Bachalpsee or Bachse is a lake with an area of 19.9 acres close to the above Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. The lake, located at an elevation of 7,431 ft, is split by a natural dam, the smaller part of the lake being 20 ft lower. The lake can be reached with a cable car. Lake Bachalpsee is a real desire for hikers with magnificently landscaped path leads through lush flowering alpine meadows. On the opposite side of the valley, ice-capped 4,000 metres mountains tower in the air. Hiking trails are for families of all ages with weather-resistant clothing and sturdy shoes. During the journey you can also see the mountain chains from Faulhorn, Schilthorn over Jungfrau, Eiger, Schreckhorn, Wetter horn and Engel Horner.
There is nothing to dislike this place, because this is truly an amazing place to visit, gorgeous alpine scenery, and beautiful lake and behind the massive Bernese Alps. This is definitely a must see in Grindelwald. Take a picnic lunch and spend time at the lake. Take the trail from the lake to Bort after leaving the lake. You can also see there the reflection of mountain very clearly. A peaceful place for relax. After walking for more than an hour from First, you will then see the beautiful lake. It is 100% sure that you will not regret to walk for such a long time. Without any doubt this is one of the top places in Switzerland with a wonderful view over the mountain range. Unfortunately, the lake is very busy as hordes of tourists visit it every day. Go in off season or early morning or late evening. Then, it is wonderfully peaceful and serene.
Bachalpsee Lake is separated by a natural damn with green pastures mostly eaten by cows in the late spring when the snow thaws in summer. There’re number of picnic spots and resting areas, in-fact two mountains huts in this area. But make sure there is no toilet facility there. The lake water is cold and snow free in summer. There’re some species of plants and algae that thrive below it and surprisingly and very small fishes that live on the lake! Source: Charismatic Planet