The local authority of Lauenen

The local authority of Lauenen

After the Enge, which separates the landscape around Lauenen as a side valley of the River Saane, the Lauenental valley opens up into a wide open space, the western and eastern slopes of which gently rise, and in the background are the impressive mountains. The result is a fascinating contrast between an idyllic cultivated area and the rough, surreal rocky landscape.

Lake Lauenen, which is situated at the very end of the valley on an elevated plateau, is probably considered a special attraction. Furthermore, the valley is characterised by a rich cultivated area with scattered settlements which extend on both sides over the flanks of the valley. The special building culture and the noticeable naturalness, which is also still evident in the local dialect, make the valley an independent place with special appeal.

A 12.5 km2 mire landscape extends between Lauenen and Lake Lauenen with numerous protected high-moor bog and low-moor bog biotopes. Within the Lake Lauenen mire landscape is the Rohr-Oey pasture land, which is of special value both from a scenic and an ecological point of view. The territory from Lauenen to Gstaad is part of the Bäder cantonal wildlife reserve.