An iconic road to Griessee in the Swiss Alps

Griessee is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.386 m (7,828 ft) above the sea level, located in Valais, in the southwestern part of Switzerland.


The road to the lake is paved but narrow and steep. It can often be treacherous, with ice and snow accumulating even in the summer, so exercise caution as you make your way. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and the road can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. The lake was built in 1965. This road is very exciting and sometimes very exposed and unsecured driveway in innumerable twists and turns. The climb to the lake starts at the Passo della Novena-Nufenenpass.
Pic: Frank Zeller