Top 10: The Most Beautiful Lakes in the World

22 March is World Water Day which focuses on the importance of fresh water. With our list of the world’s most beautiful lakes we would like to urge you not to forget to protect this natural treasure.

Lago di Como

Where? Northern Italy

Fun fact With its 400m depth Lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in Europe.

Plitvice Lakes

Where? Croatia

Fun fact The picturesque landscape of the Plitvice Lakes National Park is enriched with 18 lakes and 92 waterfalls. Needless to say, the Croatian natural treasure is part of the UNESCO legacy.

Lake Tahoe

Where? On the border of California and Nevada, USA

Fun fact Lake Tahoe was formed 2 million years ago, during the ice ages.

Lake Lucerne

Where? Lucerne, Switzerland

Fun fact Lake Lucerne is surrounded by four cantons, and its German name is Vierwaldstättersee which, it comes as no surprise, means „Lake of the Four Cantons”.

Maligne Lake

Where? Alberta, Canada

Fun fact Maligne Lake is famous for its turquoise blue water, the surrounding mountain peaks, and its abundant wildlife including Grizzly bears, black bears, moose, wolves, etc.

Derwent Water

Where? England

Fun fact The Lake District’s Derwent Water is a moody beauty: the calm water surface of the warmer months transforms into wild waves by autumn.

Lake Atitlán

Where? Guatemala

Fun fact This natural treasure of Guatemala is surrounded by a trio of volcanoes, while its riverside serves as the home of many Maya communities.

Lake Wakatipu

Where? New Zealand

Fun fact The fact that the mountain range surrounding the lake is called The Remarkables speaks for itself.

Crater Lake

Where? Oregon, USA

Fun fact Crater Lake is “protected” by the old man log, a log that have stood in the middle of the lake for almost 100 years.

Lake Kawaguchi

Where? Japan

Fun fact The perfect reflection of Mount Fuji on the water surface of Lake Kawaguchi is priceless.