Schwarzsee (Zermatt)

The Schwarzsee (German for "Black Lake") is a small lake near Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is located below the Matterhorn next to the mountain ridge (2,583 m (8,474 ft)) and to the cable car station of the same name at an elevation of 2,552 m (8,373 ft).

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Schwarzsee with chapel Maria zum Schnee, in the background from left Dent Blanche, Äbihorn and Arbenhorn
Schwarzsee is located in Canton of Valais
LocationAbove Zermatt, Valais
Coordinates45°59′28″N 7°42′25″E / 45.99111°N 7.70694°E / 45.99111; 7.70694Coordinates: 45°59′28″N 7°42′25″E / 45.99111°N 7.70694°E / 45.99111; 7.70694
Primary outflowsTeifbach
Basin countriesSwitzerland
Surface area0.5 ha (1.2 acres)
Surface elevation2,552 m (8,373 ft)
The Matterhorn from Schwarzsee

Its surface area is 0.5 ha. A chapel dedicated to Mary of the Snows – the chapel Maria zum Schnee – lies on the edge of the lake.

Gornergrat from Schwarzsee

It can be reached by cable car from Zermatt.