Two beautiful natural lakes are part of the valley of the lake (Seetal): the lake of Hallwil and the smaller lake of Baldegg. Here in the picture is the lake of Hallwil (Hallwilersee). It is surrounded by soft green hills.
The lake of Hallwil is 8km long and very clean, like almost every lake in this country. The water has virtually drinking water quality.
In spring when the many fruit trees are in full bloom the area looks like in a picture book.
In summer the temperature of the lake reaches easily a comfortable 25°C. The lake offers a very popular and relaxing swimming experience and all sorts of water sports.
Usually in mid October a 21km jogging event takes place leading around the lake.
Occasionally in a very cold winter the whole lake can freeze up. The last time this happened in 1986.
Beinwil am See is the biggest village sitting on the lake and is part of the Canton of Aargau. Quite a few artists have made their home in this charming area.
Opposite of Beinwil am See is the village of Aesch (belonging to the Canton of Lucerne). On the sunny hills of Aesch a great vine is produced by friends of ours. This wine has won several prices for its outstanding quality.
The lake is about 1 1/2 hour away from Berne when taking the slightly longer and very beautiful scenic route via Huttwil.