Water Sports

From swimming and paddleboarding to snorkeling and fishing

Fishing Angelsee, From Lake to Plate

On Sunday, we discovered a fun, new "shopping" destination to buy fresh fish.  The only catch is, we had to hook them ourselves. Tucked away in the nearby village of Pöhlde, a small lake called Angelsee is open year round for fishing.  Popular with locals, th...

9 Reasons To SUP Lake Neuchâtel

Of all the lakes that fall entirely within Switzerland's borders, Lake Neuchâtel is the largest.  Nestled beneath the Jura Mountains, its considerable expanse shimmers invitingly during the summer months.  Though there's no shortage of fun things to do at the ...

Swimming at Lake Gruyère

It's shameful that we lived in Switzerland for nearly a year and still hadn't had a proper visit to Lake Gruyère, not even to go swimming.  We'd driven past it, around it, and over it on various highways, always saying we should spend a day at the lake, but it...
Polar plunge in Switzerland

Lake Schiffenensee Polar Plunge

Since I was a little girl, I looked forward to the days when I could don my favorite swimsuit and hit the beach, lake, river - just about any body of water would do.  During the years my mom, sister, and I lived in North Idaho, I spent most of my summer waking...