover the beautiful Appenzell region. The Appenzell Alps consist of several mountain ranges that are separated by striking valleys. The best known are the Alpstein (with the Säntis) and the Churfirsten.

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