Faulensee is a small village on the shores of Lake Thun, where I have lived since 2011. The unappealing name originates from the German “stagnant lake” , which refers back to the days when the Lake Thun was lined by smelly reed-beds along this stretch of the shoreline. Thankfully, they were cleared many years ago and the village is now one of the most picturesque lakeside spots between Spiez and Interlaken.

Faulensee is in the following areas: Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

Aerial photograph of Faulensee and Lake Thun in Switzerland