The winter morning with early sunshine was pleasant when we reached Schwarzsee. Quite a scenic route.
Schwarzsee Bad is a small area in Friborg region which has panoramic pre alpine mountains and valleys on all possible angles.
Walking through these snow filled path was real fun. If you do not follow this path, and try to get into the side paths, your legs get trapped inside the snow till ur thighs. True. I tried it and fell down struggling to get up.
Beautiful house we encountered on the foots of pre Alps.
The frozen Schwarzsee with the backdrop of Snow covered mountains.Cuddled with the snow capped mountains, a small river flows through the pebbles amidst the dense forest region (which is also covered with snow indeed) and the huge Schwarzsee (Schwarz Lake) that is frozen completely- was a visual treat for us. And I was glad we spent a day at Schwarzee.
Adventuours trial path which took us through the beautiful wonderland. We travelled our way from Schwarzsee Bad to Lichtena through this snow covered forest. It was more a trecking trail and we were so excited to walk amidst that wonderland with a narrow river flowing beside us.
After 7-8 kms of trail, we headed towards the famous Ice Palace (Eispaläste) in Lichtena.
Ice Palace is very famous tourist spot and is open only between Christmas and early March. You can witness the most artistic and imaginative illuminated ice castles, towers and grottos located in the centre of the forest.
Karl Neuhaus is the ice sculptor who designed and created this open ice palace. The freezing cold climate helps to maintain this ice palace in its shape for upto 3 months.
It’s truly a winter wonderland especially during night time when the colourful lights decorate the ice grottos.
We were not able to see the completely illuminated Ice Palace as it was still not dark. Here is a photo of Ice Palace taken at night.
Schwarzsee & Ice Palace - a winter wonderland. I am sure kids will enjoy this place than us.