Island of Schwanau, Lauerzersee

The Chapel of St. John and the ruins of a 12-13-century castle are to be found on the island.
Ferry service.

Torrent Neuf Irrigation Water Canal

Built around 1430, the Bisse du Torrent-Neuf or Bisse de Savièse irrigation channel was once the most ambitious project of its kind. It drew its water from the river Morge before leaving the gorge via a dizzying, dangerous structure to carry plenty of water to the Savièse area.

Rheinau abbey island

The late gothic-baroque abbey, formerly the collegiate church of St. Maria, is one of the most sumptuous showpieces of high baroque in Switzerland.

Rheinau abbey island

Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge: Mightily Romantic

The Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge has attracted romantics from near and far for more than a century. The Weissenbach River has carved a way into the slate and limestone. A narrow hiking trail follows the rushing mountain stream step for step. In some areas, the gorge is so narrow that the highly polished cliffs seem to nearly touch, leaving only a sliver of sky.

The Rosenlaui Glacier Gorge has attracted romantics from near and far for more than a century. The Weissenbach River has carved a way into the slate and limestone.