The Walensee is a mountain lake located in the cantons of St. Gallen and Glarus in Switzerland and is a popular tourist destination. With a length of 15.5 km and a width of 2 km, it is the twelfth largest lake in Switzerland and is often referred to as the Riviera of Eastern Switzerland. Due to its clear water and a maximum depth of 150 meters, the Walensee is especially popular among scuba divers, but it also offers beautiful hiking trails and a charming lake and mountain landscape. Travelers can easily reach the Walensee via the A3 from Zurich.
Renovation of the Kerenzerberg Tunnel
The Kerenzerberg Tunnel is currently undergoing renovation. This is the first major renewal since its opening in 1986. The renovation works are planned from 2020 to 2026. As part of the renovation, a safety gallery running parallel to the tunnel is being added. The tunnel breakthrough for the safety gallery was successful in September 2022. After the completion of the gallery, extensive renovation works are planned, and the overall renovation is expected to be completed by 2026. During the construction, the Kerenzer Tunnel remains accessible during the day, but at night (usually on weekdays between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM), a full closure of the tunnel is necessary. Time-limited full closures may also be ordered during the daytime. Information on Kerenzerberg Tunnel closures can be found on the official website.