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15 Most Beautiful Lakes In Europe

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which lake is the most beautiful in the world?

Well, the world is pretty big so we would probably need a lot of time to list all the lakes in the world. But when it comes to Europe, we can squeeze a few lakes in a short list and enjoy some of the most magnificent views ever.

Hallstatt Lake, Austria – a small fjord flanked by mountains.

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Photo source: planetden.com

Kerid Crater Lake, Iceland – the most beautiful volcanic lake in south Iceland.

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Photo source: worldinsidepictures.com

Lake Garda, Italy – it is split between three provinces: Verona, Brescia and Trento.

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Photo source: lakegarda-italy.com

Bled Lake, Slovenia

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Photo source: omega-grupa.hr

Lake Saimaa, Finland – the fourth biggest lake in Europe and a perfect example of a beautiful watery maze.

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Photo source: worldinsidepictures.com

Ohrid Lake, Macedonia – Albania – the deepest lake in the Balkans.

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Photo source: snipview.com

Loch Lomond, Scotland – the largest loch in Scotland.

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Photo source: loch-lomond.net

Lake Wastwater, Lake District, England

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Photo source: greatatmosphere.wordpress.com

Sognefjord, Norway – first tourists reached the area 150 years ago.

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Photo source: greatatmosphere.wordpress.com

Lake Annecy, France – some areas are perfect for windsurfing and diving.

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Photo source: telegraph.co.uk

Konigsee Lake, Germany – known as Germany’s deepest and cleanest lake.

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Photo source: greatatmosphere.wordpress.com

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia – this includes the most beautiful waterfalls with over 120 different types of birds and wild animals.

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Photo source: worldinsidepictures.com

Lugano Lake, Switzerland

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Photo source: trekearth.com

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland a reminiscent of the Norwegian fjords, this lake is stunning but not as cold.

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Photo source: youramazingplaces.com

Lake Orta, Italy – it includes and island (San Gulio) which hosts a monastery and a basilica.

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Photo source: blog.housetrip.com

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