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Destination for families and nature lovers
Above Mels lies the idyllic lake Chapfen at 1,030 m above sea level and is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, families and fishermen. Lake Chapfen is also popular with fishermen, as it offers a good stock of rainbow trout. The lake is easily accessible by car, by bike or on foot. A path leads around the lake. Here you can also find several fireplaces with wood supplies. Lake Chapfen is actually a reservoir, but hardly recognizable as such. It is beautifully embedded in a protected nature reserve. On a hike around the lake, one discovers not only the worthwhile viewpoint at Chapfenstein with a view of the valley of Seez but also an original moor landscape.


2'747'716E 1'212'550N
47.047513, 9.382738
47°02'51.0"N 9°22'57.9"E
32T 529072 5210515
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Am Platz 1
8887 Mels
Phone +41 81 300 40 20 Fax +41 (0)81 300 40 21

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