Lake Tannen

Lake Tannen
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Unknown
Lake Tannen
Bänkli am Tannensee
Photo: Obwalden Tourismus, Unknown
Lake Tannen is located to the east of Lake Melch. The dam wall also faces the Melch. The lake lies in a rather flat, high valley, almost on the saddle to the Gen valley. A road runs along the northern shore, which links Melchsee-Frutt with Tannalp.

Lake Tannen is very popular with anglers. Six different species of trout and char are released in this beautiful mountain lake. In winter, ice fishing is offered on the frozen lake.

There are spacious barbecue areas by the Tannen dam and on the eastern shore. Dry wood and grills are available - making grilling sausages child's play for the whole family.

Signposted footpaths lead around the lake. They are stroller-friendly.

Frutt-Zug road train
The Frutt-Zug runs between Melchsee-Frutt and Tannalp. There are two stops by the lake at the dam and the barbecue spot.

An unmetalled road runs along the southern shore which joins the access road at both ends. The neighbouring mountains are the Hohmad (2441 m) in the north, the Reissend Nollen (3003 m) in the east, the Wendenstöcke (up to 3042 m) and the Glogghuis (2534 m) in the southwest.

Lake Tannen, like Lake Melch, is used by the Elektrizitätswerk Obwalden (EWO) to produce electricity, so its water level is subject to fluctuations depending on the demand for power.


Location and Contact

6068 Melchsee-Frutt